Help on the Homefront (HOTH)

Help on the Home Front (HOTH) Vision Statement

What is HOTH?

The Patriot Guard Riders (PGR) has a division called Help On The Homefront (HOTH) program.  HOTH is not a separate organization within the PGR, it is integrated throughout PGR as a volunteer outreach service and advocacy. The HOTH goal is assist those who have served in the military of our nation by taking a proactive role in the lives of Veterans and the society they protect and defend.  This includes not only those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, but also those whose lives have been forever changed by the actions and events of service to the United States of America.

HOTH is devoted providing support to:

  • ALL military heroes
  • active duty military personnel veterans
  • Blue Star families – those immediate families who has member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which the armed forces of the United States were engaged.
  • Gold Star Families – those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice in losing an immediate family member during any period of war or hostilities in which the armed forces of the United States were engaged.
  • Veterans and families of veterans, who find themselves in situations beyond their means to cope.
  • The Missing in America Project (MIA-Project), which has goal to provide honor and respect to those who have served this country by securing a final resting place for these forgotten heroes. (Connecticut Patriot Guard has chosen to umbrella the CT MIA-Project with that of HOTH).

It is the vision of HOTH to secure a place for veterans in the community – American heroes who must overcome their disabilities. They are our friends, family members and neighbors. If any questions arise those should be directed to the Vice President of HOTH at vphoth@patriotguard.  HOTH is committed to helping veterans in need in our state.  Through due diligence, we will investigate each request to insure its validity.  The breath of who and how HOTH assists veterans includes, but not limited to the following:

  • An active PGR presence in all of the VA hospitals and homes statewide.
  • Welcome Home and Troop Deployment Ceremonies.
  • Assisting organizations building, remodeling or finding homes for servicemen and women.
  • Parades will be at the discretion of the State Captain. Parades, as part of a Welcome Home or Wounded Warrior Escort, will be included as part of that mission.
  • Any decisions involving a request for money or donations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and investigated with due diligence to insure its validity. PGR does not wish be considered a bank.  The HOTH Coordinator will take a hands-on approach getting the members involved when possible.  The HOTH Coordinator is currently vacant.

To learn more about Patriot Guard Riders of CT HOTH program, contact our State Captain or either Assistant State Captain until further notice:

State Captain:
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

Assistant State Captain:
Skip Petras


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