The Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes (LFWMH), is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) charity organization founded in Bluffton, SC and dedicated to providing support to combat wounded military heroes living in or who have a connection with the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry. Our Foundation funds qualified charities that provide needed services to post 9/11 combat wounded veterans and their families. Every charitable program that receives our support has been reviewed, approved, and recommended by Birdies for the Brave, a PGA Tour Charities, Inc. affiliate. We are NOT affiliated with the Wounded Warrior Project. The majority of our funding goes toward service dog training, scholarships for children of Special Operators killed in combat, mortgage-free homes, and other needed services.
Our mission is two-fold: One, to raise funds in support of programs that target specific needs of the wounded heroes we support - Purple Heart recipients, those with PTSD or traumatic brain injury, and those with other afflictions - who encounter challenges returning to active duty or assimilating back into civilian life. And Two, to ensure that the sacrifices of our servicemen and servicewomen are NEVER FORGOTTEN. Post-9/11 combat may have ended but the injuries (both physical and emotional), for so many may last a lifetime. We all owe them our deepest gratitude for fighting for the freedoms we enjoy. Everything we do and how we do it is done to convey that gratitude.
The LFWMH was formed, through a shared appreciation for golf, to lend a hand to wounded heroes through the charities we support. While our golf event remains the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, sponsorships, donations, participation in our golf event and auctions continue to expand beyond the Lowcountry.
Although we have only been in existence for 11 years, we have donated over $1,535,000 to organizations helping our wounded heroes.
As an All-Volunteer organization, our Board of Directors, our Committee Chairs and our 165 additional volunteers all donate their time to our fundraising efforts. There are no salaries to pay. We are committed to keeping our expenses to a minimum so we can maximize LFWMH’s contributions to the charities that make a profound difference in the lives of our wounded heroes.
We are deeply grateful to all who partner with us – sponsors, donors, and participants - for it is these partnerships that make LFWMH’s continued success possible.