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….
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.
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.