Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Support veterans.

There are numerous way to support soldiers and veterans even if you don't support the war the US is currently in. Here are just a few of your options:

* Donate time, money, blogspace or other resources to Homes for our Troops, an organization that assists "injured service men and women and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and coordinating the process of building a new home or adapting an existing home for handicapped accessibility." All this at little or no cost to the veteran!

* Support the Wounded Warrior Project which helps injured veterans by offering counseling, adaptive sports and recreation, subsidizing necessities such as housing, food, daycare, airfare and ground transportation while families are visiting injured service members at military hospitals in the US and overseas, and facilitating communication between families and veterans.

* Volunteer at a Veteran's Administration facility near you.

* Check out some more options listed in the April 10th post including Books for Soldiers.

* Of course the best way to help the soldiers is to end the war. Write a letter to your elected officials and to the media to tell them how you feel.

"All war represents a failure of diplomacy." - Tony Benn, British Labour politician on February 28, 1991, the day the Gulf War ended.

1 comment:

Karama said...

This anonymous comment was made on another post, but I thought it would be useful copied here:

"Great site! It matters. I am trying to spread the word about an organization who rebuilds the lives of our severely wounded veterans. It's called Homes for Our Troops and the website is

They seriously need donations of money, professional labor in all areas of the building industry, and building material donations. They also take donations of buildable lots of land to put the veteran's homes on.

Homes for Our Troops builds or remodels homes for handicap accessability for our veterans who have been severely wounded in recent wars and does this all at very little or NO COST to the veteran.

Please check out their website and see what projects they have going and what they need in terms of donations.

Thanks for reading this post!"