Who We Help
Overwatch Alliance pledges our grant support to organizations with programs and services focused on making a significant and lasting impact on the lives of our military community, veterans and their families and loved ones.
The organizations we partner with:
- Provide care and services for our disabled veterans, their families and caregivers.
- Furnish educational, recreational and therapeutic programs for the military and military family members.
- Fund repairs on transitional housing for veterans recovering from addictions.
- Sponsor employment seminars and support programs for unemployed veterans and military spouses.
These are just a few of the projects we support through grants to deserving recipients. Together, these organizations and Overwatch Alliance are working steadfastly to heal our nation’s heroes and their families.
River City AMBUCS - Memphis, Tennessee
Established in 1994, AmTryke(r), LLC is a company owned and operated by National AMBUCS(tm), Inc., a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. The primary way AMBUC members fulfill the organization's mission is by providing AmTryke(r) therapeutic tricycles to individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike. These unique tricycles, which can be hand and/or foot operated, are designed to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes, and varying degrees of physical limitations. Working with the local VA's recreational therapist, who selects vets to receive cycles, AMBUCS provides these bikes AT NO COST to veterans through the "AmTrykes for Vets" program. Each cycle is ordered from National AMBUCS, built locally and is specific to the vets needs. An Overwatch Alliance grant allowed the River City Chapter of AMBUCS to donate 9 of these bikes to disabled veterans.
Operation Stand Down - Nashville, Tennessee
Operation Stand Down Nashville is the primary nonprofit resource for veterans in the Middle Tennessee region and is the only Veterans Service Center in the state of Tennessee. They provide a wide range of life changing social services focused on training and supporting veterans as they work themselves off the streets and back into the community. OSDN offers employment readiness training, placement assistance, transitional housing, mail service, clothing and much more including the coordination of the activities of other social services agencies, all at no charge to the veteran. OSDN serves ALL veterans, especially those who are homeless, with the ultimate goal of giving every veteran they serve the tools needed to rejoin their community as productive, responsible citizens. All of their clients are honorably discharged veterans. OSDN partners with over 125 organizations in Middle Tennessee and serves close to 2,000 veterans a year. Since our beginning, we have been a consistent supporter of Operation Stand Down Nashville.
Honoring our Veterans - Moran, Wyoming
Honoring Our Veterans was formed: to educate the public on the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, to organize citizen volunteers that help meet and administer those needs, to provide therapeutic and recreational activities for veterans and to work with other public charities in order to directly assist those in need. Twice a year, selected veterans experience healing and restoration as they gather with peers and veteran volunteers for a week of therapy, recreational activities and gentle social interaction with staff, rehabilitation professionals and local residents in some of the most beautiful areas of the country – all at no cost to the veteran. These veterans would not have had the opportunity without the help of Overwatch Alliance.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs - Loudon, Tennessee
This all-volunteer organization acquires, trains and places certified (ADI-tested and approved) service dogs with qualified veterans who have physical and psychological disabilities – at no charge to the veteran. Producing a certified service dog, using volunteer puppy raisers, puppy socializers and intermediate foster families, working under the supervision of professional trainers/consultants, requires about 1,200 hours of training. This includes 300 hours of final intensive training and customized training hours, that are conducted exclusively by professional trainers. There is a huge need for certified service dogs for our veterans, and the largest obstacle in placing service dogs with our wounded warriors is the cost. The average cost to select, raise, train and certify a service dog is around $20,000 to $25,000. With the exception of certain associated fees, Smoky Mountain Service Dogs provides service dogs to approved, disabled veterans at no charge. In order to continue providing dogs to America’s veterans, Smoky Mountain Service Dogs has an ongoing need for training sponsorships at $5,000 per dog. Overwatch Alliance is proud to assist them in that need.
Patriot Foundation- Pinehurst, NC
The mission of the Patriot Foundation is to provide support for the families of Fort Bragg, NC (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY (Air Assault), Special Operations Soldiers and other selected warriors. The organization, run 100% by volunteers, works to provide scholarship funding for children of deceased and wounded/injured soldiers. Additionally, the Patriot Foundation provides a very small percentage of funding for child care and child aid to families of fallen and disabled soldiers, whose surviving spouses need to obtain additional job training and development. In the past, the Foundation has also arranged a variety of other support from individual donors for specific purposes.
SEGAMI- Ft. Valley, GA
The primary focus of SEGAMI is a health and wellness program called the SEGAMI Healthcare Fund. The Healthcare Fund pays existing medical bills, prescription drug costs and the deductible for medical surgeries of our uninsured veterans. This program has been instrumental for our veterans in the state of Georgia since 2010. The goal of the SEGAMI Healthcare Fund is to assist 5 military families per month, that receive a maximum healthcare grant of $1,000. The Founder and CEO of SEGAMI, Billy Brown, started the Healthcare Fund in October of 2010 to assist uninsured veterans and their family members. "I have such a passion for our men and women who serve this country and I just had to find a way to thank them and this was the answer".
“To date, dozens of young men and women from all branches of the Armed Forces have benefitted from Operation Mend. Overwatch Alliance’s generosity is of great help to our efforts to support these courageous heroes. Thank you for your very generous support of these efforts.”
– David A. Winters, Vice-President, Operation Mend