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

HAMPTON, N.H., Thursday, April 6, 2023 – 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 non-profit organizations. The donations support an assortment of outreach programs for wounded and recovering service members and veterans.

The organizations receiving the donations are Hero Flights, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors, New England Center and Home for Veterans, Camp Patriot, Fisher House of Boston, Warriors & Quiet Waters, and the Armed Services YMCA of San Diego. These donations will aid in veteran support including travel to appointments, a roof on mortgage-free adaptive housing, lodging for extended hospital stays, senior wellness care, outdoor therapy healing and experiences and comradery, support for those wounded and recovering, and other needs for veterans.

“We are thrilled to make these donations to these five organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are so thankful for the help these organizations will provide to those veterans in need, making it possible for 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 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 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 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 them and they 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 as easy as possible. To learn more, visit heroflights.com.

About Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors

OHTJared 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. For more information, visit homesforwoundedwarriors.com.

About New England Center and Home for Veterans

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. To learn more, visit nechv.org.

About Camp Patriot

OHTFounded in 2005, Camp Patriot is a 5-Star rated 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower and thank wounded and disabled military veterans of all generations through our outdoor programs. Learn more at camppatriot.org.

About Fisher House of Boston

OHTFisher House of Boston's mission is to provide a home away from home where military families can stay, free of charge, while a loved one is receiving in-house treatment at any of the world-renowned medical centers in Boston. For more information, visit fisherhouseboston.org.

About Warriors & Quiet Waters

OHTAfter years of paying service to our country, post-9/11 combat veterans have a new critical mission: finding their purpose in civilian life. Warriors & Quiet Waters guides veterans and their loved ones to thrive and find peace, meaning, and purpose through fly fishing and other inspirational activities in nature. Learn more at warriorsandquietwaters.org.

About the Armed Services YMCA of San Diego

OHTThe 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.