Some great charities to help our veterans and their families:

Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House™ Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, provides financial, educational and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members and survivors when in need.  Among the services the Society provides  interest-free loans and grants to meet emergency needs; needs-based scholarships and interest-free loans for educational purposes; budget counseling services; and visiting nurse services.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Special Operations personnel killed in operational or training missions and provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations troops and their families.

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities–such as amputation and blindness–and aids and shelters homeless veterans.  Key programs include a volunteer-operated transportation network providing rides to sick and disabled veterans needing transportation to and from VA medical centers for treatment; providing food and shelter and connecting homeless and needy veterans to essential medical care, VA benefits counseling and job training; and  physical and psychological rehabilitation projects.

Each of these charities has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.  Of course, if you are unable to make a financial contribution or volunteer, you can always just say thank you.  You can also send a message to our troops currently serving at America Supports You.

God bless you all!