11 Ways to Help a Veteran
Give Shelter Offer a Vet a Ride Provide foster care for a pet
Homes for Our Troops constructs Disabled American Take in a dog or cat of a deployed soldier
houses for severely injured Veterans (DAV) provides or a wounded veteran while he or she is
veterans free transportation to on duty or receiving VA medical
who served after 9/11. Donate men and women unable treatment.
equipment to travel to VA medical
or help build a home. facilities on their own. You
can volunteer to drive a
DAV van for those in
http://homesforourtroops.org http://dav.org/volunteers http://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
Record a war story Donate used DVDs Put old cell phones to good use
Do you know an old soldier with Drop off movies or Instead of stashing your used phones in
tales from the front lines? The television shows at your the junk drawer, ship them to Cell
Library of Congress wants to hear local VA facility, or mail Phones for Soldiers. For each one
his voice. Go to the website them to DVDs4Vets, a donated, the organization will pay for an
below for tips on conducting an national organization that hour of talk time for troops overseas.
interview or to request a kit, distributes them where
including biographical data and needed.
http://loc.gov/vets http://dvds4vets.org http://cellphonesforsoldiers.com
Cut Coupons Post a care package Contribute to a holiday drive
Have some expired coupons lying Through the organization Operation Gratitude’s annual campaign
around? Military families can Kitchen Table Gang, collects clothing, food and more and
used them for up to six months hospitalized veterans and packs it in gift boxes for service
past their end date. troops abroad can receive members. Pitch in by offering up items;
personalized parcels local residents can sort them on-site.
from candy to board
games. Get a service
member’s address from
KTG, bundle up items with
a note of thanks and send
http://coupsfortroops.com http://soldierpackages.org http://operationgratitude.com/volunteer
Have a Party Share your expertise Support Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Raise funds for awareness of the The national organization has a special
Wounded Warrior Project. Thesevolunteers with vets in Military Mentoring program for children
funds aid injured service many areas: financial with parents the armed forces. The
members. counseling or legal group carefully pairs kids with adults
services; job search serving in the military, as well as with
guidance; even carpentry, veterans and civilians.
for building wheelchair
www.woundedwarriorproject.org http://milserve.org http://bbs.org