The veterans of our country deserve not only our gratitude, they also deserve our service back to them for the service they have given our country. At Vets Vehicles they believe that using assets to honor our veterans is not only a worthwhile cause but also an important duty. You can make a difference by helping veterans close to you. Here are a few ways to help:
- Volunteer. One of the most direct ways you can show your support and appreciation as well as to give back to our veterans is to volunteer. There are many opportunities for volunteering to support returned veterans as well as active military personnel. One way that you can volunteer is to serve in a VA or military hospital. You don’t have to have medical experience to volunteer. One of the most impactful acts of volunteerism is to sit and visit with them. Many veterans often have little or no family nearby or very few visitors. As a volunteer your hour of time gives them a connection to the community, allows them to share their stories, and lets them know that their contributions are valued. You can find volunteer opportunities by contacting your nearest VA hospital or the Veterans Administration.
- Donations. Cars for Vets and other worthwhile charities were established to help raise funds to support veterans and their families. Through donations you can help them raise funds that support veterans programs, provide assistance to military families, provide travel funds and lodging to bring family members to an injured soldier’s bedside, or provide for needed educational opportunities. If you have a car or other items you are considering donating, consider choosing a veterans charity. Simply by donating through a veteran’s charity something you were already planning to donate you can make an impact on the lives of those who have served our country.
- Letters and Packages. For military servicemen and women around the world a letter or package from home can be very uplifting. There are many letter writing campaigns that you can be a part of. Throughout the year you can find opportunities to write a letter of support and gratitude to current or returned military personnel. There are also opportunities available for creating and sending care packages to military serving overseas. To support one of these campaigns it is important that you are working with a group organization that understands the rules and specifications for sending letters and packages.
There are many ways that you can help veterans you know as well as those you don’t. Through your time and donation you can connect individually with veterans or support them as a group. There are many ways that you can support those veterans who have served our country, you need only to look around and decide which option works best for you. One of the best ways to show your support is simply by saying thank you. The act of saying thank you can be the simplest and yet one of the most effective ways to show your support to those serving our country.