While Walter Reed and Ft Belvoir hospitals provide world-class medical care for gravely wounded service members, YRF provides the programs that make daily life more manageable for the wounded and their family caregivers. For those who face long stays while family members recover, it provides hotel rooms and apartments (9,678 nights to date), rental cars (2,185 families served), and a wide range of critically important social events. A playground at Walter Reed provides a welcoming space for kids just steps from the hospital. One-on-one mentoring for service members and their families on future employment and college admission are designed to reintegrate them into civilian life. Some programs, like Family Caregiver, have expanded to six states with eight new locations on the way. Serving over 1,000 soldiers and families annually, YRF makes sure that we take care of those who have taken care of us.
Headquarters: MD-Montgomery County
Where They Operate: MD-Montgomery County; VA-Fairfax County; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda; Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital, Va.
Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other
Population(s) Served: Disabled
Awards & Recognition
Department of the Army, Certificate of Appreciation, 2007
Top 64 charities in the Washington area, Washingtonian magazine, December 2008.
Warrior Transition Brigade, Certificate of Achievement, 2009
Warrior Transition Battalion, Certificate of Appreciation, 2011
Ft. Campbell Fisher House, Certificate of Appreciation, 2013
Ft. Belvoir Army Community Service, Certificate of Appreciation, 2014
- ABA Raises 45K for the Yellow Ribbon Fund
Fri Jan 22 2010, Industry News for the American Bus Association
Members of the American Bus Association collectively donated $45,000 to the Yellow Ribbon Fund as part of this year's annual convention.
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