The Wounded Heroes Fund is a service organization for those veterans and their families affected by the war on terror with a focus on facilitating a healthy transition to civilian life through support and appreciation.

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The Kern County Wounded Heroes Fund has not-for-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are 100% tax deductible. CLICK HERE >>

Grant Requests

Qualifications for grants:

Wounded, Injured, Deceased, Purple Heart, PTSD, Shed Blood, Amputee, Combat Stress, TBI
You must be resident of Kern County or born and raised in Kern County. 
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WHF Officers

Wendy Porter 
Executive Director

Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jason M. Geis
Vice President

Paul Bealessio
 Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Purrington

Dedicated to providing assistance to our brave service men and women.

The Wounded Heroes Fund (WHF) is a community-wide organization dedicated to providing assistance to brave service men and women returning home from the battlegrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan. Wendy Porter, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, realized that more needed to be accomplished, especially for service members and their families to resume life after war. She could not help her father and other returning Vietnam veterans. However, as Executive Director of the Wounded Heroes Fund, she is leading the effort to help the men and women who fought for our freedom in the Middle East.

Latest News
October 16, 2014


The date is approaching quickly, with only a limited supply of tickets available. You better move fast to get one of Bakersfield’s hottest holiday tickets in town for the official kickoff party to 2014’s holiday season. Enchanted Forest Gala – Believe, is slated for Friday, December 5th at the historic Stockdale County Club with merriment beginning at 6 PM. Local charity, The Wounded Heroes Fund will benefit from this year’s Gala.

Advanced tickets are $120.00 per person and a reserved table of 10, $1,000.00, after Friday, November 21st, tickets per…

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