Out of an estimated 18.5 million military veterans in the United States, four million are living with a service-connected disability. One in four military members show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or other mental health condition.
They’ve sacrificed and served our country. They fought for us. Now it’s time to fight for them.
In the week leading up to Veteran’s Day, let’s show our thanks to our nation’s military, veterans, and first responders:
- Use our Volunteer on the Spot Guideto coordinate a volunteer event in your office. Write cards for veterans in hospitals, make snack packs for family members visiting their loved ones, or come up with your own event! To volunteer onsite—visit our volunteer locator to find volunteer opportunities near you.
- Support Hero’s Health. Your support will provide thousands of military families free lodging close to loved ones hospitalized for an illness, disease, or injury; prevent veterans from being in the emergency room, homeless, and incarcerated due to mental illness; and construct housing for families of injured servicemen and women.
- Share our Military and Veteran health resources—get peer support, learn mental health warning signs, find PTSD assistance or housing support, and more.
- Show some love with the Combined Federal Campaign. Military and Federal employees are eligible to give during the 2017 campaign. Community Health Charities is one of the campaign’s oldest and largest partners, distributing millions of public sector contributions. November 6-12 is the campaign’s Veterans Week—support our nation’s military this week and support the Combined Federal Campaign.
For more stories to inspire action this Veteran’s day, and all year, check out these articles from and about those who have served our country:
My Greatest Honor: Serving Our Country – David Selzer, Vice President of Community Health Charities
Not All Battles are Fought in a War Zone – Thomas Bognanno, CEO of Community Health Charities
This Veteran’s Day, Support Our Heroes – Thomas Bognanno, CEO of Community Health Charities
I Don’t Deserve a Medal – Amanda Ponzar, CMO of Community Health Charities