At the young age of 17, Goldie was desperate to escape a violent and chaotic home life. She saw an opportunity to save herself, and she took it. “Joining was the best thing that ever happened to me.”Read more
Serving in the military is a family tradition for Passion Herbert. Both her parents, brother and stepmother all served. She started down the military path early on, first as a Junior Reserve Officer in JROTC during high school, then joined the Army after graduating.Read more
“I felt that God put it on my heart to serve my country.” That’s why Wanda Morrow joined the Army. It was in 2001 when she felt the call. She joined as a PFC E2 and left the Army seven years later as a Specialist E4, having served in Wiesbaden, Germany, Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Fort Rucker in Alabama. Throughout her Army career…Read more
It was a clear September morning when suddenly four commercial airlines became missiles, each with a target in the 9/11 terrorist attack. One target was the Pentagon, where Marine Gary Nichols was stationed. The impact was devastating.
“It was like an IED going off at my desk,” he says. “I got thrown out of my chair into a brick wall.”Read more
Jason loved the Army—the discipline, the structure, the camaraderie. But while he was stationed at Fort Hood, he injured his knee. The damage was so bad that he needed surgery and extensive treatment to recover…Read more
Jean Claude’s unit was on patrol when it came across Afghan National Army soldiers trying to disarm an IED with a pocket knife. Without any warning, the bomb went off. Exploding shrapnel and debris filled the air as soldiers dove for cover….Read more
“I am completely and utterly in shock to see my electricity and utilities paid in full. I still can’t not stop crying. Thanks so so much from the bottom of my heart on the behalf of the Kumi family we want to say a huge huge thank you. May the Lord bless your organization and keep you, may HIS face shine on you and give you HIS peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding.Thank you once again for all your help.”
For several years, the only family Phillip had was Bear, his 8-year old German Shepherd mix.
The 57-year old U.S. Army veteran and his dog were inseparable, even when Phillip could no longer afford housing and the two were forced out into the streets. But an even bigger crisis would soon confront the pair.Read more
“I was dumbfounded for a few minutes and then she explained to me what had happened and I was just like, ‘Whoa, you hear about things like this but you never think it’s going to happen to you,’” says Pendagast, after he found out that HonorBound Foundation had made it possible for him to have heat in his home, for the first time in 6 years, by paying for the repairs on his heating system.
“…And shortly after I was able to give back what Honor Bound Foundation so graciously gave me. So I continue to support Honor Bound Foundation every month, and I would encourage every veteran that’s able to do so because I honestly believe they’re doing a lot to help other veterans.”
“I would like to thank Honor Bound for stepping in when I was in crisis and I had no idea where the money was coming from. They saved the day, that day!”
“I was laid off, lost my home, exhausted my 401k and was forced into early retirement at age 60. I decided to return to school to start a second career in teaching, but I was unable to afford the fees. I am so thankful that HonorBound Foundation stepped in and paid for my teaching certificate. I can now start a new career.”