5 Ways to Help a Veteran Today
Even though most of our former military servicemen and women returned home to their families in one piece following the end of their tours of duty overseas, wounds that aren’t visible to the naked eye are festering inside many of them. They include those veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues.
Sadly, you can find many of these veterans trying to drown their sorrows with alcohol or falling into the trap of drug addiction in their attempt to feel “normal” again.
Unless we do something to help them, their condition can only worsen.
What We Can Do to Help
It’s about time we serve those who served us first. The sacrifices they made for our sakes are more than enough reason for us to help ease their plight and lighten the emotional baggage they carry. Veteran Car Donations shares the top 5 ways to help our troubled veterans today:
- Pick up their tab at a restaurant.
This is a simple thing to do, but it definitely makes a vet’s day special. You can also offer to pay for their gas or grocery as a way of saying “Thank you” for their invaluable service to our nation.
- Volunteer your time at a VA hospital.
Local VA hospitals are happy to accept whatever help they can get. Whether you’re a nurse who wants to help the staff in giving medication or someone who just wants to keep the veterans’ company, your efforts will be greatly appreciated. Some of the veterans there might even share with you their interesting experiences during their time on the battlefield as you spend time with them.
- Assist in veteran employment programs.
When veterans are sent home after their deployment, most of them find it hard to reintegrate themselves into the civilian sector. Getting stable and rewarding employment is one of the biggest challenges they have to face. One way to help them is to offer help to those who are having a hard time putting together a resume. Another is to help them rehearse their answers for job interviews.
- Hire a veteran
If you own a small business or if you’re in charge of hiring personnel for a large company, don’t hesitate to hire qualified veterans who applied for the job. Doing so will help their transition quicker and easier.
- Give veterans a ride to the doctor’s office.
You can volunteer to drive veterans during their doctor’s appointment. You can sign up for this at the Department of Veterans Affair (VA).
Thousands of veterans are still struggling in their daily lives. Your kindness can mean the world to them. Even a simple good deed can help them get out of the dark pit that they find themselves in.
Thank Our Heroes!
Our veterans are the very reasons why we’re enjoying our freedom. If you want to extend thanks to them by making a difference in their lives, Veteran Car Donations might be able to help you with that. We work together with reputable IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofits that provide veterans with free mental health care, educational scholarships, transitioning assistance, mortgage-free and specially adapted housing, and more.
You will also benefit from your charitable contribution since this can help you slash your tax bill by way of the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt that you’ll get from us after your vehicle gets sold at auction.
You can donate to Veteran Car Donations by either calling us or filling out our secure online donation form. We accept donations of nearly all types of vehicles wherever you are in the United States since we have car donation programs in all 50 states.
Let’s Join Hands to Support Our Vets
Let’s work hand in hand in showing our veterans that what they’ve done for our country is not forgotten. Call us at 877-594-5822 today and improve the living condition of our nation’s heroes with your car donation!