Their sacrifice is permanent, so is our support.
What is a Hero?
For The Joshua Chamberlain Society, a Hero is “someone who puts themselves in harms way for the betterment of others”
The members of our military certainly fit that description. We have the unique mission of adopting, for life, local wounded service members who have sustained traumatic injuries as well as the families of those who have given their life while supporting combat operations in Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom.
Our Heroes have endured great hardship in service of their country and we have the great opportunity to give back — whether that is through helping a wounded service member obtain functional housing, or helping a fallen warrior’s children with college expenses. We’re also first in line when our Heroes need support on a daily basis as they strive to live fruitful lives despite their injuries
Our Heroes live in our communities. Donors and supporters can see the faces and hear the stories of these families and have the opportunity to see first hand what donations to JCS can do for veterans. In the pages below, get to know our Heroes by reading their stories, which are at the same time both heartbreaking and inspiring.
St. Louis, Missouri is home to the founding chapter of JCS, and it has been serving local wounded veterans and families of the fallen since 2007.
JCS is thrilled to have expanded to Tennessee in 2013 and now operates a second chapter serving veterans and their families in the Nashville area.
JCS is thrilled to have expanded to Texas in 2019 and now operates a third chapter serving veterans and their families in the Houston area.