Individuals who have served our country deserve the chance to succeed. However, oftentimes veterans returning home are left with physical and/or invisible wounds along with financial burdens that can debilitate them from reaching their full potential while transitioning to civilian life. Providing support and resources can make all the difference.
Emotional Support – By pairing wounded, aging, ill, and injured veterans with service dogs, we are empowering our American heroes to live life with independence and dignity. These canine friends help heal physical and emotional wounds that our veterans may be battling.
Lifting Spirits and Healing – Wounded veterans returning back from service often are unable to live comfortably in their home and lack the means required to make the needed changes. This can have a devastating effect on their mental wellbeing and livelihood. By providing renovations to their homes, we create a safe haven for our veterans to feel more independent which also improves their mindset and the environment for their whole family.
Building Community – The Robert Irvine Foundation hosts community driven outreach events for wounded and injured veterans all across the country. Bringing these heroes together forms everlasting bonds, promotes healing, and lifts spirits by providing fun activities for them to participate in together.
Homeless – Nearly 40,000 veterans are homeless in the United States. Many don’t know where their next meal will come from. We are renovating dining facilities at homeless shelters and providing grants to help house homeless veterans throughout the country. Offering a little support when someone needs it most, can change the course of their life forever.