HAMPTON, N.H. (May 8, 2019) – Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit that supports the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of its branded merchandise, recently made a donation to three organizations dedicated to supporting service members and veterans. Those organizations are Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors, Minnesota Warriors Hockey, and Purple Heart Homes Golden Corner Chapter.
The donations will be used in many different ways, including assisting with filling gaps in critical care, supporting athletic programs, and providing assistance, housing and other necessities for service members and veterans with visible and invisible injuries sustained in service to our country.
Operation Hat Trick began in 2008 in honor of two fallen Navy SEALS, Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, who are buried next to each other at Arlington National Cemetery. The nonprofit works with colleges and universities, sports leagues, companies and fans across the U.S. to honor active-duty military and veterans through the sale of its branded merchandise.
“Operation Hat Trick is honored to be able provide support to all of these organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, founder, president/CEO of Operation Hat Trick. “Our mission is to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, so these organizations fit perfectly.”
Since 2014, Operation Hat Trick has donated over $1.2 million to various veteran service organizations to support the recovery of service members and veterans.
For more information on these organizations, visit the links below. For more information on Operation Hat Trick, visit operationhattrick.org.
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors was formed in October of 2009 by retired Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen after he returned home from his USO trip to US Military Bases in the Middle East. Jared was moved by the commitment, dedication, and sacrifices that our soldiers make every day to protect our freedom. He wanted to say thank you to every soldier in the only way that Jared knows how. By embracing the conflict and making a positive life-changing difference in the lives of those who need it most, Jared and his JAH4WW will help make life for wounded vets just a little bit easier.
OHT is helping to offset some costs of a home build for injured veterans, as well as supporting their annual golf tournament, where proceeds are used to build even more homes for those with critical independence needs.
For more information, visit https://www.homesforwoundedwarriors.com/.
About Minnesota Warriors Hockey:
The Minnesota Warriors Hockey Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education to its participants.
The MN Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for wounded, injured, or otherwise disabled veterans of the United States Military, in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program.
The program educates, trains, motivates, and encourages individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of ability of the participating athletes. It is designed to integrate people with disabilities with people without disabilities in order to promote awareness of challenges and to encourage team building.
The program uses the game of hockey to assist individuals with disabilities in developing self-confidence, adjusting to their new lifestyle, rehabilitation, self-reliance, concentration, and to assist in helping participants back into mainstream lifestyles they were accustomed to prior to their disability, that will help the individual be more successful both within and outside a hockey environment.
OHT is helping with start up money for a women’s veteran program and additional money to help grow the men’s program.
For more information, visit https://www.mnwarriors.com/.
Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and Dale Beatty, two combat wounded Veterans. After being injured in Iraq in 2004, they returned to their community and received a warm welcome and grateful appreciation for their service.
Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to providing housing for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that is substantial in function, design, and quality fit to welcome home the fighting men and women of America.
The Golden Corner Chapter operates in Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties in South Carolina. OHT assisted the Golden Corner chapter to provide a walk-in shower for a veteran who could not get in and out of a standard bathtub due to injuries.
For more information, visit https://purplehearthomesusa.org/get-connected/.