Home of the free, because of the brave…
The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours.
However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. Occasionally the systems and programs set in place to help them heal after sustaining physical or emotional injuries fail them.
When veterans return from war or being stationed overseas, sometimes they return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, anxiety, or diseases caused by exposure to certain elements.
It’s not uncommon to see struggling veterans who undoubtedly feel forgotten, unappreciated, and hopeless. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly 9% being female. The majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About 11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.”
Let’s not let those who were willing to give up their lives to protect our country be an afterthought. Every donation – no matter how small – helps us help them.