Playa del Rey, California 90293
Our Mission: Organized in 2005 by four USAR combat veterans, OnBehalf started as a way to raise some cash for one of our own, Specialist Chris Kotch. Technically killed twice by an IED blast in Iraq in 2003, Chris and his family faced an uphill battle because of his injuries. But once he was back on his feet and the bills were paid, we decided to take OnBehalf nationwide. Since 2007, OnBehalf has served as a way for Americans to give back to other combat wounded vets of Iraq & Afghanistan, as well as families of the fallen. Contributions have provided cash for eligible military families, and our Thank a Vet Network connects them with professional services, advice or items they might need, generously contributed by small businesses and professionals from around the United States. With your help, we’re easing their burden and showing them just how much their country appreciates their service. To donate, volunteer or join our Network, click here to learn how. Wounded veterans are desperately in need of two things: cash and professional services. OnBehalf strives to provide both to our combat injured and grieving military families. The process begins right here online. A wounded vet or military family can be nominated here for OnBehalf’s help by a VA case worker or equivalent, Once we receive a name, our staff reviews their case for eligibility. After the claim is verified, we issue a financial grant, usually directly to a provider (mortgage, car payment, electric company, etc). Grants are dependent on rank, injury and financial situation. If need be, we’ll consult our Thank a Vet Network on Facebook for volunteers and businesses who might be able to lend a hand with their expertise or services. The help doesn’t end there: if appropriate, and with the veteran’s permission, we rally our ScoreForce to take things a step further: ScoreForce proactively contacts local businesses in the veteran’s hometown that might be able to help with money, a service or product that could bring some relief. We’re small, but very driven and incredibly thrifty. An all-volunteer team and pro bono board means more of your contribution reaches those who need it most.