Veteran’s Day is approaching, and it’s a good time to give back to our veterans.
Serving in the military is a source of pride and accomplishment. But many who have served, or are serving, need our help.
Here are some ways you can help make a difference:
The Wounded Warrior Project helps provides counseling, and rehabilitation, to wounded veterans and their families. You can donate money, write letters to injured service members, or host an event.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) provides services to disabled veterans and their families. The DAV helps veterans with their pensions, job programs, and free assistance to veterans in obtaining their benefits. The DAV also represents veterans and their families before Congress. The DAV, like the Wounded Warrior Project, looks for donations and volunteers to help assist veterans.
There are other ways to help today’s military and our veterans.
The American Red Cross provides services to military members. They provide emergency communication and financial help to military members. The Red Cross also helps families who have military members who are deploying.
In addition, Operation Gratitude supports our troops by sending them cards and care packages. Operation Shoebox, likewise, supports our military by helping people send care packages to those who are deployed.
As someone who has been in the military, I can attest that there’s nothing like receiving a letter or package from someone when you’re at a new duty station or away from family. It’s a great feeling when other people show their support. This is especially true when it comes to our veterans who served overseas, or who have served during combat.
Equally important are programs which help veterans return to civilian life. Veterans may need transportation and job training. You also can donate frequent flyer miles through The Fisher House Foundation.
As you can see, there are many support groups to help with our veterans. Take time to volunteer or donate. And on Veteran’s Day, make sure to thank any veterans you know for serving our great country.