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AHFF Grant 4

7/30/2014

Hope For The Warriors Receives $36,000 Grant

MOGAS Industries recently took part in a presentation awarding a $36,000 grant to Hope For The Warriors® foundation. This grant was made possible through donations from employees at MOGAS Industries and Alspaugh’s ACE Hardware Stores in Houston, and Stephenson Printing in Alexandria, Virginia. Through a negotiated contract on behalf of America's Heroes First Foundation (AHFF) donors, 100% of these funds go directly to military families in need. This particular charitable gift was issued in each of the following six categories: Emergency Relief, Medical Assistance, Financial Assistance, Training and Educational Assistance, Special Assistance and Undesignated Assistance.

Hope For The Warriors is a nonprofit organization established in 2006. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for post 9/11 service members, their families and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families. The specific purpose of this grant is to support their Family Reintegration Program administered under the direction of Hope For The Warriors. The Family Reintegration Program supports military families struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This grant will facilitate Hope For The Warriors in identifying the unmet needs of injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families and affecting a measurable resolution using grant funds until depleted.

l to r: Joe Walkoviak, Chairman of the Board, America’s Heroes First Foundation; Rick Alspaugh, Alspaugh’s ACE Hardware Stores; Robin Kelleher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hope For The Warriors; Louis Mogas, Founder and Chairman, MOGAS Industries; Chrystal Thompson, Hope For The Warriors Community Development Coordinator

In accepting this charitable gift, Robin Kelleher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hope For The Warriors said, “Hope For The Warriors is thankful to America’s Heroes First Foundation and each company that supported this grant. Through this donation, each of us is recognizing the importance of program support to our service members and to the entire military family.” In presenting the grant, Joe Walkoviak, Chairman of the Board, America’s Heroes First Foundation, praised the work of Hope For The Warriors. “This is our fourth and largest grant. We reviewed the work of as many as 50 charitable organizations before reducing the number to 10, then 5, and finally settling on the single charity that does the best job in administering programs efficiently and effectively, and that has the greatest positive impact on the beneficiaries of their financial support. Hope For The Warriors came out on top,” he said.

Attending the presention from MOGAS, l to r: Linda Choate, Steve Mauldin, Marylin Mogas, Robin Kelleher (Hope For The Warriors), Jonquil Hill, Phillip Inman, Louis Mogas, and Chrystal Thompson (Hope For The Warriors)
As a gesture of thanks for the grant, Robin Kelleher gave an original artist rendition of 'No Man Left Behind' to Joe Walkoviak. In turn, Mr. Walkoviak asked Louis Mogas and Rick Alspaugh if they would display the illustration at their facilities.

Three earlier grants, totaling $85,000 have been awarded to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society; America’s Fund, a program administered by Semper Fi Injured Marine Fund; and the Armed Forces Foundation.

For more information regarding Hope For The Warriors, visit their website at www.hopeforthewarriors.org. For more information regarding America’s Heroes First Foundation, visit their website at www.ahff.org.