Hello fans and followers of True Hero Ties! We want to thank you for the support you have shown us in the past year. With the holiday season upon us, there are many opportunities for you to get out in your community and show support for our veterans. Please feel free to check out the website links and contact information of the organizations and centers listed below. This list is directed towards our followers in the Chicagoland area but several of these organizations operate nationwide!
1. Yellow Ribbon Support Group
2. Operation Dear Abby
3. Operation Home Front
4. Disabled American Veterans
2122 West Taylor Street
Chicago, (312) 980-4242
5. Honor Flight Chicago
938 W. Montana St.
Chicago, (773) 227-8387
6. National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
1801 South Indiana Avenue
Chicago, (312) 326-0270
7. Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center
820 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, (800) 591-4815
8. Edward Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital
5000 S. Fifth Avenue
Hines, (708) 202-2523
9. Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, (224) 610-3714
10. Chicago Vet Center
7731 S. Halsted Street, Suite 200
Chicago, (773) 962-3740
Once again, thank you for supporting American veterans through True Hero Ties. Our next post will have a list of organizations and centers in the Indianapolis area. Have a great holiday season!
True Hero Ties
We’ve shipped nearly 200 ties since we launched 2 months ago. A number of our fans have sent in photos of themselves sporting their True Hero Ties. We’ve even been featured on ESPN (well, being worn by basketball coaches while on ESPN).
Email us your photos wearing a True Hero Tie and we’ll put you on the website.
Founder Matt Newill was just featured on Colorado’s Best, KWGN-TV in Denver! Watch the short video below:
So often, we hear about too many government programs that aren’t working. This article in the Denver Post is a promising report on the number of homeless veterans in America. It attributes the success to programs implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Homelessness among military veterans dropped nearly 12 percent on a typical night from January 2010 to January 2011, according to the results of a national report announced today by the Departments of Veterans Affairs andUrban Development.”
We’ve had a great first year at True Hero Ties so far. While we’ve only be “live” for the past 6 weeks, the past year has been full of great experiences for the founding team. Even while all working full-time jobs in 3 different cities (Matt in Denver, Johnny in Chicago, and Ryan living out of his backpack), we managed to create a company and sell over 180 ties. The long nights (see Matt to the right), phone calls, plane tickets, and countless emails have paid off: we’ve already generated over $4500 in donations to U.S. veterans organizations.
The next year looks amazing. We’re planning a number of events across the country, working on partnerships with many more organizations, and even thinking about some new products.
We can’t thank you enough for your help and support with our endeavor to help those who have sacrificed so much for this country where we live.
Today is the final day to order a tie for Christmas. If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, look no further. A True Hero Tie is a meaningful gift for the recipient and our veterans.
Thank you for helping us help the men and women who have made this country what it is today.
December 7, 1941. ”A date which will live in infamy,” said President Franklin Roosevelt.
70 years ago today, the Japanese attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet, as it lay anchored in Pearl Harbor. The attack was devastating: 2,402 Americans killed, 1,282 wounded, and 4 of 8 battleships sunk.
The following day, the United States declared war on Japan — beginning America’s involvement in World War II.
There are only a handful of Pearl Harbor survivors still living today, but the memory continues to live on. If you see a veteran today, shake his or her hand. Their friends have given more for this country than most ever do.
We are humbled and amazed to have already shipped our 100th True Hero Tie! In only our first month, True Hero Ties and our customers have already committed over $2500 in donations to our partner veterans organizations.
We thank you, our customers. We could not be making this difference without you. Please continue to spread the True Hero Ties message. Help us help those who have given so much for this country.
True Hero Ties was featured in USA Today alongside a number of really cool new organizations aimed at raising money for others.
Read the article here: Hard times inspire people to help less fortunate.