Operation Vegas Heroes
Part of the American Legion Heroes to Hometown Program
"Heroes to Hometowns" is a transition program for severely injured service members returning home from OEF/OIF. "Heroes to Hometowns" establishes a support network and coordinates resources for those servicemembers.
As a logical extension of our Operation Wounded Warrior, which has helped countless injured servicemembers since 2005, our efforts now turn to the very same servicemembers returning to our communities. With the largest number of Veterans coming home from war, since WWII, we realize that our efforts now, more than ever, we must take care of those returning to the Las Vegas area. The needs are great and cannot be overstated.
Terrible examples exist; form Veterans eating dog food to forgoing toilet paper, simply to keep a roof over their heads. No Veteran should ever have to wipe their butts with their hands.
You can help.
Small donations are greatly appreciated, but if you prefer not to donate money, pick up some four-packs of toilet paper every time you go shopping. Bring it to us and we'll make sure it gets in the right (of left) hands. Scroll down for shopping list.
If you are a servicemember, veteran, or family member of a servicemember or veteran who has been severely injured, please fill out the Heroes to Hometowns assistance request form.
Heroes to Hometowns can provide:
- A Welcome-home celebration
- Temporary Financial Assistance
- Pro-bono financial planning
- Housing assistance
- Home and vehicle adaptation
- Government claims assistance
- Entertainment options
- Family support
If you are not severely injured and are in need of general transition assistance or support, you may also fill out the request form or contact your American Legion department service officer (DSO) or your local American Legion post.
Contact Heroes to Hometowns:
Pentagon Detachment: 202-631-9924
There are now more homeless OEF/OIF Veterans than Vietnam Veterans.
This is a crisis in the making, greater than anything we've ever seen before. You can help.
What our warriors need (new items only):
Collect these and call us for pickup
- Wal-Mart, KMart, Target, or Grocery Gift Cards ($25.00 increments)
- Baby wipes
- Bleach / Laundry Detergent
- Breakfast cereal / granola bars
- Canned soup / spaghetti-ohs
- Cup-A-Soup / Raman Noodle
- Dental floss / dental picks
- Feminine hygiene items
- Lip balm (Chapstick)
- Shampoo / Conditioner
- Shaving cream / Razors
- Single-serve, pre-packaged food items (Dinty Moore, etc)
- Soap / Shampoo / Conditioner
- Sunscreen / Skin Lotion
- Toilet Paper
- Toothpaste / toothbrushes
- Tuna / Sardines / Individual-Size Canned Goods