Forward Assist is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, founded by combat-injured Veterans and patriots to serve fellow Veterans, First Responders, and their families. It is our duty to assist our country's heroes in finding their purpose and moving forward into the next chapter of their lives. We accomplish this by quietly addressing specific needs and coordinating events which are tailored to the individual or group. These events include anything from outdoor adventures, to activities focused on building relationships and outreach, as well assistance with navigating through government bureaucracies; such as the VA. We have found that Veterans in the Northwest suffer from a myriad of issues due to a lack of local military bases and resources, thereby leaving them feeling helpless and isolated. Forward Assist steps in where others have failed our heroes; Forward Assist leaves nobody behind.
Forward Assist is operated by volunteers, and all donations are utilized for our program; there are no paid positions.
The Cast and Blast is a charity event held every July in Astoria, Oregon that includes guided sport fishing on the mouth of the Columbia River and skeet shooting at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds as well as live and silent auctions during dinner. All proceeds benefit Forward Assist.
Guild Giving Foundation opens doors to new opportunities by encouraging volunteerism, supporting financial literacy, delivering on our commitment to provide shelter, and inspiring positive change.