Give Thanks: Support Our Military Family
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.
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Although there are many soldiers fighting who deserve attention, there are also a great many that come home wounded and need tremendous resources for healing and support. Use the sites below to learn how you can help wounded soldiers.
- For many people, supporting wounded troops in person can be an overwhelming experience. If you choose to volunteer face to face with severely injured soldiers, be sure you're prepared for the emotional impact of the experience.
- Interested in reading about a wounded soldier with an inspiring story? Try “Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior: A Personal Story of a Vietnam Veteran Who Lost his Legs but Found His Soul” by Allen B. Clark Jr.