Healing Heroes Holistic-Horticultural Program

In the Service of Veterans residing anywhere in the United States

Every year over 6,000 Veterans Commit Suicide¹, 400,000 Suffer from Invisible Wounds and 4-million have a service-connected disability.

Healing Heroes

Empowering self-worth, bolstering health and wellness, revitalizing self-dependence and improving quality of life are the profound, lasting differences our Healing Heroes one-on-one interaction, self-sufficiency tools and essential needs support good deeds make in the lives of the Veterans we touch.


You are a whole, made up of interrelated parts. Your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects depend on one another for well-being. When one is disrupted, the others suffer as well. This concept is referred to as a whole person or holistic approach.

Horticultural side

Horticultural therapy is widely used in a broad range of rehabilitative, vocational, and community settings. It is accepted, and understood to be a beneficial and effective therapy for many individuals with physical impairments and mental instabilities.

Advisory Board

Konni Vukelic – Bee Well Being Foundation
Micheal Ragan  – 22Vet Organization
Denise Heisner – Mentor of Wellness

Primary Program Components

· Administration
· Assessment
· Boots on the Ground
· Organic Vegetable Gardening
· Holistic Techniques
· Horticultural Therapy
· URF Elevated Adaptive Bed

United Relief Foundation adaptive raised bed

Program Support

Self-Administration support for the program will include:
• Healing Heroes Guidelines
• Holistic Techniques Manual
• Horticultural Therapy Instructions
• Online Education Videos
• Telephone or Video-Conference Interaction
• Hope and Help Network Access

Lead Advisors

Lisa Rising – Horticultural expert, trauma and brain therapy advisor
Michele Quagliano, RN – Medical and nutritional support, dietary advisor
Kelly Nash – Recreational therapy and activity development and support
Linda Sanzeri – Cancer survivor and dietary advisor

Advisory Board and Lead Advisors (or their family members) have served in the United States Armed Forces and/or presently of service to Veterans in their respective professions.

Program’s Primary Contact
Frank Salato
(888) 718-0989 Ext. 1

Healing Heroes Donation

Safe Secure: Upon donation submittal, you will be automatically sent back to United Relief Foundation’s Donation Confirmation page and a donation receipt will be sent to the email provided.
Personal Info

Donation Total: $20

¹U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Suicide Data Report | Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention June 2018 [View Report]