We recently had the opportunity to honor our veterans at our quarterly Serving Heroes luncheon in Kerrville, TX. There is nothing better than breaking bread and showing gratitude to our defenders. Through your generosity in giving to GSF, we were able to feed 180 patients and staff. Through our Serving Heroes program, we have been able to provide meals to more than 197,313 service members across the country and at U.S. military bases in both Germany and Korea. Learn more about Serving Heroes in the link in our bio and donate today. 👆
Check out this heartwarming highlight from our Invincible Spirit Festival (ISF) at Fort Belvoir. We brought more than just rock & roll to our nation’s heroes and their families.
Over Father’s Day weekend in San Diego, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band honored and entertained Marines, sailors, veterans, and their families with concerts at MCAS Miramar, Naval Medical Center San Diego and Hotel Del Coronado. While we can never do enough for our defenders and their loved ones, we can always do a little more.
With nine days left to bid on more than 80 items in Auction for Heroes, we’re excited to showcase prized vacation destinations in the U.S. and abroad. With 20 locations to choose from your dream vacation is just a click away. Auction for Heroes link in bio 👆
“I knew that I had been given a special gift to take up for those who are weaker than myself.” Lisa Ramsey has been a police officer in the state of Texas since 1988. When she joined the Fort Worth Police Department in 1995 she was swiftly recruited into the Tactical Investigations Division to be apart of the vice and narcotics units. She loved the excitement and adrenaline of the work she was doing — often as an undercover agent for narcotics missions — and felt proud of her service. “It was more exciting than writing tickets,” she said of having zero interest in the more mundane aspects of police work such as traffic enforcement. “I wanted to go after real criminals.” When a drug bust went south on January 2, 2003, her life was permanently changed. Read our latest blog post about police officer Lisa Ramsey and learn how the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program was able to restore Ramsey’s autonomy and freedom of movement through the purchase of an ALLY chair. Link in bio to the full story.👆
Marple Township Ambulance Corp in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was awarded a $6,800 grant by GSF to host a Tactical Casualty Care Course (TCCC) for its first responders. The program was originally developed by the Department of Defense to teach life-saving techniques and trauma care strategies to be employed on the battlefield. Learn more about our First Responders Outreach program in the link in bio and donate today. 👆
While we can never do enough for our defenders and their loved ones, we can always do a little more. Last month, our SBE families in Honolulu broke bread at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and came together as a community to support and encourage each other. Donate today by following the link in our bio to help GSF serve and honor those families whose loved ones paved the way for the freedom we enjoy today.
The Gary Sinise Foundation’s Auction for Heroes just added an autographed guitar from Gary’s personal collection. With a smoky, red wine finish, the 2012 Gibson les Paul guitar is American made and features mahogany in the body and maple in the top. Its versatile playing ability and modern style are sure to resonate with guitarists and collectors alike. Proceeds from Auction for Heroes — as well as donations — will go towards the foundation’s programmatic services benefitting our nation’s men and women in uniform, veterans, first responders, and their families. Follow the link in profile ☝️ to start bidding on the guitar and many other featured items.
The Gary Sinise Foundation sponsored #FDNY Firehouse Kitchen Talk last month. Guests included first responders, active duty military and veterans who gathered at @friendsoffirefighters to learn about the FDNY Incident Management Team. Our foundation’s Serving Heroes program doesn’t just support our men and women in the military but also our community heroes – police, firefighters, and EMT’s. Want to know more about Serving Heroes? Check out the link in our bio for more information. ☝️
We couldn’t be more grateful for our first responders! From donating essential equipment for day to day actions to funding necessary training to our heroes, our First Responders Outreach program has been incredibly valuable to helping our community. Learn more about how your donations can be devoted to our #firstresponders via the link to our website in our bio. ☝️
Our Auction for Heroes fundraiser is now live and features lots of not-to-miss items and experiences including a two-night stay at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, a VIP tour & tasting of Rombauer wines in Napa Valley for six, to hanging out with Gary and the Lt. Dan Band as a roadie for two of their shows. All proceeds go towards our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. Get bidding via the link in our bio! ☝️
Whether we are serving hot meals to our nation’s active duty military at bases around the country, or hosting veterans at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, The Geffen Theater in Los Angeles or at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Community Outreach and Education programming is an invaluable service we provide to all those who have served and continue to serve our country. Learn more about these efforts and how your donations have contributed to the lives of so many via the link in our profile. ☝️
The invasion of France by Allied Forces on June 6, 1944, is a date in the American historical canon known sacredly as D-Day. 75 years ago, American servicemen, in conjunction with Allied forces from Canada and England, stormed the beaches of Normandy whose five beachheads code named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword have become synonymous with the invasion. Read all about D-Day and the Gary Sinise Foundation’s commitment to preserving WWII history through our Soaring Valor program via the link in our bio. ☝️
Kick off summer with a Father's Day concert by the Lt. Dan Band at the Hotel Del Coronado on 6/16. Proceeds from the show benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation, and adventurous attendees can take part in a VIP Tandem Skydiving Experience. Learn more and purchase tickets via link in bio ☝️.
Today we hosted a “Walls of Honor” event where veterans, community leaders, family, and friends wrote inspirational and personal messages of gratitude on the walls of the specially adapted smart home currently under construction for USMC CPL Chad Watson (Ret.) and his family. Thank you to Chad for his service, and to our donors and partners who helped make this event happen!
We recently checked in with R.I.S.E home recipient, U.S. Army Captain Jake Murphy (Ret.), to see how he and his family are enjoying their new home. Learn more about Jake's story, and his 100% mortgage-free forever home via the link in our bio ☝️.
This #MemorialDay, we honor and remember the #heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. We also acknowledge the Gold Star families left behind and their experiences of loss. Learn more about some of these fallen heroes and their families at garysinisefoundation.org (link in our bio ☝️ ).
The Gary Sinise Foundation recently provided self-contained breathing apparatuses to the Hornbeak Volunteer FD. The firefighters said that the new equipment offers a "safer, more reliable apparatus to use while protecting the life and property of our citizens." Learn more about our First Responder outreach via the homepage link in our bio. ☝️
The Lt. Dan Band performed at Fort Belvoir for our Invincible Spirit Festival (ISF) on 5/23. Thank you to American Airlines and the Robert Irvine Foundation for their sponsorship support, and USO-Metro for hosting us. And a big thank you to all the people who joined us!
When it comes to #FirstResponders vehicles, we refuse to cut corners. That’s why we teamed up with Cooper tires to provide the Smith Mills Volunteer Fire Department with the tires they need for top-notch performance and safety.
Helping #FirstResponders is one of our major programmatic focuses. To that end, we've teamed up with Coopertire to give first responders from The DeWitt Volunteer Fire Department in Nebraska the tires they need to safely serve their communities.
#GarySinise and the Lt. Dan Band treated attendees at the Westgate Military Weekend in Orlando, FL to a free concert. This performance, and others like it, are part of our Relief & Resiliency programming, which you can learn more about at garysinisefoundation.org (link in our bio 👆).
#TBT to last month when we had a #ConcertForDefenders in Thousand Oaks to show our appreciation for the community's first responders and support of the Borderline families. Link to video recap via Youtbue in bio. ☝️
41 World War II veterans and 40 students from Archbishop McNicholas High School in the Cincinnati, Ohio area came together for a trip to New Orleans to visit The National WWII Museum for our 16th Soaring Valor. Learn more via link in the bio. ☝️
Get to know U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Gary Linfoot, who will be moving into his specially adapted smart home, on May 10. We can't wait to celebrate with Gary at our upcoming R.I.S.E home dedication! Link in bio ☝️
We were proud to recently welcome U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Tara Hutchinson (Ret.) into her specially adapted home through our R.I.S.E. initiative. Watch the Home Dedication video, and learn more about Tara via the link in our bio. ☝️ @garysiniseofficial
Day two of our 16th Soaring Valor Event saw our heroes visit the The National WWII Museum. To learn more about #SoaringValor visit: https://bit.ly/2IY2sFw
Our 16th Soaring Valor attendees touched down this morning in New Orleans. Next stop, @wwiimuseum! A special thank you to our official airline partner @americanair for flying all of these WWII veterans to their destination! To learn more about #SoaringValor visit: garysinisefoundation.org/soaring-valor
Have you seen our most recent #FirstResponders video from our #ConcertForDefenders? View how these incredible men and women rose to the challenges they faced and showed everyone what #VenturaStrong means. Link in bio! ☝️
We were thrilled to provide a specially adapted home for U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Tara Hutchinson in San Antonio, Texas. The home, and the Dedication Event, were made possible thanks our partnership with PulteGroup’s Built to Honor™ program and our R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment). #GarySiniseFoundation
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Thousand Oaks at the Concert for Defenders to support our first responders and Borderline families. We had a blast, and hope you did too! #ConcertForDefenders #VenturaStrong . Link in our bio to our recap blog☝️
Join us TOMORROW! #VenturaStrong RSVP, tickets are free: concertfordefenders.com
Why we support all those who sacrifice on our behalf: active duty, veterans, first responders, and their loved ones 🗽 #garyquotes #gratefulamericanbook
👮🚒 +🎸🎶 + 🍕🍻 = 😆🙌 APRIL 13! Need we say more? RSVP now,Tix are free- Concertfordefenders.com
Countdown to the Concert for Defenders concert on April 13! We are going to have fun for all ages. RSVP now at concertfordefenders.com
Thanks to @the_USO for honoring @GarySinise for his work for our nation's defenders. We love serving our military heroes! 🗽
Ventura friends! Join Gary for our 2019 #ConcertforDefenders event honoring our community's first responders! Bring your family and hang out with us for the day. RSVP now for free tickets at concertfordefenders.com! 🎟️ #music #ventura #firstresponders #ltdanband #gratefulamerican #loveourheroes
We love this look! R.I.S.E. home recipients Jake and Lisa Murphy excitedly checking out their brand new, 100% mortgage-free specially adapted smart home. 😍 View their story in bio link.
Meet Jake and Lisa Murphy! These recent R.I.S.E. home recipients from Argyle, Texas, are excited to have a space that gives Jake more independence! Thank you for your service, Jake, and welcome to your new home! 🙌 #gratefulamerican #kitchengoals
A few snaps from our #heroes at the @lamarathon 🙌🏻 They finished strong and looked good doing it! 🇺🇸 Thank you for all you do🇺🇸
Coming up! #RunForrestRun 5/10k returns to support the Foundation on March 30th. Our recent R.I.S.E. recipient, Jeremy Haynes, will speak at the event. Thank you to our friends at @NotreDame ! Register at http://RunForrestND.com
Mark your calendars! #FiveForFighting front man @johnondrasik will perform a FREE concert for the #VenturaStrong community to honor our #firstresponders on April 13! 🎸
We don't call it #stpatricksday. No, we know it as Gary's Birthday! Happiest of birthdays to our founder & Chairman. Leave your birthday wishes below! 🎂
Check out this bass face! Now that is someone who LOVES to honor and serve our heroes! Join Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band for a real rock & roll performance. See you there! https://www.ltdanband.com/
Countdown to #Concertfordefenders 2019 concert! Are you joining Gary there? RSVP now at https://bit.ly/2EBMJbr 🎶
Welcome home Murphy Family! Today we presented Jake and Lisa their 100% mortgage-free, specially adapted smart home through our R.I.S.E. program! 🏡 We are Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment for our nation's defenders. #GratefulAmerican #Supportourtroops #Loveourveterans #Thankyou #Doalittlemore
We are so proud of our #lamarathon team! You can help them hit their fundraising goal! 🇺🇸 Click link in bio. #lamarathon #doalittlemore #supportourtroops
“Take any person, put him or her in combat, and they’re going to experience post-traumatic stress. The result is not a disorder. It’s a natural response.” -Gary Sinise, Time Magazine http://time.com/5542632/gary-sinise-book-grateful-american/
Hey there, friends in the Ventura, CA area. Join us on April 13 for a free event honoring our First Responder heroes. RSVP through link in bio, invite your friends and bring the fam! 🚒 🚓