If you’ve spent any time in the military, you’ve heard of the Green Berets. These select few are the best of the best. They are some of the most physically fit, mentally tough, and technically and tactically proficient Soldiers the Army has to offer.
But there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Green Beret Foundation. This is a non-profit, charity group designed to help injured and wounded Green Berets and family members. The mission of this non-profit group is as follows: “The Green Beret Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, ill and injured Green Berets and Green Beret Gold Star families. The GBF imparts unique support to the Special Forces Community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.”
Source: Green Beret Foundation Website
About the Green Beret Foundation
Here are some neat things about the Green Beret Foundation:
- They support Active Duty and National Guard Soldiers alike
- It started in 2009
- They’ve helped hundreds of injured, wounded and ill Green Berets since it started
- More than 85% of all donations goes directly to the Green Berets
- The CFC Number is 64397
- They focus on Green Berets injured after 9/11
- No one on the Board of Directors is paid
Neat Things About the Green Berets
Here are a few neat things about the Green Berets that you might not know.
- The Green Beret may only be worn by Soldiers who have earned the Special Forces Tab
- The beret was unofficially adopted in 1954
- The berets were banned in 1956 and then officially reinstated in 1961
- The “Green Berets” is the official nickname of the U.S. Army Special Forces
Green Beret Foundation Videos
The Green Beret Foundation is a great non-profit group designed to help injured, wounded and ill Green Berets. If you are passionate about helping veterans I highly suggest you consider donation money or time to help this great organization. I’m sure all the veterans would appreciate it.