Organizations that help veterans transition back into civilian life are in need volunteers or donations — and as such they are causes worth considering.
With Memorial Day approaching at the end of the month, here’s a look at half a dozen of these groups.
American Corporate Partners (ACP)
Transitioning from the military into civilian life is challenging — and ACP looks to make the shift easier through its mentor-match program.
Skilled professionals guide veterans as they begin to switch over to the corporate world, providing valuable guidance for at least one year.
ACP is currently looking for mentors to partner with military veterans to help them reach their goals. You can also sponsor a transitioning veteran through a donation.
Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House Foundation provides veterans and their families with accommodations while a household member receives medical treatment.
The organization helps ensure that people aren’t separated from their loved ones when they have to seek care outside of their local area.
There are a variety of ways you can donate to the Fisher House Foundation, including unique options that allow you to give frequent flyer miles or hotel reward points; the organization also accepts traditional cash donations.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
The DAV Charitable Service Trust provides support to disabled veterans, ensuring they have access to adequate healthcare and rehabilitative services.
The group also help funds prosthetics research, ensuring veterans have access to capable options that allow them to lead normal lives.
You can donate to the DAV Charitable Service Trust directly through the organization’s website.
Homes for Our Troops
This group builds and donates homes to severely injured veterans after customizing the spaces to meet their needs.
Specially adapted houses make it easier for seriously wounded veterans to make it through their daily lives.
You can make cash donations online, donate a vehicle, or even volunteer if you want to lend a hand.
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB)
This is a unique program that trains inmates to raise service dogs for wounded veterans. This helps rehabilitate inmates while providing freedom and support to injured service members.
If you would like to offer your support, you can make a donation online. American Express members’ rewards can also be gifted to the organization.
People who live within 45 minutes of a participating correctional facility can also volunteer to help the program.
Wounded Warrior Project
This group helps wounded veterans manage their unique needs and challenges.
The Wounded Warrior Project assists with everything from physical and mental health care to career counseling to help veterans achieve personal independence.
You can donate online as a one-time donation or automatic monthly payments.
All six of the organizations mentioned above rely on the support of giving individuals. If you would like to help a service member, consider exploring one of the options above.
Readers, do you have a favorite organization that helps veterans? Do you volunteer for any non-profits, and if so, which ones? Tell us about it in the comments section beneath this post.
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