Top 5 Ways You Can Support Veterans This Holiday Season
Are you looking to support veterans this holiday season? Read on to learn the top 5 ways you can do just that.
Every day our armed forces risk their lives fighting for our freedom. With the holidays fast approaching it is important for us to show different ways to support our veterans.
What are some ways we can provide support to members of our military family? Keep reading to find the top 5 ways you can support veterans this holiday season.
Organize a Fundraiser
Holding a fundraiser to raise money for a veteran is one of the best ways to show your support during the holidays. It can be done in a small meeting space or completely online.
Depending on the size of your social media platforms you may be able to spread awareness for the fundraiser before the actual event with a sound social media strategy.
A Facebook live video may be a fun and interactive way to not only have potential donators connect with you but the veteran as well.
The different programs that would allow you to adopt a veteran can provide you with the information you will need to spend time with veterans on a regular basis.
These types of programs are geared towards veterans who may feel lonely and need companionship.
Some of the popular adopt-a-veteran programs include the Elk’s program.
Make a Donation
Donating can be done in a number of ways. This could include monetary amount such as cash or a check or could even include material items.
These items can range from basic self-care necessities to clothing or more extravagant items. Computers, airline miles, or hotel membership points that can be exchanged for free nights are also some of the common types of donations you can make.
Volunteer Through the Local Hospital
Some local hospitals also have separate lodging for military families as they go through the recovery process with their loved ones.
Giving your time to help with household chores, babysitting, or running errands can make things easier as the family focuses on their veteran.
Aside from donating your time you can also bring snacks or full meals for the families. The families will be extremely gracious for the help you are providing.
Shop in the USO Wishbook
The USO Wishbook allows you to shop for items for military veterans, that can range from sending a military child to camp, to paying for resume or career services for the veteran.
Finding new employment may be tricky for some of our veterans, so being able to purchase this career consulting can have an amazing impact on their job hunt.
The USO Wishbook can also be used to purchase items for active duty members as well, which could include care packages and calls back home.
How Will You Support Veterans This Season?
Now that you know a few of the best ways to support veterans during the holiday season, which ones stood out to you the most? Contact us today if you would like more information on how you can help our veterans!