KSBY – ‘Tears in my eyes’: Veterans return home to passionate welcome after D.C. memorial tour

Veterans — primarily from the Vietnam Era — spent all day Tuesday in Washington D.C., touring various sites and memorials before arriving on the Central Coast Wednesday night. By: Ken Allard Local veterans who visited Washington D.C. to see veterans memorials at no cost returned to the Central Coast Wednesday night — and a passionate crowd awaited their arrival. The trip…

WHMH’s Record-Breaking Year: A Central Coast Nonprofit Supporting Veterans Worldwide

Photo Credit: Randy De La Pena In a heartening display of gratitude and service, Welcome Home Military Heroes (WHMH) commemorated a remarkable year of aid and support for veterans, extending their assistance to over 1200 veterans both locally on the Central Coast and across the globe throughout 2023. The nonprofit organization, renowned for its dedication to honoring and assisting veterans,…

Welcome Home Military Heroes Takes a Brief Pause to Celebrate the Holidays and Plan for the Future

In a spirit of gratitude and reflection, Welcome Home Military Heroes, a dedicated nonprofit organization supporting veterans on the Central Coast, announces a temporary closure for the next 30 days to allow its leadership and volunteers to embrace the holiday season with family and friends. Welcome Home Military Heroes concluded its activities with a heartfelt Veteran Vehicle Salute in Santa…

KSBY – 280+ veterans receive gifts thanks to Veteran Angel Tree program

By: Katherine Worsham A local non-profit gave out gifts to local veterans and their families in Santa Maria on Friday. It’s all part of the Welcome Home Military Heroes group’s Veteran Angel Tree program. Earlier this year, organizers placed seven trees at different businesses across the Central Coast. Hanging on the tree were cards with veterans’ wish lists. Community members could…

KSBY – Si’s legacy lives on: Nonprofit sending care packages to troops

By: Neil Hebert Even with the passing of the organization’s fearless founder, the nonprofit Helping Soldiers in the Desert marches on, providing care packages to troops serving overseas. Si Tenenberg was a firm believer that no troop, regardless of their deployment, should go underserved. Under his tenure from the organization’s inception in 2006 to his passing in February of 2022, the…

Bringing Holiday Joy to Veterans: Veteran Angel Tree Program in Full Swing

In the spirit of spreading joy and warmth during the holiday season, Welcome Home Military Heroes (WHMH) is once again organizing its much-anticipated Veteran Angel Tree Program. This heartwarming initiative, launched in 2018, has grown exponentially, touching the lives of over 870 Veterans and their families in the past few years.   The goal of the program is simple yet impactful: to extend a helping hand…

WHMH Sponsors Veterans on ‘Tour of Honor’ Flight and Plans for Continued Support in 2024

In October, Welcome Home Military Heroes (WHMH) sponsored three Veterans on the “Tour of Honor” flight through Honor Flight. This initiative, funded by the Melissa Anderson Project, established in memory of a former WHMH member, provides financial support for younger Veterans to serve as guardians on Honor Flight journeys. In 2023, WHMH has covered the expenses for a total of…

Over 90 Veterans Receive Heartwarming Welcome from Hundreds in Attendance

The following article was penned by Neil Hebert of KSBY News. Welcome Home Military Heroes had the privilege of greeting the returning Honor Flight Veterans. Approximately 800 individuals joined us at the airport to celebrate their homecoming. To view the welcome home video, click the link provided below the article. By: Neil Hebert Honor Flight Central Coast California returned from their…