A Hand Up 4 Our Heroes

Helping Those Who Serve by Giving a Hand Up 

A well informed community is an empowered one. A Hand Up 4 Our Heroes is a way to help out and give back by providing vital assistance and support when hardship, distress, and/or tragedy strikes an active duty member, veteran, first responder, or their family.

We serve veterans from all eras without limitation to when or where they served. Take a look at what we do, Beyond the Finish Line! 

• Provided Financial Assistance to Gold Star Family going through hardship 

• Fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher Roy’s daughter through the "Ave Roy Fund”

• Provide gift cards to military families in need at Christmas 

• Provided Financial support to the Leisure Knoll Veterans Club "Operation Christmas Cheer Care Packages"

• Provided items for the Old Bridge AFROTC care package for deployed military members.  

• Essential items provided to help the Coast Guardsmen in need stationed across all units on Cape Cod

• Provided gifts for Operation Military Smile

• Provided toys and baby items to American Legion Riders Chapter 78 Hyde Park

• Provided Financial Assistance to Active Duty Military Member who lost everything in a house fire. 

• Provided Financial Assistance to Veteran get service dog. 

• Provided Financial Assistance to a Combat Veteran with two (2) children during hardship

•Provided Financial Assistance for First Responder during hardship

• Provided services for Veterans home

• Distributed funds to Old Bridge AFROTC

• Distributed funds to Old Bridge Municipal Alliance

• Provided Financial Assistance to a Veteran with a debilitating diseases hit with hardship

• Active Duty Military Family Gift Card support during hardship 

• Persian Gulf War Veteran Gift Card support during family medical treatment hardship 

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Florida Gold Star Family going through hardship. 

• Provided Financial Assistance to Veteran family hit with hardship

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Gold Star Family hit with medical hardship

• Provided Immediate Support to Gold Star Family

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance for an Illinois Firefighter who lost everything in a house fire

•Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to a Massachusetts Gold Star family member hit with hardship 

•Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Veteran hit with hardship 

• Provided holiday gifts for Operation Military Smile 

• Provided holiday gifts for American Legion Riders 

• Provide gift cards to military and first responder families in need at Christmas 

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Veteran-Retired Officer Family

• Provided Financial Assistance and Support to Vietnam Veteran-Retired Firefighter  

• Provided a Ramp for Vietnam Veteran-Retired Firefighter  

• Provided Financial Assistance and Support Military Family hit with sudden tragedy start of 2020

• Provided Gift cards to Active Duty Police Officers 

•Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Active Duty Military Members family hit with tragedy 

•Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Police Officers Family hit with sudden tragedy 

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Disabled Veteran

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Gold Star Family

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance for an Active Duty Member in Massachusetts who lost everything in a house fire

•Spreading Kindness and Thanks to those who served through the You've Been Ducked with Dunkin Gift Card 

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Gold Star Family

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Gold Star Family

• Provided 20 pounds of goods to Deployed Troops 

• Provided Memorial Bracelets to Gold Star Families of Fallen Military Members

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Combat Veterans Family due to sudden tragedy

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Marine Veteran 

• Provided Assistance to Vietnam Veteran (Medical)

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Army Veteran 

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Army Veteran 

• Joined Forces with American Legion Riders to fulfill Christmas Wishes

• Provided Assistance to Military families during Christmas time

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Military Family 

• Provided support to Vietnam Veteran

• Provided Support Care Gift Basket to Massachusetts State Trooper Wounded in the Line of Duty

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to EMT family struck with tragedy 

• Provided Support/Comfort Care Gift Basket for EMT First Responder family 

• Provided Support/Comfort Care Gift Basket for Active Duty Military Family

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance Veteran in Texas 

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to Gold Star Family

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance OIF/OEF AF Veteran

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance for Korean War Veteran Funeral Expenses

Provided Dunkin Gift Cards to members of the 101st Field Artillery, MA

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance Afghanistan Veteran in New Hampshire 

• Provided Immediate Financial Vehicle Assistance to Vietnam Veteran 

•Provided Immediate Assistance to send Iraq Veteran to Texas Sanctuary that Helps Veterans with PTSD

Provided Dunkin Gift Cards to our First Responders who serve our communities. 

Provided Immediate Financial Assistance to National Guardsmen family hit with sudden tragedy

• Provided Immediate Financial Assistance Florida Veteran 

Provided grocery support to Gold Star Family 

• Provided Multiple care packages to a unit deployed overseas 

• Provided Support/Comfort Care Gift Basket to Retired Veteran

• Provided Support/Comfort Care Gift Basket Fallen Firefighters Family in CT

• Provided Support/Comfort Care Gift Basket Firefighters family hit with tragedy

• Provided Immediate Assistance & Support to a WWII Veteran N.H 

• Provided Support to Marine Veteran Service Dog

•Provided Immediate Assistance to Active Duty Army Service Member hit with sudden crisis  

•Provided Immediate Assistance to Army Veteran hit with sudden crisis

•Provided Immediate Assistance to Marine hit with sudden crisis

•Provided Immediate Assistance to Army Veteran hit with sudden hardship

•Provided Immediate Assistance to Florida Police Officer hit with sudden hardship

List Continues beyond what is listed. 


We have also Distributed funds to the following non-profit organizations who are alined with our organization mission, vision and goals. In doing this we are able to reach a larger scale of military members, veterans, first responders and their families who are in need of different programs, treatments and services. 

  

• 1st LT Scott Milley Foundation - Which was used to give out scholarships and help Wounded Veterans and their families go to the Travis Mills Retreat in Maine. 

• Military Friends Foundation  - Directly helped active duty military members and gold star families. 

 • Task Force Vet Visits -  Visits and assists U.S. Veterans of all ages, branch, and provides help and

 support to Veterans, Gold Star and Blue Star Families. 

• The Matthew Patton Foundation- Which was used for wellness and suicide prevention campaign survey 

• End 22 - Helping Veterans and Active Duty get into treatment that is not covered by the VA or Military Medical Facilities.  

• Cpl. David Atherton Foundation - Providing Funds to the Scholarship Program 

 VFW's - Help America's veterans. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

• Ma Deuce Deuce Foundation - Providing Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a diversity of restorative and therapeutic programs at no cost to the veteran.

• Backward Flag Arms 2 Artisans Foundation- Foster the successful transition of Post 9/11 Veterans from military service to post service life through an artisan skills program by providing education, experience and a network of peer support.

• Rolling Thunder Massachusetts Chapter 1 -  Provided Gift Cards to help their mission of helping our Homeless Veterans living at the New England Center and Home for Veterans.  

• American Legion Riders, Hyde Park - Provided Christmas gift support and support to their mission. 

Old Bridge Militia Foundation Music Program for Veteran-First Responder families

• Travis Manion Foundation -  Empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future  generations. 

• Newton Firefighters Children’s Fund - Help the families of recently fallen active-duty firefighters and children of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty throughout the state of Massachusetts

• Boston Wounded Vet Run - In supported of helping Wounded Veterans 

Testimony Story: From Marine Veteran Tom D 2021

As a recent recipient, I want to express how truly grateful and thankful I am to Heather and Give2Those. I started the year out without water: well pump went right before Christmas and I was having problems with the new one .. April hot water heater goes and a week later pressure tank for well pump goes (insert Big scream - because I just got even in May from the well pump). The mortgage co didn’t care the program they have is a joke .. defer mortgage payments for 3 or 6 months, but on month 4 or 7 You Have to have all 4 or 7 payments.....Yeah Right on disability.I tried getting ahold of VA rep in town with no luck , not unusual.. just frustrating because they don’t seem to know how to return calls , again not unusual (the VA Doctors don’t either). So I took it upon myself to make my own program and use my mortgage payments Towards Needed things , pressure tank , hot water heater and installation $$. So I’d be behind and play catch up, nothing new, just old and tiresome. In comes Joe with a phone call what’s going on and everything, after telling him what’s been going on and what I had to do and everything he tells me he knows exactly who to contact and he’ll make a call. While I knew about Give2Those my thinking from having frontal lobe damage has slowed down, I didn’t even think about contacting them even just to see if they could point me in the right direction.. 

Thank you again for everything. I’m caught up and ahead, able to relax and breathe. To Joe , Heather , Give2Those and everyone Thank you,  Semper Fidelis