There are times when a group of people see a need and decide to fill it without help from government grants or loans. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, located in Mammoth Lakes, California have decided to do just that. As they write in their website www.woundedwarriorsmammoth.org/, “Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a nationally acclaimed year-round adaptive sports program for people with disabilities of all ages. Based in Mammoth Lakes, California, DSES is a 501(c)3 non-profit with over ten years of experience. Download DSES 10 Year Report as PDF. We facilitate change in participants’ lives that will enable them to lead a healthy lifestyle beyond participation in the DSES program.”
To that end, the Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra program are collecting funds to build the Nation’s Largest Wounded Warrior Center. To donate or learn more about this “mammoth” effort to help our disabled warriors, please click HERE.
I just finished listening to the audio book of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen TemplinSeal Team Six (a great and interesting book which I highly recommend.) At the end of the cd it mentions the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Curious about this nonprofit, I looked them up on the web and this is what I found:
- College Scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces
- Family Services, including educational counseling
- Wounded Special Operations Forces Support
And that SOWF is ranked among the top 2% of charities rated by Charity Navigator.