Give Thanks on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

By ABC News

May 8, 2014 5:03pm
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On this Military Spouse Appreciation Day, get involved and support the spouses and families who support our service members. Read below to learn about organizations working to make a difference in the lives of military families.

National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association advocates for the benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families.

Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation provides “a home away from home” for families of patients receiving care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country and overseas.

Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families, building a movement to help communities nationwide take action to reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes — especially those who have sustained the hidden injuries of war — back into their communities.

The Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project works to raise awareness for the needs of injured service members, to help them aid one another other and to provide direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial grants and other assistance to wounded Marines, sailors and their families.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

IAVA is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has more than 200,000 member veterans and civilian supporters nationwide.

Cause USA

Cause organizes programs that promote recreation, relaxation and resiliency for members of the U.S. armed services recuperating from injuries received in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If you are a veteran or volunteer looking for a V.A. facility in your area, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website’s Facilities Locator and Directory.

Other Charities:

American Widow Project

Fallen Heroes Portrait Project

Our Military Kids

Jobs2web

Armed Services YMCA of the USA

Homes for Our Troops

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Operation Homefront-N.O.

Descriptions provided by respective organizations’ websites.

 

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