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

HAMPTON, N.H., Thursday, June 29, 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 five 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 Veterans Empowerment Organization, Wounded War Heroes, Arkansas Freedom Fund, Overwatch Project/FORGE, and the Travis Mills Foundation. These donations will aid in veteran support including transportation, activities, experiences, suicide prevention and awareness, and programming for veterans.

“We could not be more thrilled to make these donations to these five organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are 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 Veterans Empowerment Organization

OHTFounded in 2008, VEO is a catalyst for integrated services for our veterans. They provide emergency, supportive, and long-term stable housing; clinical care for mental health and substance misuse; and workforce training for sustainable employment. For more information, visit veohero.org.

About Wounded War Heroes

OHTWounded War Heroes was founded to show appreciation to the men and women who have been wounded or injured as a result of serving our country, by providing them therapeutic outdoor experiences upon their return home from fighting for our country. Their sole purpose is to show these veterans they are not forgotten for their courageous service to our nation. To learn more, visit woundedwarheroes.org.

About Arkansas Freedom Fund

OHTThe Arkansas Freedom Fund exists to serve and support activities that benefit veterans, active-duty military, wounded warriors, and their families. Our vision is to restore the mental and physical wellness of Arkansas veterans through rehabilitative and recreational activities. For more info, visit arkansasfreedomfund.org.

About The Overwatch Project/FORGE

OHTThe Overwatch Project, FORGE’s veteran suicide prevention initiative, empowers veterans with the knowledge and skills to better support each other through a suicidal crisis. Through our veteran empowerment initiative - which includes coaching, engagement, and sustained outreach – they save lives while fostering a sense of purpose and strengthened connections. To learn more, visit overwatchproject.org.

About The Travis Mills Foundation

OHTThe Travis Mills Foundation supports post-911 recalibrated veterans and their families through various programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical and emotional obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.