Support Our Military Troops!

July 4, 2013

in Charities

Help a Hero Come Home: Click to Donate Now to Homes for Our Troops

Hi there!

Here in the United States, we’re celebrating Independence Day – and many people are enjoying long holiday weekends with their families.

Freedom isn’t free

Independence Day is also a reminder that freedom isn’t free. Everything comes with a cost or a price – even freedom. And so I’d like to encourage you to take a moment to join me in making a donation to a charity that supports our troops, as a way of thanking them and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Here is a list from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reviews charities, of top-rated charities that support our troops. This list includes charities serving all branches of the military. Won’t you join me in making a donation today?

Homes for Our Troops

One of my favorites on this list is Homes for Our Troops, a charity that I’ve donated to in the past and that I am donating to again today. This charity is dedicated to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and who have returned home with serious injuries. They assist severely injured veterans and their families by raising money and coordinating the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently – at NO COST to the veterans.

This program is for veterans across all branches of military service all across the United States. Here is the story of just one veteran and his family, here in North Carolina. He and his family have endured nearly sixty surgeries since an IED blast in Afghanistan:

Homes for Our Troops allows you to make your donation to their General Fund (used wherever it is most needed) or to a specific veteran’s project. You can make the donation in honor of or in memory of someone you love.

America’s Fund

This charity is administered by the top-rated Semper Fi Fund to benefit members of ALL military branches. There is currently a program in place to match your donation, dollar for dollar – so what you give is multiplied. Click here to donate and make your donation go further. America’s Fund also allows you to make donations in honor of or in memory of someone you love.

Operation Write Home

If you have time and crafty supplies, consider making handmade greeting cards for our heroes. Please be sure to follow these guidelines when you create your cards. Unfortunately, my crafty room oozes glitter and mica and shiny stuff by some sort of strange osmosis, so I do not contribute cards because I want to keep our heroes safe! If you’re like me, you can donate to Operation Write Home instead, to help cover shipping and other expenses.

Any Hero Mail

Another low-cost, high impact way to thank our troops is to write some Any Hero mail and send it in. Basically, all you do is write a short note of gratitude and encouragement that gets delivered to someone in our U.S. armed forces. (Please be sure not to use glitter as it is dangerous for those who are deployed!)

Please consider supporting our military troops and their families today!

And thanks for stopping by! ♥

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