Helping Wounded Veterans

May 23, 2009

By Malay Bansal

As we celebrate  braveness and service of  our armed forces personnel this Memorial Day, this previous post is worth repeating….

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In this holiday season & the new year, wounded warriors and their families, are one group that deserves our support. Their sacrifices and pain dwarf almost anything else.

My mailbox, as I am sure is true for most people, has been full of solicitations from numerous organizations.  To pick  organizations that are efficient and do their job well, I asked friends & colleagues for suggestions. I have listed the responses received below (in no particular order), and will be happy if it helps even one more person make a decision, or  think about helping our veterans.

  • Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org): Helps wounded service members assist each other, and has several programs. Recommended by several people.
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation (http://www.specialops.org): Helps fund scholarships for the college education of the kids of  special ops soldiers who died in line of duty.
  • Soldier’s Angles (http://www.soldiersangels.com): Gives you an opportunity to “adopt” a soldier.
  • Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund (http://www.freedomalliance.org/scholarship.htm): Freedom Alliance promotes strong national defense, and this fund provides scholarships to children of killed or disables veterans.
  • Reserve Aid (http://www.reserveaid.org):  Provides financial support to the families of Reserve Service Members from all services, who have been called to active service duty and are experiencing financial difficulty.

Also, http://charitywatch.org/toprated.html#disabled (scroll down to Veterans) has a list of organizations and ratings.

5/29/17 Update: Few other names that I came across recently:

I should mention that I am just sharing information that I received, and there are many many other organizations that are doing good work but are not mentioned here. I am not affiliated by any of these organizations in any way.

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