Gold Star Wives with Dependent Children Program – When a Ranger has paid the ultimate sacrifice, whether in combat or in training, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund believes there is a moral obligation to support the dependents of these Heroes. Through this program we can ensure that the essential necessities of these Gold Star families go uninterrupted. We are proud to stand with them.
Through this program, we work closely with United States Special Operations Command Care Coalition and Unit Command as we take a comprehensive approach to identifying and supporting the severely wounded Ranger during all phases of their recovery process.
Wounded Ranger Recovery & Transition Program
- Wounded Warrior Grant: Immediate financial support of $3500 for Rangers that are wounded in action or during training.
- Warrior Transition – assist the Ranger with financial needs such as housing, internships, job placement as they transition, and face the challenges, from Military back to Civilian life.
- Homes that Heal: Our most costly initiative, home building and modification for our more severely wounded Rangers.
Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) are sponsored by command and consist of family members and other volunteers associated with a particular unit. FRGs are a non-government entity and serve to enhance the well-being and morale within the command. FRGs and command receive grants to pay for all-important family morale-boosting activities during the soldier’s deployment and upon their return. The grants awarded depend on the size and location of the command. These families have endured over 17 consecutive deployments since 9/11. LTWF feels that when the Ranger is deployed, so is his family. On-base activity for the family, in addition to the preparation of “morale boxes” – simple gifts from home, is so essential to caring for our Rangers serving in harm’s way.
Ranger Chaplain Special Programs –These programs identify and allow us to provide grants to support single and married Rangers and/or their families with the sole purpose of preserving this extremely pressured force. Through these programs, Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund provides enrichment funds to be used for family activities such as Support Groups for Spouses of the Deployed, Marriage Enrichment Training, child care and events for our single Rangers.