October 25, 2021
More Women Vets, More Gender-Specific Issues
Once a predominantly male-centered organization, the United States Armed Forces are now seeing an ever-increasing number of women enlisting, becoming officers, spearheading operations, and even taking up senior leadership positions. This has also led to the ever-increasing number of women veterans. As of 2018, 1.7 million or 9% of our veteran population were women, according to the United States Census Bureau. Its report even projected the number to jump to 17% by 2040.
The increase in the number of women veterans is also the reason why some of the problems they face are surfacing now. While no veteran of both genders is exempt from having problems when they’re discharged from active duty, there are gender-specific issues that are only relevant to our women veterans. These issues are about the needs, concerns, and obstacles in the lives of our former servicewomen.
Veteran Car Donations has listed three of the top issues facing our female veterans.
- PTSD due to sexual assault
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops when one encounters a traumatic experience. Combat situations or scenarios qualify as one, which is why it’s not uncommon for veterans to develop PTSD during or sometime after their service is over. Another cause of PTSD however, is sexual assault. It continues to be an unreported crime within the military and the majority of the victims are female service members.
- Bias for veteran mothers
Societal norms are more accepting of fathers leaving their families rather than mothers doing it. This leaves female veterans facing heavy bias once they transition back into civilian life, especially if they spend long periods away from home because of their deployments. The social biases may even act as triggers for these female veterans to develop mental health issues such as depression, a sense of guilt, or other mental health problems.
- Female-relate health concerns
Unique health care requirements specifically to address female-health concerns are needed by our women veterans. Even though this issue has received improvements after years of lobbying by women veteran groups, there is still a need for more specialized services dedicated to addressing the needs of our women veterans.
Show Our Vets They Haven’t Been Forgotten
Veterans of both genders face tough issues after they leave the military. While our government does have programs and services in place that aim to help our service members when they retire, some of them fall through the cracks and go on without any form of support. That’s why some of our veterans struggle with homelessness, chronic unemployment, service-related disabilities, and illnesses, including mental health disorders without any assistance from the government.
Have you always wanted to help America’s veterans live the life they truly deserve? If you’ve got an old car that you’re not using anymore, become a car donor for us at Veteran Car Donations.
We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we give them to provide their beneficiaries with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, mentoring, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other services.
The good thing about donating to us is that you’ll get amply rewarded for your charitable act. Not only will you get our free pickup and towing service, but you’ll also qualify to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
However, the best reward you’ll get is the immense feeling of satisfaction, knowing that your gift will help improve the living conditions of the struggling veterans in your community.
You can donate not just your old car but any other type of vehicle that you may have. Check out this list of the types of vehicles we commonly accept from our donors.
Our donation process is simple and easy, allowing donors to make their vehicle contributions in the comfort of their homes online or by phone.
We can collect your donation anywhere you are in the United States — be it in a major city, suburb, or small town. It’s because our donation program covers all 50 states.
You can check out our FAQs page to get to know our quick and convenient donation process and other details. If you have questions and concerns, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.
Build a Better Future for Our Heroes Today!
Work with us at Veteran Car Donations by becoming a car donor. Your unwanted car can go a long way in helping us build a better future for our nation’s heroes. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!