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“i Just Want Them to Have a Happy Life”: Exclusive Army times Interview with Gary Sinise on How the Foundation Is Helping Wounded Vets

Check out this exclusive interview from Army Times featuring our very own Gary Sinise and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Ross who lost both legs to amputation and part of his pelvic bone back in 2011 after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. Find out how the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program restored Jason’s Independence and supported his Empowerment with a custom-designed, mortgage-free smart home.

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Thank you for an amazing year

From Gary Sinise and all of us at the GSF Team, we just wanted to thank you for your incredible support of those we serve – our veterans, active-duty service members, most severely wounded heroes, the children of our fallen and their surviving spouses, those suffering the invisible wounds of war, their families and those in need. We are truly humbled by your gratitude. Thank YOU.

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Veterinarians for Valor: Having Each Other's Backs

After creating a strong bond with the German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, Viki, her handler, veteran Jack Price, decided to take her home once she was eligible for retirement. However, years later, at ten years old, Viki began to show signs of hurting. That is when Jack reached out to the Gary Sinise Foundation. Through the Foundation's Veterinarians for Valor initiative, Jack was able to get Viki the help she needed.

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Detroit WWII veteran reminisces about life, service, and music's golden age

When Bob Harris reminisces about his life, the 91-year-old Detroit resident describes it as “very, very interesting.” He’s not kidding. The WWII veteran enjoyed a five-decade-long career in Motor City's music industry.

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Introducing the Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network

The Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network is a nationwide cognitive health and mental wellness network providing transformative care to veterans and first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and substance abuse.

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Suicide Prevention

If you’re a veteran in crisis or you're concerned about one, caring VA responders are standing by to help. Dial 1-800-273-8255 then press 1.

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Virtual Remembrance Garden

Each year, during the Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express, we honor and remember our fallen military heroes in a Remembrance Garden filled with hundreds of flags and placards, each representing the brave heroes our Gold Star families lost. In 2021, the tradition of this important tribute looked a little different. Thanks to the generosity of the American people and partners like, WoodmenLife, we were able to create a Virtual Remembrance Garden where all of our Snowball Express families could honor and pay tribute to their fallen hero from the comfort of their own home. The Virtual Remembrance Garden was an important reminder to our Snowball Express families that they were not alone during this time of year, and their hero’s selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Our impact

By The Numbers

specially adapted smart homes completed for our severely wounded heroes
attendees of our Invincible Spirit Festivals since 2012
meals served to our nation's defenders across the country
veterans & their guardians have participated in our Soaring Valor experiences
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heroes have returned from Iraq & Afghanistan bearing the mental and physical wounds of war.

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Our Impact

The Stories

San Diego Union TribuneBy: John Wilkens

Outlet: KPLC7 (NBC and CW-affiliated television station for Southwest Louisiana)By: Andrea Robinson

Outlet: WKRN/ABC NashvilleBy: Caitlin Coffey

Outlet: ABC10 News San Diego (KGTV)By: Leah Pezzetti

Outlet: CBS47 and FOX30 JacksonvilleBy: Tenikka Hughes

Outlet: FOX26 HoustonBy: Jonathan Martin

Outlet: ForbesBy: Scott King

Outlet: ABC Orlando (WFTV)By: Jack DeMarco

Outlet: Orlando Sentinel By: Joe Mario Pedersen

Outlet: AP NewsBy: The Associated Press

Outlet: Stars and Stripes By: Stars and Stripes

Outlet: Military Families Magazine By: Donald Liebenson