Happy Veteran’s Day!

We would like to wish a very happy Veteran’s Day to our residents, friends, and neighbors! Thank you to our military service men, women, and animals for all your hard work.

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For our veterans celebrating the day, take a moment to treat yourself! Check out USA Today’s list of freebies for veterans.

Want to help support our veterans? The following charities work to improve the lives of vets.

 

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Homes For Our Troops builds “specially adapted” homes for severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Best of all, these homes are completely mortgage-free! Homes For Our Troops maintains an A rating by CharityWatch.org, using over 90% of donations to directly support veterans. As of today, Homes For Our Troops has built 169 homes for veterans. Read more about them here.

Companions For Heroes is an amazing organization that helps veterans and first responders as well as animals! By reimbursing adoption fees and providing animal trainers when necessary, Companions For Heroes provides veterans with companion animals who otherwise could have been euthanized in a shelter.  They are a nation-wide organization, pulling dogs and cats from shelters, rescues, and humane societies. Active duty military, Reserve, National Guard, military veterans, First-Responders (retired and active), next-of-kin, and immediate family members are all eligible. For more information about the organization and about companion versus service animals in general, check out their FAQs.

Freedom Service Dogs Of America is similar to Companions For Heroes, but instead of providing veterans with companion animals, they train dogs as service animals. This means these dogs are able to complete tasks to make their owners’ lives easier and help them maintain independence. Any dogs that aren’t able to become service dogs are adopted out into loving homes. Eligible clients include children, veterans, active duty soldiers, and other adults. Their dogs help people with disabilities including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Operation Home Front provides military families and individuals with financial support and emergency funding. Individuals usually receive financial aid in about 1-3 days for costly crisis including: emergency food and home repairs, critical baby items such as formula, food and diapers, home repair, moving assistance, Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing, etc. They have served over 4,000 families and 93% of donations go directly to programs supporting military families. CharityWatch.org gives them an A rating.

Photo By: Sgt. Randall A. Clinton

Photo By: Sgt. Randall A. Clinton

 

 

We thank you for your service!

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