We strongly encourage you to take the time to read about, and support if you feel so inclined, the amazing organizations below. These well-run, nationally-recognized charitable foundations provide a variety of services to veterans injured in the line of duty, as well as support to the families of the soldiers disabled or killed in service to our country.
While this site is dedicated to Travis Mills, a true American hero, we know that millions of soliders around the world have sacrificed for their country. This site is also dedicated to the men and women in uniform that give us the opportunity to enjoy the freedoms that we so frequently take for granted.
• The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Started in honor of Stephen Siller, a member of the NY Fire Department who gave his life on 9/11, the Foundation supports the children and families of firefighters and military who sacrifice life and limb in the line of duty. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, in cooperation with the Gary Sinise Foundation, has already made an offer to build a custom home for Travis and his family. They are also building homes for more than a dozen severely injured veterans. You can learn more about this effort, and contribute financially, by visiting buildingforamericasbravest.org. We also encourage you to visit the Tunnel to Towers site for more information on their commiment to supporting these soldiers that have sacrificed so much.
• Luke's Wings: Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program Luke's Wings is a non-profit organization that coordinates complimentary transporation for wounded soliders, veterans, and their families during times of need. The organization has been incredibly generous and helpful to both the Mills and Buck families while Travis recovers in Washington DC. We strongly encourage you to visit the Luke's Wings website, or contact Jennifer Magerer at Luke's Wings directly, to make a contribution. Jennifer can also be reached via phone at 202-803-2041. You can make a monetary donation and specify that you would like it used for Travis Mills and family. Or you can even donate airline mileage for any major airline. Jennfer will be able to provide more information on how to do that. A big thank-you to everyone at Luke's Wings for their incredible support of Travis and all wounded warriors.
• The Wounded Warrior Project
The stated vision of the Wounded Warrior Project is to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. Wounded Warrior's core values are fun, integrity, loyalty, innovation, and service. The organization supports any solders injured in their service to our country on or after September 11th, 2001. To learn more or make a donation, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
• The Yellow Ribbon Guard
Organized in 2009, The Yellow Ribbon Guard makes a difference in the lives of the men and women who protect our freedom. They organize year-round mailings to deployed troops and also provide assistance to wounded soliders, veterans, their families, and the families of fallen soliders. We encourage you to visit Yellow Ribbon Guard's Facebook page. The Yellow Ribbon Guard has been extremely helpful to Travis and his family. They have stepped up to assist with fundraising events in Michigan, and have also arranged accommodations for Travis and Kelsey's families at the Fisher House and DC area hotels.
• The Travis Manion Foundation
Created in memory of Travis Manion, a United States Marine killed in action in 2007, the Travis Manion Foundation's stated mission is to assist our nation's veterans and the families of fallen heroes. This unique non-profit organization provides challenge grants for individuals looking to honor a wounded or fallen soldier. They also provide financial and moral support to family members of soliders in their times of need. Please visit their website, travismanion.com, and read about their many events and all of the wounderful work their foundation is doing. We also strongly encourage you to make a donation.