Code of Vets
We are bringing awareness and seeking practical solutions to the daily struggles and issue of our veteran community. Our mission is to take care of our own. One veteran at a time. We are coalescing our base to be a powerful voice speaking for the rights for veterans with dignity and respect.
Code of Vets was founded by Air Force Veteran, Gretchen Smith. It is a 501c3 and exclusively uses social media to raise awareness for veterans in distress. With more than 340K followers just on Twitter (they have a following on Facebook as well), last year alone, Code of Vets raised over $2.5M to help hundreds veterans with suicide prevention, housing, food, clothing, medical and transportation just to name a few — with only 2% operating costs — nearly every penny that came in went right back out to veterans. Veterans receive near immediate care/assistance upon request because of their unique platform. Code of Vets has caught the attention of celebrities and public figures alike including Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Sidney Powell, Larry The Cable Guy, Oak Ridge Boys, Scott Baio, Herschell Walker and the late Charlie Daniels. The inspiration for Code of Vets came from Sgt. Danny E. Smiley, Gretchen’s dad and Airborne Angel. He was a Bronze Star Medal recipient, a 100 percent disabled Vietnam Veteran – exposed to agent orange. He lost his battle with PTSD at age 57.