Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. To all of my readers hugs and if you like what you see comment, like, share, and follow for future content.
First and for most Happy Veterans Day to all the vets out there. I know so many amazing vets and truly understand the sacrifices of leaving their families, risking their lives, losing limbs, and lets not even touch on their mental well being. All for the freedom of the American people. They deserve all of the honor and acknowledgment in the WORLD!
So if any of my readers are vets or currently serving in our military I salute you, I pray for you and your families, and I pray especially hard for you if you’ve lost a member on the line of duty. Hugs your way.
Today’s post is actually inspired by my love for veterans. So many risk everything for this country. I have friends and family through out the military who go on tours for months and years on end. Most, are away from their families missing important milestones just for our freedom.
To Britt, Marques, Nigel, Terrell and Granpa Jimmy (RIP), grand daddy,Ralph Michelle, Jaliena, Jasmine, Natalie, Hope, and everyone else I have the pleasure of knowing personally. From my family and from the bottom of our hearts thank you for your courage, for your sacrifices, for your struggle, and for your service. I love you guys so much.
(Would love to post you all’s photos but I don’t have permission. So know, your beautiful faces are forever ingrained in my heart.)
I also, have met extraordinary people by volunteering. Stories so unreal and so powerful. It hurts my soul to even imagine and the lack of recognition they receive is horrifying.
So, I did a little research on ways we can support our troops, our veterans, and the families of fallen soldiers. Because thank you just isn’t enough. If you’re interested in ways we can show true thankfulness and support for our amazing hero’s keep reading.
Ways we can support our Veterans and Troops:
There are over 21 million veterans in this country and over 2 million active duty military personel. Some may receive benefits, but there are many individuals who struggle while waiting on benefits to come through for their families once disabled or discharged. A trying time especially for low ranking officials who’s families depended on their service to provide for them.
The Military Wallet
The following link leads to charities that help provide assistance for individuals while waiting to hear if they will receive benefits. In my opinion they all deserve to take care of their families and deserve benefits but alas we don’t live in a perfect world.
Please reach out to them and see how they accept monetary donations for those families impacted by injuries while serving our country.
Vietnam Veterans of America
One of my favorite charities as both of my grandfathers served in the Vietnam war, not only accept monetary donations but furniture, clothing, and shoes for those vets who have fallen on hard times.
Follow the link below to see how you can support our vets with the extra things in your home that is no longer needed that would benefit one of our armed force members in need. It’s super easy and they can even pick up the donations right from your home.
These are just a couple of charities I am aware of. There are so many more out there. PLEASE research how to donate to the men and women who have served in our military to protect your right to freedom.
Another, MAJOR way we can support our veterans is by volunteering! Google locations in your area that support our veterans so that you and your family can be a blessing to our vets by showing up and doing YOUR part.
You can also visit the link below find locations and programs to support our veterans by volunteering.
An awesome way to show your support for our veterans and troops alike would be by providing care packages!
There’s no better way to support our men and women in arms than by giving a sweet care package.
Call your local Veterans Affairs Office to see what is acceptable to package and send off to our troops and vets. Build a team in your neighborhood, school, church, or community centers.
Set up a team to advertise that you are accepting donations for care packages. Team up with your local stores and see if they will allow you to post your drop off locations for items needed. Another team can accept and collect donations (provide reciepts so that people can claim their donations on their taxes win/win). Another team to build the packages, and the final team to transport the packages to be sent off.
My family is currently preparing to complete care packages within our local church for this coming winter with things like gloves, hats, quarters, non-perishable items, and toiletries to drop off to our local office so that they can be dispersed to those vets in need that are in our community.
Tip: Anyone willing to do this I am offering my coupon manual for free so that you and your team can purchase items at more affordable rates by using coupons. If you don’t already know how.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
There are many other ways you can support our veterans and troops year round. It just takes a quick second to google ways you can be of service to those who have served our country. You just have to be diligent.
Please comment if you have further ideas on ways for us to thank our Veterans and Men/Women who have served and are currently serving our country.
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