Choosing to serve in the armed forces is a decision that many make not only for themselves, but for their families as a whole. The children of our military heroes often bear the burdens of their parents service more than meets the eye, being moved from base to base, lacking the stability of two at-home parents, and even witnessing the after effects of a parent coming home from deployment battling the unseen injuries of war. These children and their families need our support. They need to know that their sacrifice is not going unnoticed and unappreciated...
Listed below are some wonderful organizations dedicated to assisting military families, and information on how you can get involved:
Battalion Buddies -- Operation Gratitude has a program called Battalion Buddies that provides special stuffed toys to the sons and daughters of U.S. military personnel as their units get ready to deploy. You can also write letters to the families and children.
Camp Corral -- At this camp, military kids have a chance to have fun and be with other children who understand what it's like to have a parent in the armed forces. Children can apply to attend the camps free. You can get involved by volunteering at a camp or helping to establish a camp in your area.
Comfort Crew for Military Kids -- The Comfort Crew has programs designed to help both the deployment and the homecoming. Families can access many resources and tools to help kids and families cope with military service or when a parent is injured or killed in the line of duty.
The Fisher House -- Fisher House Foundation has homes near military and VA medical centers across the country. Military and veterans' families can stay at the homes for free while loved ones are receiving treatment. You can donate frequent flyer miles or hotel points to help military families travel and stay where there is no Fisher House.
Joining Forces --- Joining Forces helps support military families with jobs, education and wellness. You can also send a personal message of support to men and women in uniform around the world via the USO.
Operation Homefront -- Operation Homefront is an organization focused on the specific needs of military families, from helping to pay a bill or finding a place to stay to getting diapers.
(Article courtesy of CNN)
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