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Operation Welcome You Home (a.k.a. OWYH) is a volunteer, local organization in Illinois, relying upon the generous donations of time, talent, and resources of our volunteers, supporters and donors. We work hard to minimize our expenses and are able to raise funds thru our Annual Run for the Brave 5K Run/Walk. We also rely upon donations to help us fund our continued cause assisting/supporting Veterans in need. If you support our work and our important mission, please consider making a contribution to Operation Welcome You Home, NFP, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN #27-3092485.

OWYH was founded in 2007 with a simple request from a local Mom wanting her son, returning from deployment, to be honored. Two weeks later another Mom had the same request. With that we realized the need to continue honoring, showing support to the men and women serving our Country who put their lives on the line for us daily so we may enjoy our freedom. We started receiving requests from families when a loved one was leaving for deployment. We now gather to show a sea of support to the courageous men and women letting them know they have our support when leaving to defend our Country.

Donations help Veterans needing our support with including but not limited to: John Deere Riding lawn mowers with snow blower attachment, ActionTracker Mobile Wheelchairs, airfare for parents to visit their Wounded Warrior Spouse/Son/Daughter at Bethesda Hospital recuperating/rehabbing from their injuries sustained while in combat, help with burial expenses, temporary financial assistance, food and other ways helping those who serve our Country so we may be free! Please visit OWYH Acts of Kindness to learn more.

Sadly, with heavy hearts, we are there for (killed in action) who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Standing in flag line to support their families. Presenting families with tokens of appreciation for their sacrifice for our freedom.

We stand in honor for our Veterans who have shared their lives with our Country past, present and future.

When Military Heroes come home from war they are not the same young man or woman they once were. They need our support!

Thus, Operation Welcome You Home formed, a small cog in the wheel, assisting however/wherever we can.


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