While people think that care packages are the only way to support our military troops, there are actually many other ways that you can help provide assistance to service members and their families.
There are several Department of Defense-approved charitable organizations that can help provide military personnel, combat veterans and military families with caregiver support, education and scholarships, electronics, employment assistance and vocational training, entertainment and recreation, financial support, help for the wounded, military family support, military spouse support and housing assistance, among other things. You can find resources and links to all of the organizations that help out our troops by visiting http://www.ourmilitary.mil/resources/community-support-for-our-military/.
Certain organizations, like Southeastern Guide Dogs, provide wounded service members with specially trained service dogs. Most of these dogs act as aides for the visually impaired, but many veterans who have lost their legs or have had their legs critically injured also rely on guide dogs to help them maintain balance and walk properly.
Several combat veterans are at risk of committing suicide or are at risk of other debilitating psychological conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many organizations use donations from civilians to make sure that care and rehabilitation programs are provided to these individuals, as well as to fund research into further preventing and treating these disorders.
During the holidays, several organizations go the extra mile in order to make our deployed soldiers feel that they are still involved in day-to-day life here in the United States. Many organizations provide toys for military children, and other organizations donate Christmas trees to military bases and installations in domestic and international locations. Other organizations participate in “Wreaths Across America,” which aims to place a wreath on the grave of every veteran who is buried in a national cemetery during the Christmas season.
Not all military support has to be financial in nature. Many of these above-listed organizations need volunteers to help administer care and perform work. Http://www.serve.gov/vets.asp will allow you to find several volunteer opportunities that will fit your schedule and level of commitment. Our military troops sacrifice so much to help defend our country and all its freedoms. Show them how much their efforts are appreciated and how much you care by providing them with some assistance and support.
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