The Gary Sinise Foundation

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NEMRA is devoted to its philanthropic efforts, so we partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation to “do a little more” for our nation’s military heroes and their families throughout the coming years.

The Gary Sinise Foundation was founded in 2011 by actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise. Known most notably for his portrayal of Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise has been an advocate of our nation’s defenders for over 40 years. The Foundation’s mission is to serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this through a number of national and local programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Gary Sinise reminds us, “While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.”

NEMRA members may get involved and support our nation’s heroes in a variety of ways and in cities and towns across the country. Gifts in-kind of materials, installation or volunteer hours are also greatly appreciated! To learn more about specific projects in your area, contact NEMRA’s Marketing Coordinator Mary James at

Together, NEMRA and the Gary Sinise Foundation will “do a little more” for our nation’s defenders in 2023 and beyond.

Donate by clicking this button or submitting the form at the bottom of this page.

Restoring Independence. Supporting Empowerment

NEMRA is a proud partner of the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) and their efforts to restore the independence and support the empowerment of our nation’s most severely wounded heroes. GSF builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes, designed specifically to fit the needs of the wounded hero. Through this effort, GSF also provides home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to our nation’s injured, wounded, ill and/or aging heroes.

Visit to donate to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s efforts in building specially adapted smart homes for our nation’s most severely wounded heroes. You can also donate quickly by submitting the form below, where 100% of all proceeds go to the GSF.

Home Modifications, Mobility Devices & Adapted Vehicles

Many wounded heroes lack the means to update their homes and customize their transportation to suit their individual needs. GSF is providing our injured, wounded, ill and/or aging heroes with the resources they need to regain their mobility and independence.

Specially Adapted Smart Homes

GSF is constructing one-of-a-kind homes for our nation’s most severely wounded heroes. The initiative predominantly supports post-9/11 defenders injured in combat operations or during training while performing their duties. These 100% mortgage-free homes ease the daily challenges faced by these heroes and their families who sacrifice alongside them.

Since NEMRA has begun its philanthropic efforts to support the Gary Sinise Foundation, NEMRA has collected and contributed a total of $70k+ funds!

Thank You To Our Philanthropic Sponsors!