Helping Veterans and Military Families Across the Country

The George W. Bush Center Institute's Military Service Initiative informs, influences and unites communities and organizations to maximize the health and well-being of post-9/11 veterans and military families through policy development, programs and Presidential recognition to set conditions for a successful transition for veterans and their continued leadership as civilians.

Luke's Wings unites wounded warrior, veterans and heroes with their loved ones when they need them most by providing travel and lodging, free of charge, to and from America's major military hospitals to injured soldiers immediate and extended family members. Having close family and friends by their side leads to more successful recovery over a shorter period of time.

22Kill raises awareness of the suicide rate among veterans and first responders through education on PTS and other mentals health issues and promotes suicide prevention through providing a variety of empowerment programs and resources for both physical and mental health to serve veterans, first responders and their families.


Providing Relief and Recovery to Disaster Victims

All Hands and Hearts - Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying a unique model of engaging volunteers and partner organizations, they rebuild safe, resilient community infrastructures and provide transformative experiences for their volunteers.

Minuteman Disaster Response helps save lives and provides assistance in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. They offer life-saving services and support to first responders and victims at disaster scenes by providing well-trained, well-equipped, self-contained task forces and strike teams to assist in search and rescue, emergency medical operations, disaster scene mangement and emergency communications.


Assisting Children and Families in our Communities

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Collin County promotes and protects the best interests of children in foster care who have benn removed from their home of origin because of of abuse or neglect. By providing highly trained volunteer advocates to improve the child's quality of life and serve as their voice within the court system, CASA works to ensure these children are placed in a safe, permanent and loving home.

The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence by teaching self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.