Providing Military Family Support

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Give Thanks: Support Our Military Family

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive … to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”

     President Abraham Lincoln
     Second Inaugural Address
     March 4, 1865

When soldiers are deployed overseas, families are left behind and often face financial and emotional hardship. With thousands of charities devoted to supporting our military family, it’s not easy to know which ones are the most worthy of your support.

The Military Family Support Web Guide lists our top charities for supporting military families and troops. Use it to connect with the families and service members who have sacrificed so much for America by sending letters and supplies, volunteering, helping heal wounded soldiers or giving much-needed donations. 

Make the United States the country you want it to be: a place where citizens support our military family and honor their principles through even the most challenging of times. Learn how to support the families whose loved ones are currently serving, how to support the troops overseas and those who have returned home, and find Web sites that military families can visit to seek help.

View a Spanish-language version of the Military Family Support Web Guide.

Providing Military Family Support

If you want to strengthen the American community on a local level, one great way is to reach out to the families whose loved ones are currently serving. Many excellent resources exist to help you provide military family support.

Insights for Providing Military Family Support

  • Be sure to visit the sites mentioned in the other sections of this guide, as many of them also need volunteers and financial support.
  • Although most of these organizations need volunteers to donate time, all of the organizations can also benefit from financial contributions. If you don’t have time to offer, make a tax-deductible donation instead. Many organizations allow you to make donations online with just a few clicks.

Top Sites for Providing Military Family Support

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