Gary Sinise Foundation Blog

Celebrating Our Third Anniversary!"

June 30th, 2014

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With your support, we've accomplished so much in just three years

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100+ wounded heroes, their families & caregivers supported

30 Smart Homes underway or completed
4 home modifications in progress
1 generator for a wounded hero's home
2 adapted vans for families of wounded heroes

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get this much support. It's been a little overwhelming. I love this country.-Cpl. Juan Dominguez, triple amputee and Smart Home recipient

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284+ concerts performed worldwide in support of our nation's defenders & their families

135 USO concerts
149 benefit & fundraising concerts

To Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band thank you so much for being here today. Thanks for all you do for our military and our service members and their families. You make me proud everyday.-Rear Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III

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26,000+ spirits lifted during their medical rehabilitation

3,000+ Naval Medical Center San Diego
6,000+ San Antonio Military Medical Center
6,000+ Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
8,000+ Fort Belvoir
3,000+ Naval Medical Center San Diego

It has been an amazing, amazing day...it says so much to our military, their families, our wounded warriors and their caregivers. So a shoutout for you all for being here. Thank you so much!-Elaine Rodgers, USO of Metropolitan Washington, President

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17,364+ meals served to our nation's defenders

Thank you for providing a tasty meal. It's nice to know people have not forgotten the troops. Thanks again.-SSgt. Tiffany Walker

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3,040+ local veterans attended 'Vets Night' performances in Chicago and Los Angeles

2,400+ attendees of Steppenwolf Theatre
641+ attendees of Geffen Playhouse

We really enjoyed it and were especially touched that the Foundation was so kind to sponsor so many vets. I'm looking forward to hopefully attending more.-Maggie Dewan-Smith

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1,220+ helped through their times of urgent need

127 children & family members of the fallen
942 wounded heroes
130 veterans
14 participants of Veterans Court in Orange County, California
8 participants of Veterans Court in Downtown Los Angeles

I wanted to thank you and all who made the assistance possible, it meant a great deal to me during this time of 'seemingly endless bad luck'... Again I say thank you from the deepest part of my heart and will remember always the kindness afforded to me.-Veterans' Court program participant

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We're also deeply proud of these accomplishments

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Enlisted 12 Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassadors, including two Medal of Honor recipients, to raise awareness through speaking engagements across America

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Awarded 5 scholarships to graduate students at the USC School of Social Work

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Distributed 7,300+ brand new suits to servicemen and women, free of charge

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Nationally, we have provided hundreds of thousands of dollars of financial support for scholarships, training and outreach that has impacted hundreds of first responders, their families and foundations. 

A few examples include providing support to train 45 firefighters who protected 3,000 homes in Black Forest, CO and donating a Lt. Dan Van to the Fire Family Transport Foundation.

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Dear Friends,

The past three years have been a remarkable journey. With your support, we've made a positive impact in the lives of our nation's defenders and their families.

On behalf of so many grateful heroes as well as the entire Gary Sinise Foundation, we offer you our deepest thanks. These accomplishments simply would not have been possible without our supporters.

God bless you.

-Judith Otter
Executive Director, Gary Sinise Foundation