LOCAL MISSION: to honor, heal and give hope to Mid-South World War II, Korean War & Vietnam War veterans. Services include taking veterans on military trips worldwide to war memorials and to places where they fought or served, as well as granting them life-long wishes. Since 2006, Forever Young Senior Veterans has honored 2,200 veterans with more than 40 Trips of Honor and granted more than 300 individual wishes.
- LOCAL OWNERSHIP/TEAM: Founder/President Diane Hight is a Rossville, TN resident; Mid-South business/community leaders sit on board of directors (http://www.foreveryoungvets.org/team/).
- INDEPENDENT 501(c)(3). Verified tax-deductible donations, per Charity Navigator and the Tennessee Secretary of State.
- % OF DONATIONS. 86 percent of donations applied to direct veterans assistance, with 78 percent of that portion covering veterans’ travel abroad (source: latest available IRS Form 990).