Standing Up for Heroes: How to Help Veterans and Military Families

Organizations raising awareness and making a difference for veterans.

Nov. 11, 2011 — -- On this Veteran's Day, get involved and Stand Up for Veterans.

Read below to learn about organizations working to make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.

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 to take action to reintegrate our nation's injured heroes -- especially those who have sustained the hidden injuries of war -- back into their communities. The Woodruff Foundation has given $9.5 million in program funding to help soldiers and relatives transition and heal.

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.

Fisher House Foundation

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

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 Web site's Facilities Locator & Directory.

Other Charities:

National Military Family Association

American Widow Project

Fallen Heroes Portrait Project

Our Military Kids


Armed Services YMCA of the USA

Homes for Our Troops

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Operation Homefront–N.O.

USA Together

Descriptions provided by respective organizatons' web sites.