To those wounded overseas, Comfort for America's Uniformed Services sends a clear message: we deeply appreciate your sacrifice. Believing that no one should go into combat wondering how he or she will be treated if injured, CAUSE ensures that recuperating service members have opportunities for recreation and social interaction (both key to combating isolation and depression) and receive concrete signs of appreciation for all that they have done. At twelve locations across the U.S. and Germany, including Walter Reed in Bethesda, CAUSE operates programs for wounded service members and their caregivers, including digital entertainment libraries stocked with no-cost DVDs and video games, free massage, reiki and reflexology treatments, live broadcasts of sporting events, hospital game carts that bring movies and gaming directly to soldiers who cannot yet leave their beds, and various special events like Family Fun Night that allow wounded service members to relax and spend quality time with their families. Those dealing with life-altering injuries need normalcy, relaxation, and the comfort of friends. Please support this worthy CAUSE.

Headquarters: VA-City of Fairfax

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; Internationally; Fort Belvoir, VA; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Fort Hood, TX; Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; Audie Murphy VA Poly Trauma Center, San Antonio, TX; Fort Bragg, NC; Balboa, San Diego; Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany

Age Groups Served: Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49)

Population(s) Served: Disabled; Men/Boys; Women/Girls

  • Reported decreases in pain/stress by participants in Cause's Massage, Reiki, and Reflexology Program in 2013::   37% / 45%
  • Number of programs provided to wounded warriors and their families since 2003::   330,000
  • Percentage of donations that goes directly to fund programs for wounded warriors and their families::   82%
  • Percentage of Massage, Reiki, and Reflexology program participants who report increased quality and duration of sleep after their appointments::   96%

Awards & Recognition

Cause received the Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service from the Department of the Army for contributions by Cause volunteers, as well as for programs designed to bring comfort and recreation into the lives of injured warriors and families taking the long journey back to health.


Budget (FY2010)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (CAUSE) is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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