Wednesday
Jan212015

Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas, 2014 - After Action Report

The staff at Able Forces is just humbled by the incredible support we received for our 2nd Annual Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program.  This year we were able to expand our support to assist Warrior and Vetean families in 17 states and the District of Columbia.  

Last year we were able to "adopt"4 families.  This year, 10 families were adopted and provided gifts for each child off their "wish list", a tree, and the entire Christmas meal for up to 8.  In addition, additional gift cards were provided for the parent(s).  Along with our "adoption" of families, financial contributions from our donors provided another 35 families with gift cards, with the smallest demonination of gift card being $150.00.  Finally, another 388 families received toys for thier children. 

Our full report is posted and we will look forward to expanding the program next year.   Click HERE for the report.

A HUGE thank you to all who contributed, to our Warrior Advocates who identified our families, to our Corporate sponsors Insperity, SMS, Miracle Valley Vineyard, Operation Homefront, Orbital, ESOP Services, BB&T, Operation Care, the British Embassy, and to my staff and volunteers that made this all happen.  It was once again an example of the Christmas Spirit!  Thank you all.  May God continue to Bless all of you.

Skip Rogers, Co/Founder and Executive Director

Friday
Nov072014

Able Forces Receives Great NonProfit Award For 2014

 

Able Forces (www.ableforces.org) just received the 2014 Great NonProfit (3rd consecutive year) that we are very proud to share.  We are honored to receive this for the work we do with our Wounded, Ill, and Injured veterans as only 10% of eligible non-profits are awarded this distinction.  Please take moment to read what folks are saying about our company at: http://greatnonprofits.org/org/able-forces-inc

God Bless each of you for the work you are doing and for assisting us with making this award possible.



 

Tuesday
Oct142014

Adopt a Warrior Family for Christmas

For various reasons many of our Warrior Families find themselves in financial crisis, so to give back Able Forces is adopting one Warrior Family from each of the five Military Services and providing an entire Christmas to each.


Able Forces will provide the families:

• A Christmas tree
• Complete dinner that serves up to 8 people
• Stocking stuffers
• Presents for the entire family*

*Able Forces will provide each child up to five gifts off a “wish list” the parents have provided. Our military member and their spouse will also receive a gift.


If contributions exceed the cost of supporting our five families additional families will be identified and sponsored. 100% of all donations go to support the Adopt a Warrior Family for Christmas Program.

All donations contributed between November 1 and December 15 will go directly to support this program.

Please click below to make a contribution via PayPal.

 

Download a flyer here to display or share.

Thank you for your generosity and may you have a blessed holiday season.

 

 

Monday
Mar312014

My Hero Doesn't Wear A Cape

A friend has published a wonderful children's book titled "My Hero Doesn't Wear a Cape" by Gloria Canada.  I highly recommend it for those military family's with children or any family with children.  It is quite touching and the artwork is beautiful.  You will be able to order it online soon, but in the meantime if you'd like to order a copy, please contact Terry Baily at Innovo Publishing, 1.888.546.2111 or their website: www.innovopublishing.com

Tuesday
Jan212014

After Action Report (AAR) - Adopt A Warrior Family For Christmas program

What an unbelievable program this was!  Our first Christmas program to support Warrior families for Christmas went far beyond our expectations. 

We initially focused on "adopting" 4 families by soliciting donations from our Corporate partners and friends.  Our goal was to collect $2000.00.  We far exceeded our goal through the generocity of our partners and friends, and were able to support 57 military and veteran families.

Our full report is posted and we look forward to expanding the program next year.  Click HERE for the report.

A HUGE thank you to all who contributed, to our Warrior Advocates who identified our families, and to my staff and volunteers that made this all happen.  It was truly an example of the Christmas Spirit!  Thank you all.

Skip Rogers, Co/Founder and Executive Director