The Chenega Invitational
Chenega Corporation’s Military Intelligence and Operations Support Strategic Business Unit has been raising funds for Azalea Charities Aid for Wounded Warriors since 2007, with the Inaugural Chenega Invitational Charity Golf Tournament. Since 2007, Chenega MIOS has been able to donate over $400,000 to benefit Aid for Wounded Warriors. The 10th Annual Chenega Invitational Charity Golf Tournament raised an additional $80,000 in funds for our deserving soldiers and their families. For more information about the Azalea Charities and its Aid for Wounded Warriors, please read below.
Azalea Charities, Inc. is a non-profit, 100% volunteer organisation that raises funds to support a dual mission. Nationally and internationally, they are focused on Aid for Wounded Warriors, while simultaneously supporting youth and special needs in Northern Virginia. 100% off all donations received by Azalea Charities goes directly to these causes that make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Aid for Wounded Warriors
Aid for Wounded Warriors provides comfort and relief items for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that are sick, injured or wounded from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. AWW purchases specific items requested by Military Medical Centers, VA Medical Centers and Fisher House rehabilitation facilities each week. They also work with the Quality of Life Foundation, which supports the needs of caregivers faced with the challenging task of providing long-term care for a wounded loved one, by providing financial support for an “Unmet Needs Fund”. This support helps these families deal with unexpected expenses.
Azalea Charities, Helping a Hero and the Quality of Life Foundation joined forces to provide a home for the family of Jay Briseno, an Army Reservist, who was shot in the head at point blank range in Baghdad. While Jay survived, he sacrificed his ability to walk, talk see or eat and is now totally dependent on his parents, Joe and Eva. They have been his around the clock caregivers since his return home in 2003.
Azalea Charities, Helping a Hero and the Quality of Life Foundation have been raising funds and formulating plans to build a home to help meet the demanding medical needs of Jay who requires 24/7 care resembling that which he would receive in a hospital setting. On February 28th, 2013 they were able to break ground to begin construction on the new home for the Briseno family. Below is a video, courtesy of NBC4, of the dedication that took place September 29th, 2014.