AFCEA International Chapter News
ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 02, 2021

Winter Storm Uri Relief Efforts Aid Wish for Our Heroes

The aftermath of Winter Storm Uri that hit Texas in February left many in the Lone Star State without power and water. The nonprofit organization WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH) is a national 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting the men and women of the U.S. active-duty military, and in some cases, veterans. W4OH started with the goal of providing one wish for every deserving military member. There are no requirements. Military members simply need to be on active duty at the time the wish is submitted. The organization's priority has always been to grant basic needs or emergencies first.

When Winter Storm Uri left many military members and their families without essential resources and dealing with the storm's damages, W4OH stepped in. On behalf of AFCEA International, the chapter's Wounded Warrior and Military Families Endowment Fund, Jeff Kendall, endowment fund chair and chapter vice president, veteran support and military outreach, presented Jeff Wells, CEO and founder of W4OH, with a check for $5,000. "One hundred percent of that $5,000 will assist military families here locally that have suffered as a result ... we want to thank the chapter for their kindness and generosity," Wells replied after receiving the donation. W4OH is an organization consistently in the trenches with the military and supporting them in any way possible, said Kendall. "We are happy to support their mission and efforts."

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Jeff Kendall, chapter vice president, veteran support and military family outreach and Wounded Warrior and Military Families (W2MF) chair (center l), and W2MF committee members stand with Jeff Wells (center), CEO and president of Wish for OUR HEROES, during a donation presentation in April.
Jeff Kendall, chapter vice president, veteran support and military family outreach and Wounded Warrior and Military Families (W2MF) chair (center l), and W2MF committee members stand with Jeff Wells (center), CEO and president of Wish for OUR HEROES, during a donation presentation in April.

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