Operation Hat Trick (OHT) Makes Additional Donations to Four Organizations Supporting Veteran Outreach

HAMPTON, N.H., April 21, 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 four 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 Camp Southern Ground, CreatiVets, Hero Flights, and the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV). These donations will aid in the emotional outreach to veterans through music therapy, veteran housing, mental wellness, and travel to medical appointments

“We are proud to make donations to these four organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are so grateful for the help these organizations will provide to those veterans in need, enabling them to lead more independent, healthy lives now, perhaps more than ever before.”

About Operation Hat Trick

Operation Hat Trick is recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum seal of transparency organization for its responsible (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 Cracker Barrel, 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 Camp Southern Ground

OHTCamp Southern Ground, in Fayetteville, Ga., supports post-9/11 veterans with programs via workforce and wellness transition programs, helping veterans in the transition to civilian life after military service. Warrior PATHH (Progressive, Alternative Training for Helping Heroes) aims to facilitate post-traumatic grown among combat veterans struggling with PTSD and/or combat stress, at no cost to veterans. To learn more, visit campsouthernground.org.

About CreatiVets

OHTCreatiVets’ goal is to offer opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Their purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression in a way that allows them to transform their stories of trauma and struggle into an art form that can inspire and motivate continued healing. For more information, visit creativets.org.

About Hero Flights

OHTHero Flights is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide free air transportation for combat wounded and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. They personally fly the veterans in general aviation aircraft. This means many more airports are available to us and we can avoid long security lines and baggage limits. They cater the flights to the needs of the veteran and make every attempt to make the flight and easy as possible. They coordinate everything with the medical staff on the ground so that they know where and when they will be landing and so someone is waiting for the veteran when they arrive. To learn more, visit heroflights.com.

About New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV)

OHTThe Mission of the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is to equip Veterans who are facing or at-risk of homelessness with the tools for economic self-sufficiency and to provide them a path to achieve successful and dignified independent living. A service and care provider for former military service men and women, the NECHV offers a broad array of programs and services that enable success, reintegration, meaningful employment and independent living. For more information, visit nechv.org.