Thank you for choosing to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Since 1980, the SOWF has helped ensure the children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed during operations or training receive all-expenses-paid college scholarships. We also send overnight financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel, which allows the family members of these warriors to be with their hospitalized loved ones as they begin the recovery process. The money pays for such expenses as airfare, babysitters, motels, incidentals and even bills.
We are very proud of achieving our eighth-consecutive four-star rating for financial efficiency in 2013 from Charity Navigator, a leading nonprofit watchdog group. Only 1% of the thousands of charities monitored by CN have earned this distinction.
Through the generosity of our donors and fundraisers, in 2013, the SOWF provided $4.4 million in scholarship grants, financial aid, counseling and family support. Our administrative overhead in 2013 was 4.9%.
Ways to raise funds for the SOWF are as varied as our supporters' imaginations and interests. Many participate in athletic events such as triathlons, marathons, relay races, adventure challenges and fun runs/walks. Others organize motorcycle rides, golf tournaments, bowling competitions and cookouts.
Often, people who donate to us via events or individually, do so to honor the memory of a lost comrade, family member or close friend who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
Again, thank you for choosing to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (813) 805-9400, or toll-free at 1-877-337-7693.
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We are grateful to all of our faithful and generous supporters and volunteers who believe that the children of fallen special operations personnel should be provided a college education and that their parents' sacrifices should never be forgotten; and that our severely-wounded and hospitalized operators also deserve our assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.specialops.org.