Veterans Day has come and gone in the blink of an eye, or so it feels. However don’t think that the Veterans, who give up their everything to fight for our freedom, can just fade into the background until next year. I am not only thankful to all Veterans, especially my love B (thankfully he came back safely and is free and clear from any further military duties), but I would like to do something special for an expectant mother through Operation Shower. If you would like to help spread the love to veterans as well here are a few ideas:
Operation-helmet.org– Because “traumatic brain injury is still the number one cause of death or disability in our warriors stationed in Afghanistan” I am listing this organization on the top of the list. For a $35 donation, you will be providing a service member cushioning helmet pads, which will protect him against traumatic brain injury.
Operationshower.org – Many people fail to realize, that when our military men get deployed, most of the time its at moments notice, nearly always at the wrong moment. Have you ever wondered what expecting mothers do when their loved one is call to duty right before her due date? How about those whose husbands are injured and finances are tight? Operation Shower’s mission is to host joyous baby showers for military families to ease the various stresses of deployment or injuries. You can volunteer in person at an event, or even right from your own doorstep when you fill out this form.
Operationhomefront.net – Have you ever needed just a little help because you were in a bind and needed it resolved quickly? Well maybe its more of an emergency and there isn’t any other option for assistance, that is where Operation Homefront comes in, as they provide direct services, to alleviate a military family’s or individual’s actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support.” To see the list of needs click on above link.
Veteransairlift.org Imagine returning home from duty, injured, being treated in a facility far from home, no money to fly your family to see you. That’s where the Veterans Airlift Command steps in. They are giving wings to those in need most, the military and their families who are faced with medical and other compassionate purposes. You can assist post 9/11 military families through Veterans Airlift Command when you click this link. They have 3 things on their Needs List. 1. Passengers 2. Piloted Planes 3. Money to keep the program going.
These are just a few of the Non-profit Organizations that assist our Veterans and Enlisted Military, but they are a great place to start!