On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who serve (and have served) in our military and protect our nation. Though they're often reticent to share their needs, veterans need our help — especially when recovering from injuries or getting back to civilian life. If you're looking to support our heroes, we've rounded up some charities making a difference in the lives of those who donned a uniform.
It's our humble way of ensuring, as Houston Congressman Dan Crenshaw so aptly stated on Saturday Night Live, that we "never forget" the sacrifice and service of our soldiers.
This foundation provides a companion canine for U.S. military veterans (and select first responders) battling PTSD. The companion canine is well-trained by approved trainers, and is meant to provide everything from simple companionship and emotional support to limited mobility/distress assistance.
Helping a Hero
This group empowers severely wounded veterans, primarily by partnering with the wounded hero to provide specially adapted homes to reintegrate them into their community. They also provide additional support programs such as marriage retreats, caregiver retreats, recreational activities, emotional support and financial support.
This organization was formed to address the need for funding the purchase of K9s for law enforcement agencies. It was founded to bridge this gap and ensure that K9 cost never keeps an officer from having their K9 partner.
Lone Star Veterans Association
This association believes that the shared experience of military service across all eras binds veterans and gives them strength. They focus on building professional networks that allow people to learn, connect, and get hired.
Wins for Warriors Foundation
Founded by Houston Astros star Justin Verlander, the mission of this foundation is to empower United States military, veterans and their families by strengthening collaboration and raising positive awareness in our communities. They do this through providing family bonding events and activities.