Air Compassion for Veterans was extremely generous in airline tickets for Tempered Steel's Combat Wounded Veteran Speaking Program in 2011. They provided 14 airline tickets to 2 different events. Both were speaking engagements that would have been impossible for Tempered Steel to provide, therefore guaranteeing our success.

Amanda Cherry provided time and travel to write the amazing stories for our website and book.

Embassy Suites of Valencia was a vital part of Tempered Steel's success in having 6 of our Combat Wounded Veteran Speakers attend our Santa Clarita Valley Fund Raiser on November 3, 2011. They offered us 6 beautiful rooms for 2 nights at no cost to Tempered Steel. Without their generous donation, the cost of hotel rooms would have prevented our Warriors from attending the event and speaking at a local school.

Larson-Juhl and Fast Frames provided the frames, matting and labor for 30- 20 x 24 frames with high quality acid free matting to create the Photo Introspective "Honoring the Wounds of War" possible.

​Jonathan Penny, Inc.was exceedingly generous in not only providing

30 – 16 x 20 printed images, but for his creative editing was essential in showing our Combat Wounded Veteran images in the finest format. His donation helped to make the Photo Introspective "Honoring the Wounds of War" possible.

Micaela Bensko provided expertise and talent as a photographer for the images on the website and book.

Scott Tactical Solutions for donating the American, hand-made Paracord products.

​​Veterans Airlift Command was an integral part of Tempered Steel being able to attend the AW2 Convention in Orlando and flying 3 of our speakers to Missouri for our first ever SCAR-Fest. We are extremely grateful for the support they have shown our Wounded Veterans and our non-profit organization. Without their generosity 2011 would not have been as successful as it has was.

​WalMart Foundation has generously donated to Tempered Steel's Combat Wounded Veteran Speaking Program.

Watford Moving and Storage has graciously helped with the moving and storing of the Photo Introspective "Honoring the Wounds of War".

Aid for Wounded Warriors

  • Part of Azalea Charities, 100% of proceeds go to causes supported.

Air Compassions for Veterans

  • Provides free medically related flights to veterans.

​America Adopts a Soldier

  • Chartered to make a difference in the lives of our Veterans, Soldiers and their families.

America's VetDogs

  • Serves the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel.

​Amputee Coalition of America 

  • To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

Armed Forces Motor Sports

  • Connecting active duty military, veterans and their families with services and programs that include benefits, employment, education, housing, legal, disabilities, mental health, family and children services, plus many more.

Azalea Charities

  • Raises funds to support a dual mission. Internationally, we focus on Aid for Wounded Warriors. We also support youth and special needs projects in our local Northern Virginia area.​


  • Bancroft offers a wide range of programs, supports and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, and acquired brain injuries.

Bob Woodruff Foundation

  • Educates the public about the needs of injured service members, veterans and their families as they reintegrate into their communities.

Building Homes for Heroes

  • Providing opportunities for individuals and corporations to help our severely wounded and disabled veterans and their families rebuild their lives. Building Homes for Heroes is committed to supporting those who have returned home from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan with severe wounds and disabilities, with a goal to build homes for families in dire need. It’s our honor to support those who have been called upon to make a tremendous personal sacrifice.

Canine Companions for Independence

  • Provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.

Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, Inc.

  • Provides college grants and financial assistance to surviving childre and spouses of US military service members who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

​​Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Book providing details of Federal benefits for Veterans.

Disabled American Veterans 

  • Commitment to serve our nation’s service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors.

Disabled Sports USA

  • Provides national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.

The Fight Continues

  • Veterans recognition

Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind

  • Breeds, raises, trains and places guide dogs with the blind and visually impaired.

​Give an Hour

  • Provides free mental helath services to US military personnel and families affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.


  • Helping Restore Self-esteem, Courage and Pride Removing Barriers of Disability

The Heart Of A Marine Foundation 

  • Provides Comfort, support, financial assistance, and additional resources to improve the quality of life of military personnel in ALL BRANCHES of the United States Armed Forces, including Veterans and their families. 

Helping A Hero

  • Principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members.​

Hire Heroes USA

  • Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US Military Veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement. ​

​​Honor The Sacrifice

  • Honor, assist and raise support for our Warriors and their Families who sacrifice through selfless service to our nation. 

Hunters Helping Soldiers

  • ​We are dedicated to taking Combat and Combat wounded U.S. Veterans on hunting and fishing trips to not only fulfill a trip of a lifetime, but to assist in the healing process through the great outdoors.​

​Lakeshore Foundation

  • Serves those with physical disabilities and provides access to exercise and recreation opportunities. 

Make the Connection 

  • ​Connecting Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives.

Military Connection

  • Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and detailed information on military pay charts.

National Resource Directory 

  • Provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.


  • Helps disabled find employment, coordinating with other nonprofits to employ disabled to provide goods and services to the federal government.

​Northland Therapeutic Riding Center

  • ​Therapeutic Riding uses equine-oriented activities to positively impact the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of people with special needs from ages 2 to 80 years.​

Online College

  • Article discussing and providing links for employment agencies and opportunities for Veterans.

Operation First Response

  • Serving all branches of our nation's Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs.

Operation Homefront

Operation Mend

​​ Rebuilding America's Warriors

  • ​A non-profit foundation dedicated to providing free reconstructive surgery to recently wounded and disfigured active service and veteran status warriors.

​​The Pathway Home

  • ​The Pathway Home is a Residential Recovery program specifically created for, and dedicated to serve, our Nation's "New Warriors".

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

  • Community of individuals who are committed to ensuring that every burn survivor, their loved ones, and caregivers have the necessary support on their road to recovery.​

Project Healing Waters

  • Dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

Quality of Life Foundation

  • Wounded Warrior Family Care project, getting wounded warriors home. Closing the gap that exists between resources and needs for families who provide full-time care giving to their wounded warrior at home.


  • Grass-roots effort to provide veterans with serious injuries and disabilities every resource and tool to live the highest quality of life possible.

Shepherd Center

  • Provides rehabilitation and community-based care to U.S. military service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Smokey Mountain Service Dogs

  • Dedicated to serving persons with physical and psychological disabilities by training service dogs to meet client needs.

Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors

  • Official Social Security Website.

Soldiers' Angels

  • Providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families.

Soldier Center

  • Providing individual, couple and family therapy.

Team Rubicon

  • Unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Troops First

  • Operates and supports a synergistic group of wellness, quality of life and sports-based initiatives in support of today's military personnel.

U.S. Olympic Committee, Paralympic Military Program

  • Provides post-rehabilitation support and mentoring to American servicemen and women who've sustained physical injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, visual impairment/blindness and stroke.


  • The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families.

Veterans Crisis Line

  • Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Galleria 

  • Created for Veterans, families and friends! A place to share photos, videos, loving comments, be patriotic, find out about events in the United States and more.​