Operation Hat Trick (OHT) Makes Donations to Five Organizations Supporting Veteran Outreach
HAMPTON, N.H., November 16, 2021 – Operation Hat Trick (OHT), an innovative non-profit supporting the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, announced today they have made donations to five non-profit organizations. The donations support a variety of outreach programs for wounded and recovering service members and veterans.
The organizations receiving the donations are The Hyner Lodge Foundation, UCLA Veterans Services, Chow, Forge/Project Overwatch, and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs.
“We are absolutely thrilled to make this round of donations to these organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are grateful for the help these organizations will provide to those veterans in need enabling them to lead more independent, healthy lives”.
About Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick is recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum seal of transparency organization for its responsible stewardship (https:/learn.guidestar.org/platinum). Dedicated to Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two Navy SEALs who were killed in Iraq in 2008 and are buried side by side at Arlington National Cemetery, OHT never forgets their sacrifice.
OHT is differentiated from other veteran-focused nonprofits by its innovative operating model. OHT pioneered the first national philanthropic co-branded cause marketing retail apparel licensing program. Rather than relying on donations to raise money, OHT receives a royalty on every product purchase of co-branded apparel and merchandise in conjunction with over 500 supporting American colleges and universities, as well as many NHL, NBA and MiLB teams. Its products are also available via online retailers such as Fanatics, Amazon and national retailers including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Kohl’s, Lids, Scheels and more.
Support and learn more about Operation Hat Trick by visiting operationhattrick.org.
About The Hyner Lodge Foundation
The Hyner Lodge Foundation (HLF) was created in 2017 to honor those who risked their lives fighting for our country; together with the families that have lost loved ones in armed conflicts, and those who take care of wounded veterans. The HLF was founded by Donald Koch in memory of his son Michael E. Koch, Navy Seal, killed in Iraq on February 4, 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. To honor our heroes, Mr. Koch built this site for veterans, their families and caregivers for enjoyment.
For more information, visit hynerlodgefoundation.org.
About UCLA Veterans Services
UCLA has been serving veterans for over 70 years. Whether it's their medical school faculty and residents providing care to 3,000 individual patients a year at the VA, their on-campus supportive services for student veterans, state-of-the-art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for warriors wounded while serving overseas, or groundbreaking research revolutionizing the way the U.S. military does business, UCLA serves those who serve in myriad ways.
For more information, visit veterans.ucla.edu.
Chow is a nonprofit designed to provide services for military veterans through cooking therapy, cookware donations, culinary education, and business advice for anyone from home chefs to aspiring food truck or restaurant owners, with an emphasis on veterans and their spouses. Chow honors America’s veterans and military spouses by providing a pathway to learn vocational skills in the culinary arts.
The transition to civilian life can be daunting when considering a complete career change. Whether someone has no food service experience or is a retired Culinary Specialist, we can help. Chow gives veterans the opportunity to own and operate food trucks. We bridge the gap between a veteran leaving the service and entering the culinary industry through our Food Truck Training Program (FTTP).
For more information, visit letschow.org.
About Forge/The Overwatch Project
The Overwatch Project exists for those who fight. Their mission is to empower veterans of the world’s strongest military with new tools to save lives. More than 300 veterans have been part of the Overwatch Project’s development and leadership. Every single one of them has a story to tell. Of losing friends to suicide. Of moments when they stepped in and saved lives. The Overwatch Project is an initiative of Forge, a non-profit organizations that works with veterans, law enforcement and other gun owners on collaborative projects to save lives.
For more information, visit overwatchproject.org.
About Warrior Freedom Service Dogs
The program is designed to do more than supply a service animal to a disabled veteran. They help veterans reconnect to the purpose-filled life they deserve; one of doing more than they thought possible. One of restored brotherhood. One of becoming a better brother or sister, son or daughter, father or mother, friend, and contributor to society.
For more information, visit warriorfreedom.org.