Before you head off to your family picnics, neighborhood parades, and backyard BBQs to get the party started take a moment to be thankful for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. If you then feel inspired to do more check out a few of my favorite military charities below!
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has provided over 150 million dollars in assistance to the families of military members lost in service, and severely injured personal. They are leaders in aiding service members suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress, two of the biggest concerns of our veterans.
Fisher House has a mission that is simple, yet critical: to provide a network of comfortable, safe housing for the families of active duty service members and veterans who are receiving medical treatment. This allows our military men and women to have their families near in their time of critical need, without adding to their stress with hotel costs. The Fisher House Foundation offers a variety of ways to get involved, from cash donations, to accepting used cars and airline miles.
T.A.P.S., or the Tragedy Assistance Network for Survivors, provides comprehensive assistance to the family members of fallen military personal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With open arms T.A.P.S. welcomes anyone grieving the loss of a military member, be it through combat, suicide, illness, or accidents. T.A.P.S. provides those in need with everything from emotional support, to formal counseling, to assistance with benefits.
Happy Veterans Day! Enjoy it, but make it count!