Honoring America's Warriors Inc
1301 Cornell Pkwy Ste. 700
Oklahoma City OK 73108-1822
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement
Honoring Americas Warriors is a 501(c) (3) non-profit tax-exempt organization dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness services to our nation’s veterans. Honoring Americas Warriors provides teams of disabled/retired veterans a new mission to be back in-service dress uniform to provide/augment military funeral honors for honorably discharged veterans that have served this country.
Honoring Americas Warriors also provides direct support to our nation’s heroes in the areas of outdoor sporting activities, adaptive sports, mental health & spiritual wellness, family & couples gatherings, service/companion dog placement, employment as well as prevention of veteran suicide, and “Homes for Warriors”, a partnership with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.
Honoring Americas Warriors works with community leaders, elected officials and legislators, and other non-profit organizations to enhance veteran's awareness and promote veteran's initiatives.
Contact Information
Contact Name Scott Deatherage
Contact email scottydee@honoringamericaswarriors.org
Address 1301 Cornell Pkwy Ste. 700
Oklahoma City, OK 73108 1822
Phone (405) 948-4376
Fax 405-948-4376
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.honoringamericaswarriors.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
For donations by check:  Honoring America's Warriors 1301 Cornell Parkway Ste. 700 OKC, OK 73108
To donate by phone, or make in-kind donations: 405-948-4376 
To become a sponsor or volunteer, email: info@honoringamericaswarriors.org  
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $300,000.00
Projected Expenses $280,000.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Honoring America's Warriors
Year Founded 2014
IRS Ruling Year 2014
State Registration Expiration Aug 2018
Statements
Mission
Honoring Americas Warriors is a 501(c) (3) non-profit tax-exempt organization dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness services to our nation’s veterans. Honoring Americas Warriors provides teams of disabled/retired veterans a new mission to be back in-service dress uniform to provide/augment military funeral honors for honorably discharged veterans that have served this country.
Honoring Americas Warriors also provides direct support to our nation’s heroes in the areas of outdoor sporting activities, adaptive sports, mental health & spiritual wellness, family & couples gatherings, service/companion dog placement, employment as well as prevention of veteran suicide, and “Homes for Warriors”, a partnership with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.
Honoring Americas Warriors works with community leaders, elected officials and legislators, and other non-profit organizations to enhance veteran's awareness and promote veteran's initiatives.
Background Honoring America's Warriors was founded in 2014 out of a need to provide multiple and specific programs for veterans, active duty, guard and reserve.  Though we provide multiple programs, our funeral honor guard is the staple of our organization.  Many families want more than the legislated two man flag fold team.  We provide firing party and live bugler, as well as flag fold teams.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Honoring America's Warriors serves veterans of all eras, active duty, guard and reserve.  We serve the entire State of Oklahoma.       
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Employment/Employment Preparation & Procurement
Tertiary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Home Improvement/Repairs
Programs
Description

Honoring America's Warriors Honor Guard is a team of disabled veterans who want a new mission to be back in-service dress uniform and pay it forward. We render/augment military funeral honors for veterans of all eras when the family deems the legislated two-man flag fold is not adequate. We provide a rifle team, a flag fold team, and a bugler. We also present colors at many large events across the State of Oklahoma. The rendering of Military Funeral Honors for an eligible veteran, is free of charge, and is mandated by law. An honor guard detail for the burial of an eligible veteran shall consist of not less than two members of the Armed Forces. One member of the detail shall be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. The veteran's parent Service representative will present the flag.

Strategy
Population Served US
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
This team of veterans that render honors has been given a new mission to pay it forward once again.
These are veterans who are retired, ranging in age from 26, to 64.  The program has given these veterans a new sense of purpose.  Our honor guard will render over 150 services each year at no cost to the deceased veterans family.  
Description

HAW provides veterans who qualify, service/companion dogs and training program. Since August of 2014 we have placed over 80 dogs with veterans and their families. The program requires participation in our training program that will tailor the training for the exact requirements of the veteran.

Service Dogs

A service dog is a dog trained to do specific tasks for a person that he or she cannot do because of a disability. Service dogs can pick things up, guide a person with vision problems, or help someone who falls or loses balance easily. For example, a service dog can help a blind person walk down the street or get dangerous things out of the way when someone is having a seizure.

Protecting someone, giving emotional support, or being a companion do not qualify a dog to be a service animal. To be a service dog, a dog must go through training. Usually the dog is trained to:

Do things that are different from natural dog behavior

Do things that the handler (dog owner) cannot do because of a disability

Learn to work with the new handler in ways that help manage the owner's disability

Because the handler depends on the service dog's help, service dogs are allowed to go to most public places the handler goes. This is the case even if it is somewhere pet dogs usually cannot go, like restaurants or on airplanes. But there are a few exceptions. For example, service dogs can be asked to leave if they are not behaving well.

Companion Dogs

An emotional support animal is a pet that helps an owner with a mental health condition. Emotional support dogs help owners feel better by giving friendship and companionship. These dogs are also called comfort dogs or support dogs.

An emotional support dog does not need special training. Generally, a regular pet can be an emotional support dog if a mental health provider writes a letter saying that the owner has a mental health condition or disability and needs the dog's help for his or her emotional support.

Strategy
Population Served US
Description

Honoring America’s Warriors hosts veterans with guided hunting and fishing outings. All the outings are on private leases that have been donated to the organization. The areas are west of I-35 and some are east of I-35 in central Oklahoma. Our goal is to honor our country’s wounded veterans’ patriotism and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing and all outdoor related activities. We also work to raise public awareness about the therapeutic effects that being in the outdoors has on the mental and physical disabilities of our country’s wounded men and women. We will also provide a platform for veterans to tell their own stories in their own words. The benefits of nature contact as therapy are well documented, including contemplative, recreational, and hands-on habitat restoration activities. Though not yet on the radar screen of policy makers, veterans have initiated nature-based programs focused on hunting, fishing, and other outdoor recreation and restoration activities. Testimony from participants indicates the programs' powerful impacts on vets. Although research projects have focused on reintegrating vets, a recent literature review revealed only a small number of studies of the impact of an outdoor program on veterans. Further, despite the rapid emergence of nature-based programs for vets across the US, little information on how officials view such efforts exists. The REWORRR study, funded by USDA NIFA Federal Formula Funds, explores the importance of human-nature interactions in outdoor recreation and restoration activities among returning war veterans to account for how these interactions relate to individual, community, and social-ecological health and resilience.

Strategy
Population Served US
Description

This program provides reconditioning activities and competitive athletic opportunities to all wounded, ill and injured Service members to improve their physical and mental quality of life throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. It is also designed to enhance recovery by engaging wounded, ill, and injured Service members early in individualized physical and cognitive activities outside of traditional therapy settings. The program hopes to inspire recovery and physical fitness and encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement. The benefits of physical activity for injured Service members include reduced stress, increased quality of life, lower blood pressure, weight management, and enhancement of the rehabilitative process.

Through this program, we support both physical and psychological recovery and rehabilitation from visible and invisible wounds of war including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS), and others. Disabled Veterans of all ages and abilities report better health, new friendships and a better quality of life when participating in adaptive sports. Disabled Veterans who are physically active simply have more fun!

Strategy
Population Served US
Description

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) and Honoring America’s Warriors have partnered to build up to 25 homes for veterans in the Oklahoma City area. The two non-profits will pool resources to provide opportunities for new home ownership for veterans who qualify based on HUD income requirements. Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity wanted to meet the needs of veterans who deal with the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life, and who are on a limited income. The program is called “Homes for Warriors”. This program also includes “CHR” Critical Home Repair for qualifying veterans. Since 2015 we have completed 8 new homes, and have repaired 13 homes owned by veterans.

Strategy
Population Served US
Disaster Programs
Description Honoring America's Warriors has been partnered with Team Rubicon Region 6 since 2014.  We have pooled our human resources to provide disaster relief cleanup and numerous service projects.  We have demolished condemned homes, performed critical home repairs.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Scott Deatherage
Start Date Aug 2014
Email scottydee@honoringamericaswarriors.org
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 28
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? No
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Risk Management Provisions
Renter's Insurance
Terrorism
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name USAF MG Rita Aragon (Ret.)
Company Affiliation None
Term Aug 2014 to Aug 2024
Email ritaaragon21@gmail.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Major General Rita Aragon Voting
Chance Blakley Voting
Robert Hughes Voting
Lt. Colonel Steve Russell Voting
Governance
Board Term Lengths 5 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $300,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $280,000
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Contributions$31,345----
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$268,026$91,168$18,854
Revenue In-Kind------
Other($25,538)----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$261,000$71,307$2,045
Administration Expense$1,059$20,174$2,800
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.003.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%78%42%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$12,833$490$14,259
Current Assets$12,833$490$14,009
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$12,833$490$14,259
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $268,026Special Events $91,168Special Events $18,854
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $31,345 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
 
Note:  2016 had a prior period adjustment of ($25,538), which is shown as an "Other" revenue. 
 
Also, please note the three Form 990s Net Assets Roll-forward balances agree to the GiveSmartOKC Net Assets, but the GiveSmartOKC Total Net Assets does not roll-forward properly.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address 1301 Cornell Pkwy Ste. 700
Oklahoma City, OK 73108 1822
Primary Phone 405 948-4376
CEO/Executive Director Scott Deatherage
Board Chair USAF MG Rita Aragon
Board Chair Company Affiliation None