Gretchen Smith is a USAF veteran and the founder of Code of Vets. Her dad’s life, service and death is the inspiration of this veteran organization. He lost his battle with PTSD in 2005. Her mission in life is to take care of our own. One veteran at a time. COV uses social media platforms to assist veterans in crisis and distress. They have raised in excess of 500k this year and almost every penny goes to veterans.