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

HAMPTON, N.H., June 14, 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 seven additional 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 Hope For the Warriors, MARSOC/Marine Raider Foundation, Fisher House Boston, Armed Services YMCA of San Diego, Veterans Healing Farm, Ironstone Farm and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. These donations will aid in veteran support via exercise, nutrition and equine therapy, assistance with medical visits, and long-term care.

“We are happy to be able to make these donations to these seven terrific 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 and 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 Hope For the Warriors

OHTHope For The Warriors is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to combat wounded service members, their families, and families of those killed in action. The organization focuses on those involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and their families. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org.

About MARSOC/Marine Raider Foundation

OHTThe Marine Raider Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that provides benevolent support to active-duty and medically retired Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Raiders and their families, as well as the families of MARSOC Raiders who have lost their lives in service to our Nation. The Marine Raider Foundation aims to meet needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Raiders following wounds, injuries and extended deployments. To learn more, visit marineraiderfoundation.org.

About Fisher House Boston

OHTThe mission of Fisher House of Boston is to ease the burden of our Veterans and their families during illness or injury. To serve those who have served. Fisher House Boston’s mission is to provide a home away from home where military families can stay while a loved one is receiving in-house treatment at any of our world-renowned medical centers in Boston or at the VA Healthcare Systems in West Roxbury. We are responsive to the needs of our guests above and beyond what the VA can provide. Our goal is to meet the basic comfort needs of our guests, as well as enhance their environment to be one of healing and support. To learn more, visit fisherhouseboston.org.

About the Armed Services YMCA of San Diego

OHTThe Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) is the constant in a military family’s life: on the home front and during deployment, when transitioning between bases, and in times of conflict and peace. The ASYMCA is an independent, national non-profit and Association of the YMCA of the USA, specifically dedicated to serving active duty military service members and their families of all six Armed Forces: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Coast Guard. To learn more, visit asymca.org.

About Veterans Healing Farm

OHTVeterans Healing Farm exists to serve veterans by offering workshops on innovative farming techniques and foster a thriving micro-community of veterans and civilians who build deep friendships and cultivate emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Additionally, they support our nation's veterans by growing and donating high-quality fruits, vegetables, and flower bouquets to veterans and their caregivers free of charge. To learn more, visit veteranshealingfarm.org.

About Ironstone Farm

OHTThe goal of Ironstone Farm is to provide therapeutic, educational, and recreational opportunities using the resources of the farm and its environment to help all involved experience joy and enhanced quality of life. Their veterans’ experiences happen throughout the year, with approximately 20 retreat weekends a year done in partnership with Home Base Veterans and Family Care. Experiences are shaped to fit each group’s needs and abilities. The weekly veterans programs are adaptable, and topics include but are not limited to horsemanship, horse health, farm animal upkeep, and farm projects. learn more, visit ironstonefarm.godaddysites.com.

About Yellow Ribbon Fund

OHTThe Yellow Ribbon Fund is a veteran service organization, 501(c)3 providing housing, transportation, and caregiver & family support to severely wounded, ill and injured post-9/11 service members from every branch of the United States Military, following unexpected medical crises. Since their founding in 2005, their priority has been to keep families together during the recovery process for wounded, ill, and injured service members. Th do this by providing housing and transportation during recovery and by giving caregiver support when and where it is needed. For more information, visit yellowribbonfund.org.