Renewal Coalition

Assisting Wounded Warriors
& Their Families

Join The Cause

Renewal Coalition

Assisting Wounded Warriors
& Their Families

Join The Cause

Renewal Coalition

Assisting Wounded Warriors
& Their Families

Join The Cause

Renewal Coalition

Assisting Wounded Warriors
& Their Families

Join The Cause

Renewal Coalition – Assisting Wounded Warriors & Their Families

Empowerment, Support & Healing

Renewal Coalition’s mission is to assist wounded service members and their families in their transition from military to civilian life or back to active duty by offering a retreat experience at Florida residences with the intent of providing military families a relaxed, pleasant, and welcoming environment.

Why We Are Different

We focus on the family sharing time together without the worries of expenses. Lodging, meals, entertainment, ground travel and even the small amenities are the responsibility of Renewal Coalition and NOT the service members and their families.

The Transition

When our Wounded Warriors return from Iraq and Afghanistan, they can spend months or even years at military hospitals and rehabilitation centers from all over the country. Although these hospital stays are life saving and transformational, it is a tedious experience as the healing process takes time. The families of these soldiers are often uprooted from their homes and communities and are relocated to cramped hotel rooms or apartments near the hospitals.

Why We Help

Renewal Coalition evolved from and is guided by our enthusiasm and sense of gratitude for this country.

We are so blessed as Americans and consider it a privilege to offer assistance to those who have given so much in the name of duty.

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The emotional and financial adjustments military families are forced to make are often life altering. Their issues are often unrelenting. Renewal Coalition offers a relaxing week where they can step away from the hospital setting and various living conditions to reconnect and concentrate on being a family again.

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Who We Are

The Renewal Coalition is a non-profit whose sole mission is to assist wounded service members and their families in their transition from military to civilian life or back to active duty by offering a retreat at Florida residences with the intent of providing military families a relaxed, pleasant, and welcoming environment.

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Why We Are Different

We focus on the family sharing time together without the worries of expenses. Lodging, meals, entertainment, ground travel and even the small amenities are the responsibility of Renewal Coalition and NOT the service members and their families.

Since 2009 We Have Hosted Over 500 People

Retreats

Wounded Military Personnel

Family of Wounded Military Personnel

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Our Commitment

We Help One Veteran At A Time

Picture above: Directors Bobby Symonds, Doug Tuttle and Chuck Kays thank Mary Hinton and Sara Ashworth Veterans Adaptive Sports (VAS) has been busy at its mission to promote rehabilitation of disabled military veterans through adaptive sports. We serve our veterans with spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments and neurological injuries. We have been blessed with your support and generosity and wanted to let you know what we have been doing. Over the last several years, VAS has been methodically building a scuba diving program, providing yet another adaptive sport to promote healthy lifestyles. Our objective was to certify disabled veterans, establish partners and volunteers to support our disabled divers and provide safe ongoing diving opportunities. We are proud that our objectives have become reality as evidenced by our first Summer Scuba Program held August 3 – 10 here in Palm Beach County. Disabled veterans came from Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina and from all over Florida. Early in that week, the final members of our dive group were PADI certified. These disabled veterans completed their course work at home and came prepared to finish their certification with pool work at The Scuba Club, West Palm Beach, and in the open water with our VAS Instructor, Scuba Ray Wantroba. They came through with flying colors and joined the other 16 disabled divers in our Summer Scuba Program.     Summer Scuba Program Adaptive scuba diving at the open water level is not possible without Buddy Divers. Buddy Diver is a certification which instructs and qualifies divers to manage other divers with a variety of disabilities. Our partner in... read more

Renewal Coalition is hosting veterans from the VA nursing homes for lunch and yard games.

The luncheon will take place on September 9 at 106 W. Riverside Dr. from 10:45am to around 1pm. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please let us know. We will need help with serving, clean up and helping with the games. The veterans really enjoy these outings and you will enjoy the opportunity and you will enjoy meeting them. Please email us if you can help on that... read more

Army veteran Derek Butler, who served in Iraq from 2006 to 2009, poses with his service dog, Phoenix the pit bull.

BY: BILL DIPAOLO / THE PALM BEACH POST Cpl. Derek Butler says Phoenix the pit bull saved his life. The Army veteran was given the 55-pound dog about four months ago to use as a service animal by dog rescue and veterans organizations in north county. Butler, who lives in St. Cloud, has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and is unable to work. “I was driving one day. Phoenix was in the back. I was depressed. I was going to drive into a pole and kill myself. But I looked back at Phoenix in the back seat. I thought, ‘He doesn’t deserve to die.’ I went home,” said Butler, 27, who served in Iraq from 2006 to 2009. Phoenix was rescued about a year ago from a Broward animal shelter by Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in Jupiter. Kerosene was poured over him and he was set on fire, said Patricia Deshong, president of the organization. The brown-and-white dog still bears the scars where he was burned. “That’s what makes this whole story extraordinary. The dog gets set on fire by humans. Now the dog is spending its life helping Corporal Butler and his family,” said Deshong, who named the dog after the mythical bird that dies in flames and is reborn from its own ashes. Burns weren’t Phoenix’s only problem. Surgery on his left rear hip was performed for free by Jupiter surgeon Federico Latimer. Phoenix also was placed in a hyperbaric chamber for regular treatment to heal his burns. The dog was trained for about eight months for free by Canines Aiding Military Veterans, an organization... read more

Renewal Coalition’s Third Quarter 2015 Newsletter

Please enjoy reading through it to see what has been happening at Renewal Coalition and to view dates for our upcoming events. Thank you all for your continued involvement and support of our organization! We are pleased to announce that Renewal Coalition’s Third Quarter 2015 Newsletter has been released. Please enjoy reading through it and know how much we appreciate each of you for your involvement with our organization. We welcome you to download a copy of our Newsletter by clicking on the link below. Download – Renewal Coalition Newsletter- August... read more

You Are Invited to Come By Land or Sea at Waterway Cafe – August 28th – 5-9PM

August 28th – 5-9PM at Watwerway Cafe Raffle Tickets Available – Raffles Start at 8PM Raffled items are valued from $40 to over $2,000. Gift Baskets, Gift Cards, Vacations, and So Much More… Only at RenewalCoalition.org before August 22 or you can buy them at the Event. Celebrity Bar Tenders: Curt Fonger and More… Save-The-Date – Fun For Everyone! Download the PDF Flyer and share.   YPN is proud to present: The 5th Annual Celebrity Bartender’s Event to benefit RPAC and Renewal Coalition 100% of proceeds from the tips go to RPAC 100% of proceeds from the raffle and buffet go to Renewal Coalition Ticket Packages 1 Ticket $5.00 USD10 Tickets $40.00 USD30 Tickets $90.00 USD55 Tickets $150.00 USD How did you hear about the event? RPACRenewal CoalitionYPNSocial MediaFriendOther Daytime Contact Phone # Night Time Contact Phone #   Sponsors:   Benefiting: For More Information Contact the Renewal Coalition – Assisting Wounded Warriors & Their Families – 88 West Riverside Dr., Jupiter, FL 33469 | 561-746-0190 | forwarriors@renewalcoalition.org Federal Tax No. 27-0831240 | CH#: 31411 The Renewal Coalition, Inc is a 501(c)3 Florida Corporation. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll Free (800-435-7263) within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the... read more

A Community That Serves Those Who Have Served Us

The Renewal Coalition evolved from and is guided by our enthusiasm and sense of gratitude for this country…

How Do We Help

The activities Renewal Coalition provides allows the wounded service member to try things they thought their injury had prohibited them from ever doing thus giving them a new sense of empowerment…

We Can Always Use An Extra Pair Of Hands

Volunteers are a critical part of our program. If you would like to join us, we can put your knowledge and talents to work!

Why We Are Different

We focus on the family sharing time together without the worries of expenses. Lodging, meals, entertainment, ground travel…

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Just wanted to send a note of thanks for the wonderful vacation we received to Florida in April. Every part of the trip was truly amazing and a little overwhelming. It is amazing how many volunteers you have and nice, caring, and helpful everyone is! We will never forget the great time we had or the people that we meet.

– Jess, Brandon & Alexander

Thanks again for everything you did for us. We had a WONDERFUL time!!! We are so grateful to have met such wonderful people as you. Thanks!

– Brandon, Gwyneth, Matthew and Samantha

My experience was more personal than a vacation. The staff was extraordinary, hospitable and caring. They saw to my every need and at the same time gave me space to recuperate. I would like to thank Mrs. Mary Hinton for making this trip possible. Since attending the vacation, I feel that I have changed in a positive way. Even my family has commented on this.

– Sgt. Tracey E. Mosley

I want you to know much I enjoyed the trip to Florida with Mary Hinton, nothing can replace what they did for me. Since I been home that was the first time I really could relax. Each day was special and really there is no limit to what they will do for you. If you have any soldiers with tough problem please give them a chance to visit Mary program. I really have hope and it gave me the drive to want to lead my soldiers again.

– Sergeant First Class Veal

I consider them to be solider as well. As where we (the military) volunteer to defend this country for the sake of freedom. These people volunteer to amend the soldiers that defend the country. I consider it a sacrifice of the same multitude. A part of the soldier’s creed-says “Never Leave a Fallen Comrade” And that’s what this organization had done; Picked us up!! I would like for you to thanks EVERYONE for their kindness that was shown to us.

– Robert

We couldn’t have asked for anything better than the experience that Renewal Coalition offered us as retreat members. The people, the places, the activities, the food- everything was absolutely amazing. We felt completely comfortable and at home in the welcoming environment that they provided us.  It gave us the opportunity to enjoy each other and our surroundings in a place free from the stress of our daily lives.

– Steven & Katie

We’ve been home a few days now but I’m still wishing we were still in Jupiter. Thank you very, very much for giving us such a gift. We had an amazing time. We experienced new things, made new friends, and have new memories. I know my husband was smiling down on us. He would have enjoyed all the activities too. Please don’t change a thing. Everything was perfect. Your big hearts and hard work will be remembered forever.

– Tiffanie

It was a blast! They made us feel so comfortable and at home. They even gave us the chance to reunite with my dad and family whom we haven’t seen in years! It was such a blessing! Mary, Sara and the crew took care of us very well, we didn’t have to lift a finger. Definitely relaxing and fun! Be sure to send any other Marines out there, it’s a life changing experience.

– Brian

Renewal Coalition – Assisting Wounded Warriors & Their Families

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