Read below to learn about just a few ways you can help support the veterans of our nation this Veterans Day and beyond!
Homes for Our Troops www.homesforourtroops.org
HFOT builds specially-adapted homes for severely injured veterans across the country, helping to restore dignity and independence to them and their families. Learn how you can donated building materials, land, goods or services, or even participate in a house-building event!
Fisher House Foundation www.fisherhouse.org
This organization provides comfort and accommodation to military families who wish to be close to their loved one who is being treated in a VA or military hospital around the country. Always in need of volunteers, you can also donate gently used household items, or most importantly, your frequent flier miles to their Hero Miles Program. This allows family members to quickly come to the side of their injured or critically ill serviceman or woman.
Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org
This organization does much to help veterans in need, from collecting used clothes to providing transportation for vets in need of medical care to VA facilities. You can volunteer to provide a van to area veterans who need a ride, or help provide other services to veterans in your community.
This long-standing organization continues its efforts to serve our both our veterans and our active-duty military in so many ways. One special way to honor our troops at this time of year is through their Operation Phone Home program, which delivers prepaid international calling cards to our troops, allowing them to make calls home for the Holidays.
Honor Flight Network www.honorflight.org
This organization helps make the dream possible for countless veterans of WWII to make the pilgrimage to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. With an estimated 640 WWII veterans dying every day, time is critical for many of these servicemen and women of the “Greatest Generation.” Donate to help pay for a flight for these veterans, or volunteer to escort one on this trip of a lifetime.
Operation Gratitude www.operationgratitude.com
Offering the opportunity to send handwritten letters of gratitude to veterans across the country, this organization also plans to send a care package to every Vietnam veteran ahead of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the war’s end. Packages are sent to currently serving military, as well, along with veterans, wounded warriors and those who care for them.
These are just a few of the many ways you can make a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes this Veterans Day and beyond!