Top 10 Charities Supporting Veterans
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10. Hope for the Warriors
Military wives founded this organization in 2006 as they witnessed, first-hand, the effects of war on spouses and their families. The group’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.
9. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
This 10-year-old organization serves the 2.4 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives.
The USO (United Service Organizations) is a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, but is not a part of the federal government. Since 1941, it has provided care packages, entertainment, and recreation-type services to military members and their families.
7. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
For over a century, this organization has provided financial assistance and educationto members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and eligible family members, widows, and survivors.
6. Wounded Warriors Family Support
This organization, started by retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel John Folsom in 2003, helps the families of those men and women who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations.
5. Puppies Behind Bars
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive-detection canines for law enforcement.
4. Homes for Our Troops
Helping severely injured veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan is the mission of Homes for Our Troops.
3. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
This group supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans.
2. Thanks USA
This organization, started in 2006 by sisters Kelsi and Rachel Okun when they were mere children, distributes need-based college, technical, and vocational school scholarships to the children and spouses of active duty U.S. military members.
1. Fisher House Foundation
Started in 1990, this organization is best known for its network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost, while a loved one is receiving treatment.