YRF IN THE NEWS

WJLA-ABC 7 (Washington, DC)
Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Army Navy Country Club Golf Classic raises funds for wounded veterans

Watch WJLA’s Autria Godfrey help kick off the annual fundraiser, which raised more than $230,000 for injured service members and their families.

Stars and Stripes (worldwide)
Invincible, not invisble

The “Spouse Calls” column takes a look at the challenges facing the director of YRF’s family caregiver program.

Military Spouse Magazine (nationwide)
Looking outward together

The love story behind a former coordinator of YRF’s family caregiver program — Lisa worked with YRF during her then-fiance’s recovery.

blogSouthwest.com (online)
Celebrating freedom on different levels

YRF family caregiver program director Jessica Allen blogs about her experience traveling with her husband, a double amputee, aboard Southwest Airlines. Photos included. Many thanks to Southwest for all their support of YRF and the heroes we serve!

MarketWatch.com (online)
Colorado Technical University to award 50 full scholarships through 2015 Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program

CTU continues to partner with YRF to provide scholarships to injured service members and their spouses.

Inside Potomac (Potomac, Md.)
Easing a difficult situation

Cover story and photographs provide an overview of YRF’s family caregiver program.

The Gazette (Bethesda, Md.)
‘Not the life I was supposed to have’

Front page story about a women’s club event that honored the sacrifices made by the family caregivers of injured service members, including photos and an interview with Jessica Klein, the new Walter Reed coordinator for YRF’s Family Caregiver Program.

The Ellen Degeneres Show (national)
Cousins Undercover reveal their home makeover

Capt. Mark Little (Ret) wowed guests at YRF’s 2012 Gala with his tennis skills. Watch him receive a home makeover.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Rolling Thunder fills Washington’s streets

YRF took 35 injured troops and their families to Rolling Thunder. Our very own Cpl Sean Adams was featured on the front page of the Washington Post.

TacoJohns.com (online)
Taco John’s® donates $100,000 to help severely injured soldiers

An update on Taco John’s generous $100,000 donation.

MSNBC (national)
Michelle Obama gets covered in stickers in ‘aw’ moment

In YRF family news, staffer Amy Oppelt’s daughter Lilly gave the First Lady a sticker makeover during a visit to Walter Reed. Amy’s husband, and Lilly’s dad, was injured in Afghanistan. Click on the link above to read the story and watch the video.

The Frederick News-Post (Maryland)
Wounded Soldiers Fund presents $10K grant to Yellow Ribbon Fund

Since 2008, YRF has been honored to receive more than $100K from the 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund, founded by his family after he was killed in action in Iraq.

Bethesda Magazine (Bethesda, Md.)
Third Annual Parents’ Day Out

The Bethesda community helped YRF give injured parents recovering at Walter Reed a relaxing day out with their spouses while their children had a fun, safe day out of their own. The Magazine tells the story in words and pictures.

Bethesda Magazine (Bethesda, Md.)
The indomitable spirit of Adam Keys

The story of Army SGT Adam Keys, a triple amputee whose mother, Julie, joined the YRF team as an administrative assistant once Adam was an outpatient. YRF supports injured veterans by hiring their caregivers, and encourages employers everywhere to do the same.

The Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.)
Clarksville Academy gets ‘Little Heroes Ball’ across the goal line

The Yellow Ribbon Fund partnered with Tennessee students to give children of injured service members a night to remember.

GaryAllan.com (online)
Gary Allan lends a hand to Yellow Ribbon Fund

The country music star supports a YRF-hosted ball for the children of injured service members.

QSRmagazine.com (online)
Taco John’s donates $100,000 to Yellow Ribbon Fund

The Midwestern chain continues its campaign to support injured service members.

The Colbert Report (national)
Stephen Colbert auctions Bill O’Reilly’s microwave to benefit YRF
Salon.com (online)
Stephen Colbert is auctioning off the microwave he stole from Bill O’Reilly
ColbertNation.com (online)
GEN Stan McChrystal signs the microwave
HuffingtonPost.com (online)
Stephen Colbert hits back at Bill O’Reilly over microwave auction

Follow the whole saga of Stephen Colbert’s effort to auction off the microwave he stole from Bill O’Reilly’s green room when he was a guest years ago on O’Reilly’s show. With all proceeds going to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, repeated mentions of YRF in the media helped raise awareness as well as funds for our injured service members and their families. The final result: $5,400 + priceless publicity for our cause.

The Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.)
Clarksville Academy seeks help with ‘Wounded Warrior Ball’

YRF partners with caring students at Clarksville Academy to provide the children of injured service members at Ft. Campbell with their very own gala event.

Georgetown Univ CSIC Blog (online)
Operation Impact: How communications can help veterans and military families beat the odds and live fuller lives

An overview of a panel discussion that included the YRF communications director.

QSRweb.com (online)
Taco John’s launches campaign to help wounded soldiers
Details about a corporate campaign to raise funds for YRF.

The Connection Newspapers (Maryland/Virginia)
Supporting wounded warriors and their families

Feature story about YRF’s past, present, and future.

Gnomes National News Service (online)
CTU achieves new milestone in decades-long commitment to US military

Colorado Technical University’s alliance with YRF produces sixth annual scholarship awards for injured service members and their spouses.

WJXT-TV News 4 (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Helping military families

A former Walter Reed doctor tells the Yellow Ribbon Fund story ahead of the 4th annual Charity Golf Tournament for YRF hosted by Dr. James Barsamian and Marsh Landing Golf Course.

StarDem.com (Easton, Md.)
Organizers name charity partners to benefit from Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run

Charity details for the Across the Bay 10K in 2014.

MyEasternShoreMD.com (Maryland)
McGillivray named race director for new Bay Bridge run

More news about the Across the Bay 10K that will benefit YRF.

Baltimore News Journal (Baltimore, Md.)
Across the Bay 10K coming in 2014

YRF has been selected as a charity partner for the revival of this unique event.

Stars & Stripes (worldwide)
“All in the family”

Click here for an article about the challenges facing caregivers, which YRF is working to address.

BushCenter.org (Dallas, Tex.)
“The Yellow Ribbon Fund: Thanking our injured service members for their sacrifice”

Click here for a blog entry by YRF, one of 8 highlighted military service organizations for the Bush Center’s Warrior Open golf tournament.

Walter Reed JOURNAL (Maryland)
“Lending closet provides for wounded warrior families”

Click here to learn more about this much-needed service that YRF helped launch.

WDTN-TV (Dayton, Ohio)
“War veteran bonds with canine companion”

Click here to watch the husband of YRF’s caregiver program coordinator bond with his new service dog — a dog who was meant for a wounded friend who died too soon.

Washington Post & Gazette.Net (Washington, DC & Maryland)
“Baseball cards take wounded warrior down memory lane”

Click here to read how YRF’s collaboration with a baseball card shop is helping heal traumatic brain injuries.

Catalogue for Philanthropy (Washington, DC)
“7 Questions with Mark Robbins, Executive Director of the Yellow Ribbon Fund”

Click here for a Q&A with YRF’s Mark Robbins.

Cape Cod Times (Massachusetts)
“Free to veterans: Weeklong vacation by the bay”

Click here and cheer on a generous civilian who’s building a cottage on Cape Cod and collaborating with YRF to help injured veterans get away from it all.

LBM Magazine (online)
“Housing our heroes”

Click here to learn how YRF is partnering with the construction industry to help build adaptive homes for injured veterans.

Ft Belvoir Eagle (Virginia)
“Tennis festival promotes learning, having fun”

Click here for a story about the tennis clinic YRF helped sponsor for the cadre at Ft Belvoir, a facility that treats injured service members and their families.

WMAL-AM (Washington, DC)
“National Military Appreciation Month”

Click here to listen to what Johnny Holliday — the voice of the Univ of Maryland Terrapins and once America’s #1 Top 40 DJ — has to say about YRF’s upcoming charity golf tournament.

CBS WJZ (Baltimore, Md.)
“Navy Veteran’s Caregiver & Partner Gets Scholarship to Go Back to School”

Click here for a profile of Danielle Kelly, one of the first recipients of a one-of-a-kind scholarship for caregivers, the result of a collaboration between YRF, The Blewitt Foundation, and University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

FOX 5 Morning News (Washington, DC)
“After soldier is wounded in Afghanistan, couple displays endless perseverance”

Click here for another story about Danielle Kelly, her injured service member, and our scholarship program.

NHL.com Network (online)
“Caps visit WRNMMC”

Click here to watch a video about the visit of three Washington Capitals hockey players to Walter Reed, an event organized by the Yellow Ribbon Fund to honor our injured troops and add some fun to their recovery.

Bethesda Magazine (Maryland)
“Stone Ridge School & YRF host 2nd annual Parents’ Day Out”

Click here for story and photos that capture a day of fun for wounded warrior kids and relaxation for their parents. Click here for YRF’s post about the event.

The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
“Caregivers do heavy duty on the homefront”

Click here to learn about the challenges facing the family caregivers of injured service members, in a story that features YRF’s family caregiver program director Jessica Allen.

QSRweb.com (online)
“Taco John’s makes $50K donation to Yellow Ribbon Fund”

Click here for news about the quick-service Mexican restaurant chain’s holiday promotion and how it benefited YRF and injured service members to the tune of $50,000.

CityBizList (Baltimore, Md.)
“UMUC Partners with Yellow Ribbon Fund”

Click here for news of YRF’s groundbreaking new initiative to provide scholarships to the volunteer family caregivers of injured service members, in collaboration with The Blewitt Foundation and University of Maryland University College.

Home Channel News (online)
“For those who give a damn”

Click here for a short piece that pulls no punches, quoting YRF co-founder and board chairman Ed Quinn and YRF Family Caregiver Program director Jessica Allen…
“Yellow Ribbon Fund hits chord with LBM industry”
…and click here to learn how YRF is partnering with the lumber and building material industry to help injured veterans and their families.

The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia)
“YRF helps injured service members attend presidential inauguration”

Click here for another example of how YRF gives its donors a chance to express their support for injured service members in practical, hands-on ways.

Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report (national)
“Comedian Stephen Colbert announces $125,000 grant for YRF”

Click here for a summary of the announcement Colbert made during the second segment of the episode that aired Dec. 13, 2012.

Home Accents Today (national)
“Decorating Den Interiors’ Jim Bugg steps down as Yellow Ribbon Fund’s chairman”

Click here to read about our long-time chairman’s passion for serving injured service members and their families.

The Washington Post (Washington, DC)
“Marking Veterans Day”

A Washington Post photographer captured YRF alum Sgt. Matt White (photo #11) and YRF supporters Marti and Ed Kirkpatrick (photo #13) commemorating Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery. Click here for the photo gallery.

The Community Foundation of Frederick County (Maryland)
“Wounded Soldier Fund presents $20,000 grant to Yellow Ribbon Fund”

Click here for the story of two parents who lost their son in Iraq and are now helping others.

Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report (national)
“Stephen Colbert gets the word out”

October 23, 1012
Nation! Our friend Stephen Colbert mentioned the Yellow Ribbon Fund on his show again! And that red bracelet he’s modeling? Proceeds from sales of those collectible bracelets will benefit the work of YRF — click here to check it out. Over the years Stephen has helped us raise awareness about injured service members and their families, been a generous supporter, and just keeps on making us laugh.

WTOP’s Man About Town (Washington, DC)
“Tennis, Anyone?”

Click here to listen as veteran DC reporter Bob Madigan interviews the injured service members who made the exhibition matches at YRF’s Tennis Gala so exciting!

WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show (New York, NY)
“An Ongoing Battle”

Click here to listen to an interview with YRF communications director Kristin Henderson, about the unequal burden-sharing between the military and civilian communities during a time of war.

Bethesda Magazine (Maryland)
“Raising a Racquet for the Troops”

Click here for a quick overview of YRF’s uniquely inspiring fundraiser, plus more pictures!

ConnectionNewspapers.com (Virginia)
“Clemyjontri Park Welcomes Wounded Warriors”

Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at a very special day for injured service members and their families at a wheelchair accessible park, hosted by the Yellow Ribbon Fund.

TheCharacterBuildingProject.com (online)
“Welcoming Our Injured Service Members Home”

Click here for an analysis of the integrity and transparency that makes the Yellow Ribbon Fund stand out among non-profit organizations.

Northern Virginia Magazine (Virginia)
“Injured Service Members Shine at YRF/ANCC Golf Classic”

Click here for coverage of YRF’s signature charity golf event, which this year raised more than ever for injured service members and their families.

NBC 4 (Washington, DC)
“Family Caregivers are Unsung Heroes”

We’ve all heard about the employment challenges facing injured veterans. But what about their family caregivers, who leave home and often give up careers to help care for their injured loved one, sometimes for years? Click here to watch a story that includes an interview with YRF’s own Eliza Palmer, the director of our Family Caregiver Program.

The Washington Post & ABC NewsChannel8 (Washington, DC)
“At Spa Day, Partners of Wounded Soldiers Get Some TLC”

Click here to read the Washington Post’s article about the Spa Day organized by YRF’s Family Caregiver Program.

Click here to see a Washington Post video of the Spa Day.