Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) began in 2003 as a small, grassroots effort providing simple care and comfort items to the hospital bedsides of the first wounded service members returning home from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As their post-service needs evolved, so have our programs and services. Today, through our direct programs in mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care, along with our advocacy efforts, we improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families. This effort requires the passion and commitment of friends, supporters, and like-minded organizations that enable us to fulfill our mission. With their collaboration and support, we strive to ensure that when those who serve come home, they’re afforded every opportunity to be as successful as a civilian as they were in the military. MISSION To honor and empower wounded warriors. VISION To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.
Operation Underground Railroad - 2019
To shine a light worldwide on the global issue of child sex trafficking and exploitation, and in so doing rescue more children from slavery and assist law enforcement to seek justice for those who violate children. We place survivors on a path to recovery by partnering with vetted aftercare providers. Since being founded in December 2013, we've gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Ops Team consists of former CIA, past and current law enforcement, and highly skilled operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world. Image Source: https://maeband.com/2021/01/25/operation-underground-railroad/
Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics - 2018
FAST was founded in 2008 with an urgent mission: to cure Angelman syndrome. Today, with operations in the United States, Australia, the UK, Canada, Italy, France, Spain and Latin America, our organization is the largest non-governmental funder of Angelman syndrome research, and we take this responsibility seriously. All financial gifts are invested wisely, and 94.3% of every dollar goes to support critical research! And, we don’t just write checks. FAST has set the research agenda for Angelman syndrome from bringing together a multidisciplinary team of more than two-dozen scientists from top research universities and pharmaceutical companies to join forces on a focused path to a cure to ensuring potential therapeutics do not languish in the laboratory. FAST formed the subsidiary, GeneTx Biotherapeutics, in order to develop an antisense oligonucleotide as a potential treatment for Angelman syndrome. FAST and GeneTx advanced this program from a proof of concept in the laboratory into clinical development. FAST was the first rare-disease patient organization to take this approach. GeneTx was the very first company to trial a potentially disease-modifying drug in this patient population. Whereas most rare disease patient organizations would begin to relax and wait (and pray) for the results of their decisions, strategies and hard work to pay off, FAST is poised to work harder than ever to create meaningful change for the Angelman community. All of the advancements in Angelman syndrome, as well as FAST’s mission, would not be possible without the continued support of our community. All of us at FAST remain enormously grateful for your support and look forward to the many advancements that lie ahead as we #cureangelman. Now is the time for action. FAST’s Roadmap to a Cure is bold, ambitious, and, with your help, achievable. Please join us by making a financial gift, spreading the word with friends and family members, and fundraising to help us cross the finish line. Our ultimate goal is to successfully complete this race – and no longer be necessary – by finding a cure. Image Source: https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/angelman-syndrome-causes-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/
Latter-day Saint Charities - 2017
Latter-day Saint Charities is the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our purpose is to relieve suffering, foster self-reliance and provide opportunities for service. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Latter-day Saint Charities follows the admonition of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, take in the stranger, clothe the naked and visit the sick and afflicted . Unique in its support structure, Latter-day Saint Charities has access to the resources of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which include funding and local volunteer support. More than one million workdays of labor are contributed each year by volunteers in support of welfare initiatives. We sponsor relief and development projects in 195 countries and territories and give assistance without regard to race, religious affiliation, or nationality. Aid is based on the core principles of personal responsibility, community support, self-reliance, and sustainability. Largely run with volunteer labor, we operate both independently and in cooperation with other charitable organizations and governments. Image Source: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2022/05/18/what-world-is-lds-church/