We will be adding organizations to this page, so check back often.
Right now if you scroll down you will find detailed info on these organizations:
South Alabama Veterans Council http://www.savc.net/
American Legion https://www.legion.org/
Veterans of Foreign Wars https://www.vfw.org/
Flags for Vets http://www.flagsforvets.us/
Dixie Rear Detachment https://dixiereardetachment.com/
Helping 2 Overcome https://www.helping2overcome.org/
John 9:3 Foundation www.john93foundation.com
Operation ReConnect https://www.operationreconnect.org/
Talladega County Veterans Collaborative https://www.facebook.com/Talladega-County-Veterans-Collaborative-112953570545754/
Team River Runner South Alabama (4) Team River Runner-South Alabama | Facebook
The Veteran's Closet https://www.theveteranscloset.org/
Veterans Memorial Recovery Team https://www.facebook.com/groups/Oaklawnmemorialcemetery
Veterans Recovery Resources https://veteransrecoveryresources.org/
WiFi for Warriors https://www.wififorwarriors.com/
If you would like to add your organization to the list, please register at the link below.
The South Alabama Veterans Council is an active and vital connection for Veterans Organizations in South Alabama.
The South Alabama Veterans Council has succeeded in bringing together representatives from many of the Veterans groups in Southwest Alabama in a forum that has allowed ideas, plans, and concerns to be shared and discussed. It is an informal organization of Veterans and members of the community that are interested in the issues that concern Veterans and their families.
Most Veterans groups are actively addressing these needs. They have projects and programs that are on-going but also have ad hoc programs to meet a specific goal or address an immediate problem or opportunity.
Prior to the formation of the SAVC, there was very little in the way of communication or coordination between organizations because there was no avenue to do so. The regularly scheduled meetings of the Council have served to fill that gap.
(Meetings may be rescheduled due to Covid 19) The Council meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Saucy Q's BBQ Restaurant on Government St. (Mobile, AL) starting at 8:30 AM. Usually a guest speaker is featured making the meetings interesting and informative. Often times a member or guest is spotlighted for an achievement that either furthers the cause of Veterans or is a significant contribution to the betterment of society. The meetings are well structured to make good use of the time yet informal enough to be enjoyable. Certainly the food available at the venue is a plus.
Whether you are a veteran or not, if you are interested in joining or just want to see what it's about, you are very welcome to do so. There are no dues or formal registration requirements. You simply need to have a passion for veterans and our military and what they mean to America and those desiring freedom around the world.
If you are in fact a veteran and are not a member of one the numerous veteran organizations in our area, we encourage you to consider joining one. It doesn't matter if you're a retired military officer or a one tour domestic non-com, with the choices available, there is bound to be one that is right for you. Not only will you benefit from a healthy camaraderie, you will have the opportunity continue to serve your local community because most of the organizations do much more than just focus on veterans, especially when it comes to family. If you need help finding a place, just let us know and we give all the help you need.
If you are interested in presenting to the group, please contact Lou Lartigue,
Council President at 251-471-4322.
If you have served federal active duty in the United States Armed Forces since December 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving - you are eligible for membership in The American Legion!
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
For a list of South Alabama American Legions (alphabetical according to their Facebook page name) with the link to their FB page, click the American Legion flag image.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
Our voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America's active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.
We have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. Please check out our website to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.
On the webiste, you can find out about eligibility, VFWs in your area, and the many things that they can provide assistance with.
Our flag is a symbol of hope. It is not just cloth and material. It is the fabric of our country"
It seems most appropriate to put some focus on Flags for Vets, founded by U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Jamie Popwell from the Auburn, Alabama area. Please read about their mission, support if you would like to, and share the good they are doing for Veterans across the US. It is a simple and great mission that means so much!
Founder Jamie Popwell in an interview said "Our flag is a symbol of hope...it is
not just cloth and material. It is the fabric of our country"
For those who serve in far away places, the flag gives them hope. For veterans who have finished their service, giving them a flag is a simple way to show we care & that they can be proud of their service.
From a Flag recipient: "These young men are the greatest for doing this for Vets. My heart just swells when I see this flag blowing in the wind and think of the young lives that fought for our freedom"
Flags for Vets gives new flagpoles and flags to Veterans free of charge as a show of thanks for their service to their country. Any Vet can receive one.
Like so many others that have served, and like those who consider themselves patriotic, I became embarrassed and disappointed with the media's glamorization of the peoples “right” to burn our flag, or to stomp our flag in some form of protest. I fully understand and respect people's rights, but I also understand and respect those who fought and died to guarantee those rights. I knew I had to find a way to provide a balance to the issue, and on February 1st of 2017 I implemented Flags for Vets as a way to show my respect for our veterans.
I'm most proud to report that to date (6/14/2020), we have honored more than 446 veterans with flagpoles and flags in 24 states, including 14 Medal of Honor recipients. This number grows every week. Our work depends on the financial donations of others, we match the generosity of the donors with our donation of time. Our pledge is that we will drive anywhere within the Southeast (Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida and Georgia, Kentucky, North/South Carolina, Louisiana) to honor our nation's veterans and we'll fly anywhere in the U.S. Our selection and vetting criteria is simple - show us a DD-214 and tell me your story. There is no age limit, service limitations, or need to have served in a conflict. We will honor your service no matter what branch you served or where you served. From WW II veterans to Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom, We want to say thanks and show you our gratitude.
Flags for Vets is proud to team with Flagpoles Etc in service to our veterans!
If you would like to make a donation or find out more about Flags for Vets, visit their website.
Follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/flagsforvets1/
When you are deployed in a remote area with very little to do when off duty, morale can get low fast. Care packages can make a big difference in easing deployment hardship.
This is where Dixie Rear Detachment comes in -
Supporting the troops one care package at a time - 100% ran and operated by volunteers - All funds received are spent on achieving the mission.
We care about our armed service men and women.
We send personalized care packages to our adopted units most often deployed in harm's way.
We adopt entire units, brigade, or single individuals as needed. DRD's main mission is to lift the morale of our men and women deployed often in harms way and send them items that will make their deployment a little easier..
A 501c3 run by volunteers only. All donations are used to pack and send our care packages. we do not waste money in bulk mailing or expensive advertising, we depend on you to spread the word and invite others to support our cause. To find out more, go to their website.
https://www.facebook.com/support4ourtroops/Give customers a reason to do business with you.
Helping2Overcome is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our military veterans and their families to lead healthy, productive lives. Our objective is that through scuba diving training for not only the veteran but their family as well; they will learn to heal and overcome the troubles and stress of wounds both seen and unseen.
VOB: Our instruction staff is comprised of combat veterans from both the Navy and the Army and their dependents
The John 9:3 Foundation exists to connect with families affected by ASD, veteran needs and answering the call of James 1:27.
Nonprofit committed to supporting veterans of all eras through special events, community partnerships, advocation, and pastoral counseling.
We currently offer immediate shelter up to two nights for homeless veterans and a food pantry. We hope to fundraise for a community center that will allow for peer support counseling, pastoral counseling, job search and job skills training.
VOB - US Army/Army National Guard Veteran
Operation ReConnect is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded, operated and managed by current and former service-members with one simplistic Mission:
“To provide the ‘GIFT OF TIME’ to the men, women and their families who have dealt with the difficulties from an overseas Combat Deployment.”
We execute our mission by providing Post 9/11 Combat Veterans and their families with a full 7-NIGHTS OF UNINTERRUPTED time together in a resort environment, typically located in Coastal Alabama or Northwest Florida.
THIS YEAR'S RAFFLE: "RED" 2019 CORVETTE Grand Sport
Orange Beach, AL
VOB: Every member serving on the Board of Directors is a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces
Raffle - 2019 CORVETTE Grand Sport - Can be seen most days at the Flora-Bama. Go to https://www.operationreconnect.org/ to buy raffle tickets. Thank you for your support.
Raffle tickets are 1 ticket for $20, or 10 tickets for $100.
Team River Runner (TRR) is more than an adaptive sports program; it is an opportunity for veterans, their family members, and everyone in the community to participate It’s an opportunity to enjoy nature and realize its social, physical, and emotional benefits, whether it’s tackling whitewater rapids or paddling on peaceful flat-water. It’s an environment that facilitates connection, allowing veterans to reunite with their families and forge relationships with those who have endured similar pain. TRR creates purpose and community service. Our veterans are on the river to recovery.
We are a veterans organization that “provides healing through paddle sports”. Chiefly with kayaks, we get veterans out and socializing with physically active and calming water-borne activity. Plus, with engineered adaptive devices, no “disability” is a limitation.
Active, Veterans, Dependents, Civilians willing to assist can join
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙑𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣'𝙨 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙣𝙤𝙣𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙞𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙑𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣'𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙨.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙑𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣'𝙨 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙖𝙩 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙠 𝙤𝙧 𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙗𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚'𝙨 𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙘 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 (𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙, 𝙘𝙡𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙨, 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙘𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙨).
The Veteran’s Closet provides a range of services designed to support military veterans in their time of need, including:
A Mobile Food Pantry
A Clothing closet
Peer to Peer Support (20221)
Job Readiness training and support (2021)
Counseling resources for mental health and addiction
A Pet Pantry
“Vets in Care” where we provide services to veterans in nursing homes, groups homes, and shelters, including customized care packages which include things such as socks, gloves, hygiene kits, and snacks.
**The Veteran’s Closet is operated by Veterans for Veterans.
The Veterans Closet Resource Center is located at:
3224 St. Stephens RD
Prichard, AL 36612
Headquarters: 6845 US Hwy 90E
Daphne, AL 36526
A group of concerned and dedicated individuals, have been working in Historic Oaklawn Cemetery since November 2017. We realized, in order to accomplish our mission, we would have to move forward by forming a nonprofit , “Veterans Memorial Recovery Team” (VMRT) a 501(c)(3). This nonprofit organization was founded on the principals of Patriotism.
To restore, and bring dignity to all individuals interred in the cemetery. To show respect to our military Veterans by identifying, documenting, and preserving the memory of those heroes from all branches of service who sacrificed in trying times and became heroes and legends.
MORE ABOUT OAKLAWN MEMORIAL CEMETERY: In early 2018 Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery was officially registered as a historical cemetery by the Alabama Historical Commission Cemetery Program. Oaklawn is listed as number 38 of 803 Historical cemeteries in Alabama. Oaklawn Cemetery began in 1876 as a local family cemetery plot, becoming a local cemetery by 1879 and was formally registered and organized in 1931.
After changing hands several times, the non-perpetual care 22 acre cemetery was completely overgrown and seemingly forgotten. Historical and burial information indicates that this cemetery was primarily serving the Mobile, Alabama, African American community and others from all walks of life. As the restoration process continues the history of the cemetery and those buried there continues to be discovered.
Veterans Memorial Recovery Team has been working at Historic Oaklawn Cemetery for the purpose of locating, documenting, and placing an American Flag by each Soldier interred in Oaklawn. We will locate and place small American flags by each Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Coast Guardsman, Airman and Merchant Marine buried there since 1931. Present count is 8540+. This project is far bigger than our team can manage, we welcome any volunteers help.
To help in our efforts to locate our Veterans or if you wish to adopt a veterans grave site to maintain it, all the time, contact:
Bill Atkeison – 251-599-5358 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fran Barber – 251-605-1290 email@example.com
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP TO FIND UPDATES ON PROGRESS, WORK DAYS, EVENTS, ETC
Veterans Memorial Recovery Team is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring dignity to our Heroes interred at #HistoricOaklawnCemetery, click on this link to make a donation via PayPal. - thank you VMRT.
The donations will be used to clear the brush and trees to make it more manageable, and once that is done, to maintain it. Thank you for considering donation to this effort.
Veterans Recovery Resources is a community-based, non-profit provider of mental wellness programs developed specifically for Veterans, by Veterans.
1156 Springhill Ave
Mobile, AL 36604
VOB: USMC Reserves and US Army Reserves Veteran
We run 22 Heroes Retreat and Adaptive Hunting programs, the 22 Heroes Retreat is a 3 night 4 day program that encompasses fishing, hunting, skeet shooting and competition shooting. Adaptive hunting program is a one night wild boar Hunt, and both programs are provided free of charge to veterans.
2149 Denton Rd Suite 1
Dothan, AL 36303
VOB: U.S. Navy Veteran
Non-profit organization - Helping to keep deployed military connected to home
At Wifi For Warriors, we are driven by a single goal: to do our part providing financial assistance for individual WiFi to our deployed military personnel. Depending upon location, a deployed soldier may be charged between $60 -$120 per month in order to have access to individual WiFi. We strive to alleviate the financial burden of obtaining WiFi while deployed abroad.
Birmingham, AL 205-999-4570