Veterans Help Organizations
Do your own research to find where you can best help, but here's a starting point:
Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America
Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America works to improve the health, education, employment and community opportunities for the veterans it serves through its programming and public policy initiatives.
United Service Organizations
United Service Organizations aims to boost our troops' morale through its entertainment and educational programming. From its language programs for those stationed in Afghanistan to its touring musical groups in the Persian Gulf, the USO works to provide "a home away from home" for military servicemen and servicewomen stationed in 27 states and 14 countries.
Operation Homefront offers a range of programs, including food assistance, vision care and moving services, for military families facing financial hardship.
Launched in 2008, ServiceNation envisions a United States where a commonly asked question is "Where do you serve?" Through its promotion of national days of service and strategic partnerships across the philanthropic, government, military, entertainment, retail sectors, this nonprofit hopes to inspire a national culture of volunteering among citizens in the U.S.
National Military Families Association
The Military Families Association ensures that those who serve in the military -- and their family members -- gain access to the education and financial benefits that they deserve.
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors has assisted more than 30,000 surviving family members, casualty officers and caregivers with its peer-based emotional support, case-work assistance, crisis intervention and grief and trauma resources.
Homes For Troops
Homes For Troops builds specially-adapted homes for servicemen and servicewomen returning home with serious injuries so that they can live in an environment that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live independently.
The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.