About Us

A Salute To Our Heroes Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and was created to assist the needs of our veterans and their families.

Our mission at A Salute to Our Heroes Foundation is goal oriented:

Fundraising to aid and support in providing assistance to the American Veterans who have given so much with great sacrifice of not only themselves but of their families as well.


Dona A. Stretch – Founder / Chair

Kevin Laurie – Co-Chair

Karlene Muntz – Secretary

Noe Janus – Financial Secretary

Nicole Carlisle – Board Member

Nancy Gentile – Board Member

Cathy Johnston – Board Member

Krista McKinney – Board Member

Meet “Julia”!!

A Salute To Our Heroes has donated to help sponsor “Julia” Comfort Dog from King of Glory Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois. Julia is a certified LCC K-9 / Kare-9 Comfort Dog whose Military Ministry serves our veterans, active military and their families. A member of Julia’s team is a veteran who shares the bond of duty, service and memories. “Julia” Comfort Dog comforts the needs of our military, deployment (to and from) and aids in the elements combined to create a relaxing setting to our military who are suffering. Julia’s ministry of compassion creates a bridge to open the door for communication and healing.

“Julia” Comfort Dog is our honorary K-9 Board Member.