With the holidays right around the corner, millions of Americans are rushing to the malls and outlets to buy their family members and love ones various gifts and presents. If you want to spread that holiday cheer to our American heroes, take a look at Disabled American Veterans and the Wounded Warrior Project. Both programs provide the necessary support to the men and women who have served and fought for our rights.
Disabled American Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) offers a variety of services to disabled veterans and their families. With over a million members, the DAV provides invaluable services to its wounded veterans ranging from moral support to career advice. At the DAV, veterans are provided free professional assistance in obtaining benefits and services earned through their military service. In addition, the DAV provides a large outreach in representing the interest of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses, and their orphans before Congress, the Judicial Branch, the White House, and all state and local government. Keep in mind that this program receives no government funding, so donations and gifts are crucial for operational services.
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides wounded veterans with a variety of rehabilitation services. In addition the WWP gives our fellow American heroes recovery packages, activities, and career counseling for them and their families. Similar to the DAV, the Wounded Warrior Project looks to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members. You can support the WWP in a variety of ways. You can provide letters to injured service members, monthly gifts, or donations in honor of loved ones.
Operation Write Home
Operation Write Home is an active nonprofit organization that offers volunteers to send blank, handmade greeting cards to current service and enlisted service members of encouragement, support, and recognition. Since 2007, OWH has sent nearly two million cards to soldiers oversea. Currently the non-profit is no longer accepting donations at this time.