Learn more about the various veterans’ programs we have implemented and our goals for these programs in the future.
Veteran Development Program
Three Rangers Foundation operates a transitional mentorship program for active and former soldiers who are transitioning, or have transitioned, from or who served in the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment to civilian life. The program offers a one-to-one experience and is designed to focus on four key areas: personal finance, VA specific guidance, mental wellness, and leadership guidance. This program engages the veteran initially and continues to guide them even after the initial assistance. Skype sessions culminate in a meeting with a TRF director to review lessons learned about finance and leadership, as well as an outdoor recreational experience which will focus on the physical and mental wellness aspects of transition.
The VDP was born out of TRF board members’ own experiences, and our friends’ experiences as they transitioned out of the military. The VDP covers all travel expenses for the Veterans who can travel to Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN & Portland, OR.Get More Information
Ranger for Life
Three Rangers Foundation supports the 75th Ranger Regiment’s, “Ranger for Life” policy. The Ranger Regiment has been continuously deployed to combat for 19 years. The Ranger Creed describes a way of life, and supporting Rangers for life, is our mission. To further advance this initiative, we continue to partner with the Ranger Regiment to augment the “Ranger for Life” program. The program is calculated to address every aspect of evolution for Rangers and former Rangers, in their transition back to civilian life from active service. This includes, but may not be limited to, life coaching and mentoring, assistance in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs, financial advice and assistance, employment training and job searches, spiritual wellness, support for gold star families, and legal assistance. In short, Three Rangers Foundation remains committed to work within the Ranger community at-large to ensure benchmark care for our Rangers.
Homeless Veteran Initiative
Homeless Veterans have one need – to be housed comfortably. The Foundation offers two primary programs to assist with veteran homelessness.
The most substantial and longest standing effort is a collaboration in the Baltimore-Washington area between TRF and local non-profit agencies. Once a Veteran completes a rehabilitation process and is ready for independent living, TRF acquires all of the household items, furniture, and food necessary to start the Veteran off on the right foot. We schedule moving trucks, coordinate with local volunteers, and move the veteran into his or her new home. This program is made available to all honorably discharged homeless veterans and their families, from all eras and branches of service.
All Veterans asking for this assistance are vetted to ensure the donated resources are provided to those with the most immediate need.
Additionally, on the streets of Chicago, we distribute blankets as well as backpacks filled with daily essentials to ensure survivability and comfort until temporary housing can be acquired.Request Support
Veteran in Need Program
Three Rangers Foundation is available to provide resources to veterans with more immediate needs, offering assistance such as zero-interest loans and temporary lodging for unforeseen emergencies. We accommodate the necessities with a ‘pay it forward’ stipulation, so the veteran in need is involved in the process to help themselves, and therefore is part of the solution.
If you know a Ranger or SOF veteran in need of assistance or guidance, TRF can utilize our connections to help fill the voids. We are currently assisting and mentoring Ranger veterans all over the United States.Request Support
Gold Star Initiative
Our goal is to encourage Gold Star families to actively participate in the 75th Ranger Regimental Veteran community through coaching and mentoring. The inclusion of Gold Star families in the Ranger community events meets the needs of the grieving family to stay connected to their Regiment, as well as to broaden the support network of the Rangers transitioning from active duty to civilian life.
More often than not, Gold Star families feel that they are forgotten. Additionally, many veterans and surviving soldiers may avoid remembering the fallen and are unsure of how to help. TRF is unique in that we want to honor our Gold Star families, show them they are not forgotten and find ways to cherish the memories of those no longer with us.
Our Gold Star Initiative came to life in May of 2018 when Vonda Rodgers joined Three Rangers Foundation. Vonda, the mother of Sgt. Joshua Rodgers became a Gold Star Mother when Josh was killed in actions against the enemy in Afghanistan on April 27, 2017.
Our vision is to include our Gold Star families in our TRF family and into the events we support. We offer our resources to Gold Star families in the hope this will promote their healing. Mrs. Vonda Rodgers shows a sense of purpose that we believe is within all Gold Star families, and this sets an example for others to follow.Get More Information
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Your contribution plays an important role in the helping the Three Ranger Foundation continue its mission support Ranger Regimental Veterans through personalized mentorship. We cannot do this alone