Thousands of service members and veterans who have returned wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan have needs that conventional organizations and government programs don’t cover. Operation Hat Trick helps fill the “white space”-critical gaps in care.
We pay for adaptive equipment for amputees; service dogs;shoes for prosthetic legs; critical care; emergency rent, heating oil or car payments. We’ve built a cabin for a veterans’ summer camp, sponsored hunting, fishing and skiing trips … almost anything veterans need to work through their injuries and rebuild their lives.
We got our start by giving hats to service members with head and brain injuries, but soon realized that we could do even more by selling our merchandise and products — hats, gear, etc. — and using the proceeds to support the recovery of service members and veterans. Now, we’re a 501(c)3 non-profit and work with colleges and universities, leagues, companies and fans across the U.S. to honor active duty military and veterans.