Human Services

Gold Star Dads of America Inc

  • Moreno Valley, CA
  • http://www.goldstardads.org

Mission Statement

Our Goal - is to build an ongoing
support mechanism to assist U.S. military personnel from every branch of
service who have suffered debilitating catastrophic injuries.

Our Mission - is to make a
positive impact in the lives of these warriors in transition by
providing physical assistance, faithful prayer and continued
encouragement and support for their families when ever and where ever
needed.

Combat Veteran Assistance Projects

Operation Noble Warrior™ - Maximizing a Wounded Warriors Ability to Adapt - A support mechanism to assist U.S. military personnel from every branch of service who have suffered debilitating catastrophic injuries. These are our "Warriors in Transition." Each made a conscious choice to protect freedom and fight evil. As a nation we owe them a great debt of gratitude. You can get all the details of this project at the Operation Noble Warrior™ website.

Main Programs

  1. Operation Noble Warrior™
  2. Wheels For Heroes™
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Support mechanism to assist U.S. military personnel from every branch of service in all 50 states and 3 US Territories.

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer since 2007

Self-reported

Michael Klasno

Keywords

Self-reported

Combat Veteran Assistance, Wounded Warrior assistance, US Military, Armed Services, Veteran

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EIN

26-2849492

 Number

5822157258

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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2010 has been an Organizational year spent laying the foundation for our main mission, the Operation Noble Warrior™. With the creation of a project this large, 2011 promises to be filled with great challenges. Gold Star Dads have been appointed to serve as state Captains in six states, each will lead a volunteer staff of civilian & military personnel at Military hospitals and veteran rehab centers across America.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Operation Noble Warrior™

Operation Noble Warrior™ - Maximizing a Wounded Warriors Ability to Adapt -
A support mechanism to assist U.S. military personnel from every branch
of service who have suffered debilitating catastrophic injuries. These
are our "Warriors in Transition." Each made a conscious choice to
protect freedom and fight evil. As a nation we owe them a great debt of
gratitude. You can get all the details of this project at the Operation Noble Warrior™ website(http://www.noblewarriorfund.org/) .

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 2

Wheels For Heroes™

Wheels For Heroes™ - Putting Heroes in Motion - We are
setting up a nationwide network of vehicle repair experts to assist our
returning combat veterans and the spouses of currently deployed service
members with car & truck repairs and vehicle maintenance service
issues. You can get all the details of this project at the Wheels for Heroes™ website(http://www.wheelsforheroes.org/) .

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Military/Veterans

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Support mechanism to assist U.S. military personnel from every branch of service in all 50 states and 3 US Territories.

Funding Needs

The operation Noble Warrior project committee has estimated a budget of $100,000 for 2011 and a  projected need for $300,000 over the next 3 years.  100% of these funds will be used to purchase and distribute high quality wheelchairs, state of the art rehab & athletic equipment & financial help directly to our wounded warriors and the many rehab centers throughout the United States that are helping put our heroes in motion towards a meaningful, fulfilling life.

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Gold Star Dads of America Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Michael Klasno

BIO

Founder, Gold Star Father of Sgt Rhys W. Klasno

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Operation Noble Warrior™ is a support mechanism to assist U.S. military personnel from every branch of service who have suffered
debilitating catastrophic injuries.

 

The average day of a wounded warrior is filled with pain, sweat &
tears. When today’s therapy sessions are over our heroes go back to
their rooms to recuperate only to get up tomorrow and start the torture
all over again.

 

These scenes play out day after day in Military Hospitals and Veteran
Rehab Centers across America. Our Heroes, young Men and Women just like
your son or daughter are forced to “Press Forward” inch by inch, step by step, always moving forward. A good day is one step better than
yesterday, one more rep, one more laanticipation and even pride at the work we are accomplishing here.

Please Join Us.(http://www.goldstardads.org/volunteer.php) Your involvement will be a blessing to them and to you.

Respect & Honor
Michael Klasno"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Michael Klasno

Founder

Term: Feb 2008 - Feb 2018

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