You may have noticed there is a new section on the blog over on the left.
Military Organizations | Donate & Help
I put it up there to give you a start on where to look if you're interested in donating money. This is NOT a comprehensive list. I picked out a few that we have probably all heard of and a few that don't get as much attention but are still fantastic causes. There are many more out there and a basic search will bring up more than you ever thought possible.
For example (and I, a military spouse, didn't know about this but my husband did when I mentioned it) Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
What in the world is that? Well here's their mission statement:
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) was founded in 1980 to provide support and assistance to the U. S. military's special operations community, which consist Army Special Forces (Green Berets), the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Navy Small Boat Teams, Navy SEALs, Air Force Combat Controllers, Air Force rotary and fixed wing squadrons, and Marine Corps special operations personnel. SOWF's mission includes two major aspects in support of special operations personnel: providing a full college education to the surviving children of those who lose their lives while serving in the U.S. military special operations community, and providing immediate financial assistance and support to ensure that severely wounded personnel are able to have their loved ones at their bedside during recovery.
I do want to warn you when you decide you want to donate and are looking for a place. Please check it out first. Many places are on the up and up, some...not so much. There is a site, Charity Navigator, where you can check out the rating of a charity. It goes over the spending and accountability of the charity. There is also a place for reviews.
As with most things, make your own opinion and do what feels right for you. Any size donation is welcome. Whether it be money, time spent volunteering or just getting more attention brought to it.
Have a great day.
Navy Brat, Army Prior Service, Army Wife