Support America's veterans, military, and law enforcement personnel

We at Qwi Gloves are so grateful to America's veterans and those serving in the military and law enforcement.
They put their lives on the line for us and they, along with their families, make sacrifices that most of us never
have to make. It is because of them that we can enjoy safety, peace, and freedom in the United States.

There are many worthy organizations that support these great Americans. Here is a list of some of these
organizations:

Veterans
National Veterans Foundation
  • Their Lifeline For Vets has been fielding calls from veterans and their families for almost a quarter of a
    century. They offer free information, referral services, live emotional support and crisis counseling, or
    help accessing earned benefits.
  • If you know a veteran or family member that needs help, encourage them to call 1-888-777-4433, 7 days
    a week, 9am - 9pm PST
  • www.nvf.org

Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV)
  • HHV is a national, non-profit organization established for the purpose of distributing therapeutic arts &
    crafts kits, free of charge, to patients receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers,
    state nursing homes for veterans and military hospitals. HHV also encourages volunteerism and pen-pal
    relationships with hospitalized veterans.
  • Founded in 1971
  • HHV is a service member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) as it provides
    Craft Care Specialists to VA and military hospitals nationwide.
  • www.hhv.org

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their unique
    interests. In 1932, the DAV was congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation’s wartime
    disabled veterans.
  • The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to
    building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families
  • Annually, the DAV represents more than 200,000 veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits
    from the Department of Veterans Affairs  and Department of Defense.
  • The DAV’s Voluntary Services  Program operates a comprehensive network of volunteers who provide
    veterans free rides to and from VA medical facilities and improve care and morale for sick and disabled
    veterans.
  • The DAV’s 1.2 million members  provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide.
    From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation  
    to help disabled veterans — the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and
    sacrificed.
  • www.dav.org


Active Military Personnel
USO (United Service Organizations, Inc)
  • USO is a congressionally chartered, private, nonprofit organization, relies on the generosity of individuals
    and corporations to support USO activities. Established in 1941
  • USO delivers its programs and services at more than 130 locations around the world.
  • Military personnel and family members visited USO centers more than 5.3 million times in 2009. Services
    include free Internet and e-mail access, libraries and reading rooms, housing assistance, family crisis
    counseling, support groups, game rooms and nursery facilities.
  • Airport centers, welcoming weary military travelers with a place to rest and the ability to familiarize         
    themselves with their new surroundings
  • Family and community centers, promoting intercultural understanding and orientation to unfamiliar
    locations
  • Mobile USOs, reaching out to troops in remote and sometimes unstable locations
  • USO celebrity entertainment tours bring volunteer celebrities to entertain, lift morale, and express the
    gratitude and support of the American people.
  • www.uso.org

Troops Need You
  • Troops Need You was founded in 2007 by Major Eric Egland, a reservist and career intelligence officer,
    who listened to the needs of hundreds of troops while serving in Iraq as a counter-terrorism advisor.  He
    previously served in counter-terrorism operations in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan.  Egland
    published a call for a new approach in Iraq in mid-2006 and then launched Troops Need You, which he
    continues to lead as volunteer president.
  • 501c3 charity that enables Americans to directly support US Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen
  • Use tax-deductible donations to purchase and deliver the mission-essential supplies they say they need
  • Our fighting men and women are in desperate need of supplies. Many of the supplies requested by our
    troops are difficult to get through the normal bureaucratic channels. Who knows how many lives have
    been lost because our troops did not get the supplies they needed.
  • Individual units or battalions contact "Troops Need You" directly and request the supplies they need.
    "Troops Need You" buys those supplies with donated money and ships the needed supplies directly to
    our troops.
  • Examples of supplies shipped to our troops include gun cleaning kits, water purification systems, and
    medical supplies
  • troopsneedyou.com


Law Enforcement
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring and
    remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States.
  • A nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the NLEOMF built and continues
    to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial – the nation’s monument to law enforcement
    officers killed in the line of duty.
  • The NLEOMF maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts
    research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
  • www.nleomf.org

United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association
  • The United States Deputy Sheriffs' Association (USDSA) is a nonprofit IRS recognized 501(c)(3)
    organization.
  • USDSA awards needed equipment, FREE OF CHARGE, to mostly rural, underfunded county law
    enforcement agencies. That equipment is typically in the form of bulletproof vests, camcorders and
    general officer safety items.
  • Members are invited to attend one of their Defensive Tactics or Tactical Entry Seminars.
  • Emergency Disaster Relief of $2,000 to members' appointed beneficiary, if killed in the line of duty.
  • If your department is in need of anything that they offer, please E-mail them or phone their office during
    regular business hours.
  • (866) 933-7889
  • www.usdeputy.org

Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
  • Its purpose is to provide assistance to law enforcement officers when it is necessary for them to defend
    actions taken in the line of duty to enforce the law.
  • Provides financial support through supplementing legal fees, and/or grants for subsistence.
  • Provides legal support by serving as co-counsel; locating counsel or providing research assistance and
    entering appearances as Amicus Curiae.
  • Educates the public, the media, educational institutions, and governmental bodies regarding the role of
    law enforcement officers in keeping the peace
  • (703) 807-1875
  • www.LELDF.org

Disabled Police Officers Of America
  • Helps police officers after an unexpected and traumatic disability
  • Provides emergency financial assistance to disabled police officers in the early months when they need it
    most. They aid them in keeping their house, utilities, and with food expenses
  • Helps disabled police officers transition to new careers and new gainful employment. Provide
    psychological and career counseling as well as academic scholarships to learn a new skill or profession
  • www.DPOA.us


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