Support Soldiers, Veterans, Wounded Warriors & Military Families

In 2001, the Anthrax-infected mail led to the cancellation of two popular programs aimed at soldiers and military personnel stationed overseas. The move saddened the individuals who never get tired in showing their love and support for the military troops. But as the old adage goes, a sincere heart will always find a way to express its loving intentions no matter the distance.

Aside from wearing military-inspired t-shirts and listening to military music, you can show your military pride by participating in volunteer works that provide assistance to military veterans and military families. You may also purchase a gift for your favorite soldier, send cards to your military loved one, donate to programs that support military families, or simply continue doing acts of kindness on behalf of the servicemen. There are also several support groups for military that wholeheartedly welcome volunteers and donations to help the wounded soldiers, disabled military veterans and their families get their lives back in order.

If you're searching for ways to express your unwavering support for the servicemembers, rest assured that you're not alone with that noble quest. Below is a list of some programs that accept volunteers and offer assistance to military personnel and military families. Through them you can send gifts, cards, and care packages to our military troops. Some of them also provide morale-building programs, transition aids, counseling, emergency support, vocational trainings, scholarships and other forms of assistance to help military personnel and military families re-connect to the civilian environment.

Organization Information Contact Information
Soldiers' Angels
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families. To date, our volunteers have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and letters to "adopted" deployed service members; we have supplied the wounded with over 25,000 of our First Response Backpacks directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(626) 529 5114
1792 E Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104
Disabled American Veterans
The DAV was founded in 1920 by disabled veterans returning from World War I to represent their unique interests. In 1932, the DAV was congressionally chartered as the official voice of the nation's wartime disabled veterans. The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families. Annually, the DAV represents more than 200,000 veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. (859) 441 7300
PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
USA Cares
USA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. We assist all branches of service, all ranks and components and treat all with privacy and dignity in appreciation for their service and sacrifice. We never charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. USA Cares most recent IRS Form 990 for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011 cited our total expenses at $2,383,223. Of that, $288,380 was spent toward administrative and fundraising costs-the remainder was disbursed among our program services which assist post 9/11 service members and their families. Based upon this information, the percentage breakdown is 81% program and 19% administrative.
(800) 773-0387
PO Box 759, Radcliff, Kentucky 40159
Give2TheTroops is a nonpartisan, non-political, patriotic organization aimed at supporting U.S. deployed and wounded troops in harm's way. We are managed by patriotic citizens who ensure that deployed U.S. military members in all branches of service are supported with letters and care packages. "To date, we've sent more than 120,000 enormous boxes (Approx. 70lbs each) and more than 40 million letters and cards we can do to show our troops how much we care about them. Our troops need to know that we support and appreciate the sacrifices they make for us, our families, and our future. This is about giving back to those who give all ™
(888) 876 6775
1275 Cromwell Avenue Shunpike Business Center, Bldng E-5 Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Heartbeat-Serving Wounded Warriors
Heartbeat-Serving Wounded Warriors provides emergency assistance, therapeutic services, support groups, and morale-building programs for wounded service members and their families in Washington state. Our focus is on the wounded and injured. Heartbeat is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. We offer our programs to wounded and injured service members from all branches of the military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy. Our programs are constantly growing because the need is increasing. We focus on those fighting the GWOT - Global War on Terrorism. As suicide bombers, with improvised explosive devices, and other terrorist threats increase in both Afghanistan and Iraq, so do our military operations. We see more and more wounded warriors every day. This will continue The Pentagon recently approved $300 million for research on PTSD and TBI. Communities feel the effects of these health issues: employment problems, health costs, domestic violence, and alcohol and drug abuse.
(425) 931 1047
PO Box 704 Snohomish, WA 98291
Armed Forces Military Museum
The Armed Forces Military Museum is dedicated to preserving military history and educating citizens of the many sacrifices made to maintain our freedom. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that relies on individual and corporate financial support to carry out our mission including maintaining our exhibits, programs and daily operations. There are many opportunities to give, with various benefits to you for your generous donation. Our collection of over of 100,000 artifacts, currently on view in our 50,000 sq.ft. display area is expensive to acquire, maintain, and present to the public. Monetary donations, volunteer time, items, and services are always graciously accepted and always in need.
(727) 539 8371 x 104
2050 34th Way North Largo, Florida 33771
Folds of Honor Foundation
The Folds of Honor Foundation is rallying a nation to ensure no family is left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. Through scholarships and other assistance, we give back to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country. We provide healing, hope and an opportunity for dreams to be realized...with the support of people like you. We feel this is our duty as citizens of the greatest country in the world. As of January 2012, over 2,600 scholarships have been awarded.
(918) 274 4700
5800 N Patriot Drive Owasso, OK 74055
Wounded Wear
Wounded Wear was created to provide clothing and clothing modifications to America's Wounded Warriors, to promote awareness throughout the country of the sacrifies that wounded service members and their families have made in the name of freedom; and to foster a sense of pride, camaraderie, determination, and strenght of purpose, amongst them.
(757) 773 8079
4200 E. Indian River Road Chesapeake VA 23325
The Hugs Project
The Hugs Project, started May, 2004 in Oklahoma by Ray and Karen Stark, is a non profit 501 C 3 organization. We were the first ones to send cool ties (affectionately nicknamed "hugs" since they go around the neck) to the Middle East. We recognized the need to help keep American Troops and our allies cool during the summer and warm during the winter. Our dedicated group also sends care packages and other handmade items to our Service Men and Women. Our group has sent out over 1 MILLION "hugs", 250,000 "kisses" (helmet coolers), and more than 400 TONS of care package items. We are committed to improving quality of life for our dedicated U.S. Military Troops.
7000 Crossroads Blvd. #1048 Oklahoma City, OK 73149
The American Fallen Soldiers Project
The American Fallen Soldiers Project was formed to help provide comfort and healing to the mourning families of our fallen military men and women. With the mission to honor, respect and forever memorialize those who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our freedom, our 501(c)3 non-profit organization makes available to the families, at no cost, an original portrait of their fallen loved one that fully captures their appearance and personality. To comfort and serve the Gold Star families unconditionally and impartially to the best of our ability through our portraits. From start to finish, Phil Taylor and the staff work tirelessly to provide as much love, comfort, and encouragement as possible to the grieving families through emails, phone conversations and letters.
(214) 387 7769
3200 Earhart Drive Carrollton, Texas 75006

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