Blue Star Mothers

Greenville Upstate Blue Star Mothers Chapter, led by President Kay Fitzsimmons, support our troops with seasonal shipments of care packages to the SC Upstate deployed soldiers serving overseas.  For more information on how you can assist or Join the Blue Star Moms, visit our website.

Blue Star Mothers Website

Service Animal Project

Founded in 2012, Service Animal Project identifies, assesses, fosters, trains and transports shelter and rescue dogs with the characteristics needed to become service dogs for our active military and veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  We partner with programs that will provide a fully-trained service dog at no-cost to the warrior.  This is SAP’s contribution to saving two lives every time a shelter dog and a veteran are paired.

Service Animal Project Website

Upstate Warrior Solution


Upstate Warrior Solution is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that CONNECTS warriors and their families to resources and opportunities, LEADS them through the process of self-empowerment, and INSPIRES the community to embrace local warriors and their families as valued neighbors and friends.

Our vision is to restore our warriors with a sense of purpose, and to empower the community to be responsive to our warriors and their families.

Upstate Warrior Project Website

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We believe that affordable homeownership is foundational for creating family stability, ensuring academic success for children and eliminating generational poverty.

Habitat for Humanity Website

Honor Flight Upstate

Honor Flight Upstate SC is a non-profit, volunteer-based program that is dedicated to honoring our veterans and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe and our people free. We are affiliated with the national Honor Flight Network and serve veterans in the upstate and surrounding areas. We show our honor and support to these heroes by offering a program that flies our World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, DC, to see the memorials built in their honor, and to experience recognition for their service that literally saved the world.

Honor Flight Upstate Website

Purple Heart Homes

Co-founded by two combat wounded Iraq Veterans, we provide housing solutions to all generations of qualified Service Connected Disabled Veterans
Enables and encourages communities to form Chapters to support their local Veterans. Purple Heart Homes is a Veteran Service Organization that provides Service Connected Disabled Veterans with the dream of home ownership – a hand up – not a hand out.

Purple Heart Homes Website

Project Hero

To enhance, inspire, and challenge Healing Heroes’ rehabilitation by introducing them to Ride 2 Recovery which allows each person to set individual goals while working in a group. We will partner with the local facility staff and cadre to create a personalized and progressive cycling program that fits the needs of the patient population and will promote a fuller and quicker rehabilitation.

Project Hero Website

Service Dogs for Veterans

My name is Bill Brightman and I am the Veterans Advocate for our program. We aim to be the go-to organization for training Service Dogs for our local Veterans in the Upstate. We are based in Greenville, SC. The Dog Trainers Workshop in nearby Fountain Inn provides the training. It is headed up by nationally recognized trainer Connie Cleveland.

Service Dogs for Veterans Website

Upcountry History Museum

In 2012 Furman University and the Upcountry History Museum entered into a partnership that united the intellectual and cultural resources of both institutions to advance the Museum’s mission of promoting, presenting, and preserving the history of Upcountry South Carolina.

Upcountry History Museum Website

Military Order of the Purple Heart

The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Website

Military Child Education Coalition

The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, the MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences, and develops and publishes resources for all constituencies.

Military Child Education Coalition Website