Non-profit Organizations Supported by Charity Golf Tournament

THE SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN ASSISTANCE FUND, INC. (SAAF)

The Soldiers and Airmen Assistance Fund, Inc. (SAAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supporting the needs of North Carolina’s citizen soldiers in the North Carolina National Guard. It focuses it’s charitable purposes exclusively in support of the NC National Guard. It is a non-military organization, governed by a Board of Directors, funded solely by the citizen of North Carolina. The SAAF cares about the state’s citizen soldiers and their families during both peace and war time.

The SAAF provides grants for basic needs, emergencies and other services, normally within 24 hours of receiving the request. If there is a request for a need that cannot be provided, the SAAF contacts and partners with other organizations to assist the family. Since 2004, the SAAF has provided $1.7 million dollars of financial assistance to more than 1,500 Army and Air Guard families. It is a member of the North Carolina Nonprofit Association and has a 5-star rating.

CASA

CASA’s mission is to provide access to stable, affordable housing for people who are homeless or at risk by developing and managing rental communities.

CASA is a nonprofit real estate developer and property manager with nearly 500 affordable apartments in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties. CASA believes that the solution to homelessness is housing. We provide permanent, affordable housing for veterans, people with disabilities, and those earning a very low wage by removing barriers to housing such as previous evictions and poor credit.

CASA residents pay 30% of their income on rent, regardless of the amount, and receive access to 24-hour emergency and preventative maintenance, compassionate property management, emergency behavioral health and financial support as well as referrals to community services when needed.

With the goal of adding 500 units to the Triangle area by 2025, CASA continues to meet the dire need for quality, affordable rental housing stock in our community recognizing that without securing an affordable rent, many families and individuals will fall into and continue to return to homelessness.

NORTH CAROLINA HEROES FUND

The mission of the North Carolina Heroes Fund (NCHF) is to improve the quality of life of North Carolina’s military personnel and their families. This is accomplished by providing support to men and women and their families who are currently serving or have recently served in the United States Armed Forces and are enduring financial hardships that are generally related to their military service.

For fifteen years, NCHF has assisted hundreds of veterans and their families across North Carolina facing short-term financial hardships as a direct result of their military service.

NCHF stepped in and bridged the gap for families – taking care of essential living expenses such as mortgage/rent payments, car payments, insurance payments, and food and gas gift cards.

It’s a great feeling.  To get relief during a crisis, a way to regain resiliency and recognition and support for a life of sacrifice. These men and women make a difference to our country and NCHF, with your support, makes a difference for them when they need it most.

OPERATION: COMING HOME

Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF – Iraq) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF – Afghanistan) over 35,000 men and women have been wounded in combat, about half were so severaly wounded they were not returned to duty. Many of the wounded sustained gunshot wounds, permanent loss of limbs, paralysis and severe neck and head trauma. These men and women will forever bare the scars of protecting our way of life and the freedom we enjoy.

In 2007 a group of local veterans and members from the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County decided to create a project for these severely wounded veterans. The mission of this project is to aid a local military service member who was severely wounded in combat, by fulfilling his/her desire to live the American Dream of home ownership–thus the creation of Operation: Coming Home (OCH).

H-3 VETERANS SERVICES

A passion over 20 years in the making, H3 is the culmination of Veterans with the desire to serve other Veterans in need. Based on current statistics, 22 veterans and 1 active duty service member takes their life daily. That’s 2 to 3 times higher than in the general population. Our service men and women deserve better.

H3 partnered with Combat Veteran owner Quality K9 Concepts and Raiden Tactics offering trained service/emotional canines to Combat Era Veterans in need. H3 rescues suitable companions from local shelters (kill shelters are evaluated first), and foster homes. This enables us to save the life of the dog and ultimately help the Veteran return to the life he/she once knew. Careful selection of both the dog and Veteran ensure a bond that is unmatched. H3 offers the trained canine at no cost to the Veteran.