...here for those who are there for us®
Since 2003, Cause has been on a mission to organize programs that promote recreation, relaxation and resilience for wounded, ill, and injured service members and those supporting their recovery. In the ensuing years, Cause provided a variety of different programs at military installations around the world - helping wounded warriors begin their recovery and re-entry process on their journey back to health.
Throughout our existence, as the needs of the population we serve changed, so did Cause. Our objectives and programs continuously evolved to remain relevant to the needs of our service members and their caregivers. As the military conflicts abroad waned, there were fewer service members and caregivers who could benefit from our programs. Our role continued, but our footprint became smaller.
Now, as the military mission has come to an end in Afghanistan, our mission is approaching a successful conclusion point. While the world threat situation is still grave and unstable, the active combat environment for our U.S. Military has trended down to a minimum level over the last several years. The Cause board of directors has always remained focused on seeking donations to support only viable programs and after much thought and consideration, our Board of Directors has come to a difficult decision.
After 18 years of serving our wounded, ill, and injured service members and their caregivers, Cause will conclude operations at the end of 2022.
Ultimately, there could be no greater success for our organization than to arrive at this point, having faithfully delivered programs to serve those who volunteered to serve our Nation, as well as their devoted caregivers.
For the next 10 months and with our remaining funding, we will continue to serve our wounded, ill and injured service members at our current locations: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. At the conclusion of 2022 we will have accomplished the mission that we began 18 years ago.
With the greatest appreciation for your unceasing support to our mission and purpose, we thank you! We could not have done it without you.