Who We Are
Rebuild Hope is a very small team of volunteers who assist the families of U.S. Veterans who were seriously disabled during wars in Iraq, Afghanistan as they transition to civilian life.
- Volunteers work from home offices
- There are no "brick & mortar facilities
- No one receives compensation
- 100% of donations are distributed to receipients
- Applicants are carefully vetted by the Veterans Administration and other military and veteran support organizations
- Our primary advisor led a "on the ground" team of psychologists responsible for the mental well-being of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Rebuild Hope was founded in 2007 in Menlo Park California and began serving veterans in 2008
Important Message - November 2016
When Rebuild Hope was founded in 2007 I had no idea our services would remain so important nine years later. In fact, the volume of requests for financial assistance and counseling for severely disabled Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans has actually increased. This trend likely surprises donors given our country has ceased all large-scale, ground combat operations in the Middle East. However, our need to help veterans’ families and your support is unchanged. So I hope you will make a gift that enables Rebuild Hope to continue to assist every qualifying veteran who requests our help in 2017.
There are many reasons why more disabled veterans still contact Rebuild Hope. The American soldiers still engaged in armed conflicts in Africa and the Middle East are at risk for physical injuries and mental health problems. Many veterans are being diagnosed with severe mental health problems long after returning to civilian life. And medically discharged veterans wait a long time to receive merited disability compensation, and claim appeals take years to settle. Also, awarded service-connected disability compensation is often less than $2000/month so families frequently live in poverty and are unable to deal with unexpected financial problems. Basic housing, transportation, food, and utilities are the first things to suffer. Finally, the general awareness of Rebuild Hope has steadily grown so more Veteran Administration offices and veteran support organizations nationwide now refer veterans to us.
Rebuild Hope provides every qualifying veteran an emergency grant of $1500 to $2000 and household financial management tools and counseling designed to improve their financial condition and future prospects. Your donation will enable us to help all of them.
- Dana Hendrickson, Founder & President