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 organizations dedicated to providing military family services, not all are of equal caliber. In fact, the vulnerability of many military families creates an opportunity for individuals with bad intentions to take advantage of families when they are most susceptible. We’ve vetted and selected the most honorable and effective organizations to help you and your family find the help you deserve.
- Most of the organizations included here work with families in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces but each branch has its own programs and benefits as well. Scroll down for our recommendations on specialized organizations; branches are listed alphabetically.
- If you’re a member of a military family, make sure to read the “Providing Military Family Support” section of this guide. You might be eligible for assistance from the organizations featured there.