Take your support for our troops one step higher! Below are a few organizations I have researched to verify they are legitimate organizations. Our military heroes sacrifice everything to fight for freedom and our country, so take a moment to find an organization and GIVE BACK!!
API recently announced 6,400 troops will be returning home soon. Not only do our service members need our support abroad, but there will be challenges regarding reintegration (the theme of the Discarded Heroes series). Find a way to let them know you’ve got their six.
Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.
One of the many ways they provide that aid/comfort is through soldier adoptions. Adopt a soldier today and give back to one of our heroes.
American Valor Foundation is a registered and approved 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation committed to supporting our military Veterans, First Responders and their families through programs of fund raising efforts and direct support to individuals. AVF also honors our heroes through Memorial Scholarships.
The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of Former and Current US Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials, and educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to our country. US WAR DOGS helps with support of military, law enforcement, and contract working dog support to include medical and prescription medicine costs. [[US War Dogs sponsored and supported Ronie’s beloved retired MWD, VVolt N629.]]
Operation Underground Railroad is a non-profit founded by Tim Ballard and Mark Stott which assists governments around the world in the rescue of human trafficking and sex trafficking victims, with a special focus on children
Since early 2008, Cup Of Joe For A Joe has been a wonderful way for Americans everywhere to say thanks to our Troops and let them know they’re appreciated through the simple act of buying a cup of freshly brewed coffee, writing a personal message of encouragement to go with it and having both delivered into the hands of a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman who is serving far from home.
The Cup Of Joe messages are delivered to Troops that have signed up with the program, by email and the freshly brewed cups of coffee are served at Green Beans Coffee cafes on the bases where they’re stationed.
When the Troops receive your Cup of Joe and message, they are able to, but not required to, respond with a message of their own. Most do so when their schedule allows.
Recognizing gaps in immediate support to and in the continuity of care for injured Green Berets, Aaron Anderson, himself a Special Forces Warrior wounded in battle, founded the Green Beret Foundation in 2009. For eleven years, the Foundation has grown significantly in terms of size, support from the community, and most importantly, in impact. We have provided direct financial assistance to over 7,600 Green Berets, supported scores of families as they navigate the challenges of their new lives, and have invested 87 cents of every dollar raised back to the Green Beret community. While the GBF will continue to focus on our wounded, their families, and the families of our fallen, we are working to broaden our impact into addressing the needs of Green Berets as they transition back into civilian life.
John Burnam Monument Foundation
An organization dedicated to a national monument they erected at Lackland Air Force base in honor of military working dog teams.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
From their website: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America works to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. We accomplish this by connecting and empowering veterans in their local communities and online, by fighting for veterans rights in Washington, DC, and by giving civilians concrete actions they can take to support our newest generation of American heroes.
The Battle Buddy Foundation
The Battle Buddy Foundation (TBBF, 501(c)3 status pending) was founded by Marine infantry combat veterans. TBBF is dedicated to serving our brothers/sisters in arms struggling with PTSD and other combat related injuries. (http://www.battle-buddy.org https://www.facebook.com/battlebuddy)