Empowering Veterans to live each day with pride in themselves, their service and the sacrifices they made along the way is why we exist. Those who serve(d) deserve to know they matter, and we are honored to do just that through the individualized programs that change their lives, the lives of their families, their careers and the world around them.
Marc Aldrich, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Marc is one of the many Veterans we provided individualized treatment to through our Health & Wellness Program. His story of growth and healing is proof that the symptoms or diagnosis of PTSD is never the end of your story.
Tim Travis, Retired U.S. Army Veteran
Following 9/11, Tim was activated six times, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the course of his service, Tim sustained a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and after each deployment, his symptoms intensified.
Steve Lucas, Retired U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
After 30 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, the transition from the military to civilian life was difficult for Steve Lucas. His struggle to find purpose, understand the source of his chronic pain and manage his emotions and anxiety led him to a point where he knew he needed help.
Cassie Cantin, Retired U.S. Army Veteran
When Cassie retired in 2011, she continued to fight a war – a war within – that caused sleepless nights and strained relationships.
Shaun White, U.S. Army Veteran
A recipient of both our Santa Boots Program and Health & Wellness Program, Shaun shares how a connection made during his time on foreign soil led him to getting the help he needed when he came back.
"I can't say enough about the God-send Boot Campaign has been in my life. It was your YOU MATTER initiative that first touched my heart and picked me up in a difficult time."
“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. My heart was overwhelmed to see that each member of my family got not only what they needed, but also things they had just dreamed of. I cried when I saw my daughter's car seats. They meant the world to me. Thank you so much."
"This program is one-of-a-kind. I've heard about so many programs from buddies and even spouses, but after my experience I don’t believe there is a better one out there. You all are changing and saving lives!"
“To know that this Christmas was made merrier by complete strangers with loving hearts means a lot. To see my daughter and son's expressions when they saw their gifts was priceless.”
“Boot Campaign gave me the permission to overcome what I’ve been through.”
“Before today my husband and I weren’t sure how we were going to have Christmas. We even warned the kids that there wouldn’t be many presents under the tree. My husband and I have been crying tears of joy since the moment our doorbell rang and we opened the door to this beautiful surprise. Thank you so much for being our Christmas Miracle and we will be forever grateful!”
“Boot Campaign gave me the right help, for me. It was in depth, not cookie cutter and I now have the tools to move through and move on from the military.”