Renewal Coalition

Assisting Wounded Warriors & Their Families
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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

Renewal Coalition is an independent charitable organization and is not affiliated with any other local or national veteran organization.

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. We invite you to learn more about organization.
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 600 People

Retreats

Wounded Military Personnel

Family of Wounded Military Personnel

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Our Commitment

Purple Heart Day August 7th

Today we observe Purple Heart Day, a day that encourages people to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, to listen to the stories of soldiers and veterans, and to thank them for their service to the nation. Purple Heart Day Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the day in 1782 when General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal – a military decoration that is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From the Revolutionary War to WW I The Purple Heart was first created on August 7, 1782 by the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington. Then known as the Badge of Military Merit, it was awarded to 3 Revolutionary soldiers in 1783. After the end of the American War of Independence, no medals were awarded until 1932, when the medal was revived on the bicentennial anniversary of George Washington’s birth. According to a circular dated February 22, 1932, Purple Heart Medals were to be awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces as a result of enemy action on or after April 5, 1917. The United States officially joined the First World War on April 6, 1917. 1.8 Million Awarded At current estimates about 1.8 million Purple Hearts have been awarded since then. Today, in addition to being awarded to those who fight wars overseas, the Purple Heart is also given to military personnel who display bravery and valor as prisoners of war and while fighting certain types of domestic terrorists. A Symbol of Bravery The Purple Heart is a heart... read more

July 4, 1776, First Independence Day: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Each year, we celebrate Independence Day on the fourth of July. While most people mistakenly believe the day represents the start of the American Revolution, or when Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration, it actually was when the Continental Congress approved the official wording of the statement. But was it always an important holiday? And why did we want to declare our independence from Great Britain in the first place? Read on to find out. 1. The Declaration of Independence Freed the US From Great Britain and Its King The Declaration of Independence declared that the thirteen American colonies would remove themselves from British rule. Richard Henry Lee first announced the country’s resolution to separate itself from England in June of 1776, and after Congress agreed to sever all political ties between the two countries, they drafted what today is known as the Declaration of Independence. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and on July 4, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Thomas Jefferson was chosen to draft the Declaration with four other members (Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams), and it was signed by 56 delegates in Philadelphia. The statement argued that a group of people have the right to change governments “if that government becomes oppressive (unfair and controlling.)” Jefferson justified this by saying that a government would fail if its people didn’t consent to those that governed, and “…Since Parliament clearly lacked the consent of the American colonists to govern them, it was no longer legitimate.” 2. The Declaration Came 442 Days After the... read more

7 Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Today and every day, Renewal Coalition remembers the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Here are 7 facts about Memorial Day: 1. It was originally called Decoration Day To honor the deceased, soldiers would decorate graves of their fallen comrades with flowers, flags and wreaths. Hence Decoration Day. Although Memorial Day became its official title in the 1880s, the holiday wouldn’t legally become Memorial Day until 1967. 2. It wasn’t always celebrated the last Monday of May After the Civil War, General John A. Logan, commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, called for a holiday commemorating fallen soldiers to be observed every May 30. But due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which took effect in 1971, Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday of May to ensure long weekends. Some groups, like the veterans’ organization American Legion, have been working to restore the original date to set the day apart and pay proper tribute to the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives defending the nation. 3. It’s legally required to observe a National Moment of Remembrance In December 2000, Congress passed a law requiring Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day to remember and honor the fallen. But this doesn’t appear to be common knowledge, or if it is, by 3 p.m. most people seem to be too deep into a hot dog-induced food coma to officially observe... read more

Chefs Helping Heroes Dinner on the River April 20 Fundraiser

The 5th Annual Chefs Helping Heroes fundraiser was a huge success! We are so grateful for our top Chefs who, again this year,  donated their skills and the food for the event. We also would like to thank Joyce Domenico and Better Party Rentals for donating the rentals for the evening. Kathy Oldham and Laura Rogers worked for weeks on the beautiful decorations. Also, we would like to give special thanks to the US Marine Corps for providing the honor guard. The evening started with a cocktail party with a well stocked bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, sushi, ceviche bar and a beautiful ice sculpture. The guests were then invited to dinner where they enjoyed beautifully prepared salad, dinner and dessert courses. Each course was served with a selection of fine wines donated by Bill Martin. Jammin Jim donated the music and entertainment for the evening. Harry MacArthur was auctioneer again this year for the live auction. The live auction items this year were extraordinary and we are very grateful for the donors who made the auction a huge success. This year, the fundraiser sold out in 3 weeks and was one of the most successful fundraisers yet. Thank you so much to everyone who offered the support needed to continue and expand our mission. [Show as slideshow]... read more

Chefs Helping Heroes: Dinner on the River Donors

Renewal Coalition would like to extend our thanks to all of the kind donors who have supported our Chefs Helping Heroes: Dinner on the River fundraiser by donating raffle and live auction items. Thank you to our In-Kind Donors: Dive Bar Restaurant Dee-Stefano’s III Forks Steakhouse Palm Beach Gardens Café Chardonnay Juno Beach Café McCarthy’s Pub Royal Café Harry and the Natives Deep Blu Seafood Grille Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa Jupiter Waterfront Inn Palm Beach Quilter’s Guild Southern Aviation Systems Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Health-e Pets Market David’s Limousine Service Total Image Salon & Spa Heads Up Hair Design JoAnn Stearns Hair Salon Estetica Institute Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club The Club at Admirals Cove Bear Lakes Country Club Eastpointe Country Club Mayacoo Lakes Country Club Jeff Sellers/Raymond James West Palm Beach Bill Martin Michele Poole Kristina Butler Ed Frankel Chantel Leigh... read more

Chefs Helping Heroes: Dinner on the River Sponsors

Renewal Coalition would like to extend a huge thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting our Chefs Helping Heroes: Dinner on the River fundraiser. Please remember to patronize their business. Naming Sponsor: Document Storage Systems, Inc Mr & Mrs Robert Nappi Worth Group General Sponsor: Bill & Becky Halm Better Party Rentals Southern Aviation Systems Colonel Sponsor: Bill & Shelly Martin Captain Sponsor: Veterans Adaptive Sports Dive Bar Restaurant Second Lieutenant Sponsor: Jeff Sellers/Raymond James West Palm Beach International Parking Systems Cassidy’s Ice Tito’s Vodka Liquor Sponsor: Al & Maria Wilshire Music Sponsor: Jammin’... 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

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