The Indian Army is symbolic of the country’s pride and strength, and the contributions of its officers, soldiers and their bravery inspire every Indian. It is often assumed that Defence Personnel either sacrifice their lives while discharging their duties or gracefully retire from the services.
Categories of Ex-service personnel we are focussing on:
• Non-Pensioners/widows: These are Army Personnel who had to take voluntary retirement on compassionate grounds. They are not eligible for pension and thus don't have any financial security. Once they become old, the financial condition of these Ex-soldiers/widows becomes miserable leading to malnutrition, social isolation and at times starvation deaths.
• Pensioners/ widows: This category of Ex-soldiers faces dual challenges of reduction in income (Pension is half of the Salary) and increase in family expenses owing to additional burden of bearing the education expenses of their children, out of pocket cost such as house rent and health related costs of their parents who would be too old to work and add to the family income. These Ex-soldiers in the event of becoming seriously ill or developing a form of disability / Illness post-retirement are not entitled to benefits of Government Schemes developed for Ex- soldiers with Disability.
We have helped more than 250+ beneficiaries through these projects to bring a renewed sense of belonging, purpose and independence to their lives. Currently, we are operational in 16 states but aim to expand Pan India. Please access the embedded link of SOH booklet to get a glimpse of our work and know more about the team.
Recently, we have received an appreciation letter from the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma Ji (access below link) for the continuous selfless work SOH Team is doing for the Defence Community.
Our work at Support Our Heroes (SOH) cannot be accomplished single handedly. We need your support in "SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED THE NATION".
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT US?
To support expenses of a Pithu ration kit for 1 Non-pensioner Ex-soldier/widow for 1 month = INR 1,250
To support expenses of a a Pithu ration kit for 1 Non-pensioner Ex-soldier/widow for 1 year = INR 15,000
To support a Non-pensioner Ex-soldier's medical expenses for 1 month = INR 2,000
To support a Non-pensioner Ex-soldier's medical expenses for 1 year = INR 24,000
To support educational expenses of a child of Ex-soldier for 1 month = INR 2,500
To support educational expenses of a child of Ex-soldier for 1 year = INR 30,000
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Support Our Heroes is a 80G, 12A and CSR Form 1 compliant organization.
NOTE OF GRATITUDE:
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to "CH Robinson" company for believing in our cause and joining hands with us for VDHM 2023. Together, we can make a real impact and express our gratitude to the soldiers who selflessly serve our nation.
Your support means the world to us and is a testament to your commitment to our brave soldiers.
Help us raise funds for our specific needs.
|Project PITHU||To help Non-pensioner Ex-soldiers & their widows over 65 years of age who do not have any source of income, we will deliver Pithu ration kits every month comprising of essentials such as pulses etc.|
|Project SEHAT||It will support health related cost (Doctor Consultation, Medicines, Health Checkups) of needy non pensioner soldiers and their widows who are above 60 years of age.|
|Project SAKSHAM||It will support educational expenses of children of our needy ex-soldiers/ Widows / Needy Disabled Ex-soldiers who are facing challenges in pursuing their education due to lack of funds.|
A big thank you to all those who have donated on this page.
'Support Our Heroes (SOH)" is being run by highly decorated Ex-Defence Officers of all three forces i.e. Army, Navy & Air Force and working as a support system for the families of martyrs, disabled soldiers, needy non-pensioner veterans and their families. These beneficiaries are helped through various projects which are listed below:
a) Project PITHU aims to provide monthly rations for life to destitute and old non-pensioners/their widows
b) Project SAKSHAM aims to support children's education
c) Project SASHAKT aims to financially empower and provide livelihood opportunities to the widows of Ex-servicemen/needy veterans and their dependents
d) Project SEHAT aims to pay health-related costs for destitute and old non-pensioners/their widows
e) Project INSANIYAT aims to provide humanitarian assistance to Soldiers & their families as well as downtrodden people in the society
We have reached 250+ beneficiaries through these projects to bring a renewed sense of belonging, purpose and independence to their lives. SOH is operating PAN India for the Defence Community.