Ways to Help Veterans This Holiday Season

By Betsy Dailo

Many of the men and women who sacrifice so much for this country are honorably discharged and left struggling to make ends meet. To help our veterans during these hard times, take a few moments with your family, friends or coworkers to help the physical and financial security of our veterans.

 

Some veterans have to rely on donations from nonprofits and volunteer organizations. In turn, these organizations need assistance to continue helping. Whether it’s donating or volunteering your time, let’s spend some time this holiday season helping those who need it most. Below are resources for you and your loved ones to begin helping veterans live a happier and more secure life.

MMS K9 image 1K9S FOR WARRIORS

To provide even more service dogs to wounded vets, nonprofit K9s for Warriors opened a new 17,000-square-foot facility that can house a total of 16 veterans each month. The project was completed entirely with donations from the community. Veterans return to their homes after the program with their new battle buddy, who stays by their side around the clock.
www.k9sforwarriors.org

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 38

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 is a volunteer organization whose mission is to build better lives for all of America’s disable d veterans and their families. They offer many opportunities for civilians to volunteer.
www.dav.org

HOMES FOR OUR BRAVE

The Emergency Service s & Homeless Coalition of Northeast Florida works to provide temporary financial assistance, transportation assistance, housing counseling and financial planning services, and information on referrals to community agencies for low-income and homeless veterans in the Duval, Clay and Nassau county areas.… Read the rest