Proudly “Serving Those Who Served”
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” ~ President Abraham Lincoln
We Heart Veterans is a local 501(c)(3) organization with the very specific task of providing our aging wartime military Veterans and widows of wartime Veterans with essential aid to insure them a better quality of life. We accomplish this by providing a Continuum of Care compromised of services such as, Non-Medical Home Care Services and Ramps For Independence, Never Forget, The Gift of Sound, as well as our Care Package Campaign.
Non-Medical Home Care Services
We Heart Veterans supports our elderly Veterans by providing them no cost non-medical home care services that gives them needed “Activities of Daily Living.” We offer services for non-medical home health care through a network of professionals who understand the importance of serving those who have served. Our home care services include but are not limited to bathing, dressing, and hygiene needs. Our non-medical home care services also include, transportation to required medical appointments, pharmacy, social events, and other locations to give our Veterans a higher quality of life.
We provide monthly nursing visits to provide needed medical services such as, medication management, medical advice, nutritional counseling, head to toe assessment, physician/hospital discharge medical care, and continued healthcare monitoring.
Medical Alert Devices
We provide Medical Alert Devices at no cost to our Veterans. These devices allow them to being able to stay in their home feeling safe, secure and comfortable giving them a way to maintain an independent lifestyle.
Did you know the highest rate of hospital admits and readmits comes from simple falls in the home? A large percentage of these falls can be avoided by having simple ramps and safety rails made available in the home of elderly patients. Now, thanks in part to a grant via Home Depot, We Heart Veterans can help lower the number of falls by our elderly Veterans. Operation Ramps For Independence is a program which provides the placement of safety rails and wheelchair ramps in the homes of our Veterans and Widows. Watch out world….local Veterans will now have access to the outside world! Community Work Days soon to come!
We are sending a message to our Country; Never Forget our men and women that sacrificed to ensure our freedom here in the United States of America. We must Never Forget what they went through while serving our country, and honor them now and forever. If you have a loved one that served in one of our Wars, we want to hear from you!
Healthy hearing should be enjoyed by everyone. And for our Veterans who require assistive hearing devices, economics shouldn’t be a barrier to hearing health. Through the generosity of donations and organizations, such as Creel Hearing Center, we are able to provide hearing aids to Veterans so they may enjoy the sounds many of us take for granted.
Working in conjunction with Slidell Ladies for Liberty, a few “home comforts” are sent monthly to our much deserving men and women of the United States military. The care packages are an effort to make them feel appreciated, loved, and most importantly – never forgotten. Examples of recipients of these care packages are: 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division; Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267; and 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Our roster has over 600 Veterans and Widows from WWII, Korean War, as well as the Vietnam War. However, the need is much greater than what we can provide at this time. We are not be able to help our Veterans without the support of the community and local businesses.
Please find it in your heart and help show your support and spread the word about the condition that so many Veterans find themselves in.
We have made it our mission to make these services available to all our service men and women that are in need. If you or a loved one is a Veteran in need, please contact us today.
We Heart Veterans promises to remain sensitive and helpful to veterans and their families in their time of need. We Heart Veterans is making the difference one veteran at a time.