IRON WARRIOR FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Iron Warrior Foundation is to provide support to U.S. military veterans affected by the emotional and physical trauma suffered during active-duty. Keystone Iron Warriors is a 501 (C) (3) Tax Exempt Organization under the Internal Revenue Service.
Our goal is to empower these veterans and their families, strengthen their quality-of-life, and educate the community about veterans who have been impacted by post-military service.
The main focus of Iron Warriors, Inc. is to assist those veterans that suffer from debilitating injuries like amputations, burns, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
What is PTSD?
PTSD develops after a terrifying ordeal that involves physical harm or the threat of physical harm, like those traumatic events experienced in combat. Known as a silent killer, every 63 minutes, a soldier – whether retired or active – takes their life due to the effects of PTSD. Studies show that service K9 dogs greatly reduce the effects of PTSD by up to 95 percent. KIW is striving to reduce the number of death-related incidents by donating service companions to our Veterans affected by this disease.
About Iron Warrior Foundation
Iron Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization, started with a dream by a nine-year-old boy.
Since his early childhood, my son Alex had always had an interest in the military. But one day, after seeing a commercial about combat wounded soldiers, he came to me with tears in his eyes. He told me about the commercial he saw, and asked if we could help our hero’s serving our country. I immediately told him yes and donated to the organization, which turned the tears on his face into one big smile.
My son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2009, and does not show emotion like most children, so when I saw how visibly upset he was about our wounded veterans, I knew it was time to do something more, and that’s exactly what Alex told me he wanted to do. He wanted to do more to serve the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel.
Through donations and community support, KIW generates revenue to help combat wounded soldiers and their families in their time of need. By fundraising efforts like motorcycle rides and other events that bring the community together, we support these veterans every way possible. We also help the families of those who have served. We donate money for transportation, medical bills, and other important needs to help alleviate the stress they undergo while taking care of their loved one.
Today, Alex is 14, and has been serving the needs of the military community for the past five years. His efforts have helped hundreds of wounded veterans to live a better life, and he has helped to raise over $500,000 to support injured members of the military.