Sunday, May 25, 2014

Take a Moment to Be Thankful

I'm going to assume that since today is a day off work for most of us a mood lift isn't (as) necessary (as usual). Instead of uplifting goodies, today I am going to use this space to discuss honoring the men and women who have died in service to our military.

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!

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund 


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 Foundation


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.


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!

21 comments:

  1. great post!
    wanna follow each other via GFC and instagram? via that way we can keep in touch, just let me know on my blog dear.

    have a nice day,
    miss-monaaa.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/inggridmn

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    1. I will check out your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing these charities! I should have, but didn't, realize the costs families have to cover in order to be close to their loved ones in times of need. Especially important when those loved ones have volunteered their lives in service. This is such a wonderful post to commemorate veterans and remind us all what we can do to help those who help us :) Thank you again!

    The What's In Between

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    1. Oh gosh, thank you so much Zoe! This is basically the highest praise I could receive for a post :-)

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  3. This is such a great post :)

    Happy Memorial Day! <3

    AJ | www.TheAJMinute.com

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    1. Thank you so much AJ! Love your blog. Great to see you here :-)

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  4. great post bless! giuly
    www.thefashionmamas.com

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    1. Thank you Giulia! Love your blog. Great to see you around mine!

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  5. Amazing post! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  6. This is an amazing post... Such a great message. Will definitely check out these charities. Always looking to get involved in more philanthropy. Thank you for sharing :)

    xo, Bekka
    Palm and Peachtree, A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog
    Instagram | Facebook | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks Rebekah! Me too. I feel like it's hard-- you want to give, but a lot of orgs are shady so you aren't sure who you're giving to... The person in need, or the charities CEO? Hopefully this post helped point some people who wanted to do some good to orgs that have really high ratings from watchdog groups :-)

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  7. Great post. Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day :)

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  8. I've recently discovered your blog and I really like it! I'm following you now :-)
    Hope you'll like mine too!

    XO,
    Taria-ann
    www.frunettte.com

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  9. I like this post, it's a step back and although I don't know what it's really like in a war, I realise that it's much harder than it looks. Actually, my friend moved house and found these letters in her attic of which the previous owner was a soldier in WW2. There was a letter from his mother that we read together and it was so horrendous what she had to say to him. She said her house was bombed and luckily the window broke and no one was hurt. It was crazy how real it had all been and to people like me, who have never been in the situation, it all seems like a story - but it was someones life.

    Sorry that was so long!
    Hope you have a great day, though! <3
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.com 

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    1. How fascinating to find letters like that! And I agree-- it would be beyond horrible to experience war, so I am regularly grateful that in this country people volunteer to do it so we don't get drafted or pressed into it. There are still plenty of countries that make some military service mandatory for everyone, and I'm really happy we're not one.

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  10. Thanks for posting. Always looking for new ways to support our troops. God bless them!
    xoxo Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

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  11. Very inspirational post. Happy Memorial day!

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  12. This is a great post. :)
    -Ru
    LOVESICKLILAC
    [If you would like to show support by following each other, let me know? :)]

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