Memorial Day is above all a time to remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our country. It should then also be a time to reflect on how their families carry emotional and financial burdens that can extend for years if not lifetimes. This Memorial Day, WellWell asks everyone to take a moment to consider what these individuals and their families have given, as well as returning veterans who have been disabled or sidetracked by their service. If possible, we also ask our readers to help ease their burdens by supporting any one of the reputable organizations dedicated to supporting veterans and the families of our fallen service members. We’ve listed some here, but there are many other as well. Thank you.
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is a collaborative effort among non-governmental organizations (NGOs) designed to provide complete and proactive support for members of all branches of the military and their families through pre-deployment, deployment, family reintegration and post-deployment. The program consists of a network of tens of thousands of trained caregivers and thousands of professional mental health care and service providers working together to provide an unprecedented system of support for military members and their families.
Folds of Honor is an organization that provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel experiencing the Invisible Wounds of War: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). The Heroes Fund helps builds world-class, advanced treatment centers providing the best TBI and PTS care, enabling veterans to continue to serve on Active Duty and enjoy a productive life.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation supports Special Operations personnel from all branches of the service through educational support and vocational training for returning veterans as well as counseling, preschool grants, private tutoring, college planning and career transition programs for the surviving children of Special Operations personnel who lose their lives in the line-of-duty. The foundation also provides immediate financial grants to severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations personnel who require hospitalization.
This group’s mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.
Angels of America’s Fallen is a nonprofit founded by Joe Lewis, a retired Lt. Col., who is dedicated to helping the children of America’s fallen military, police, fire and EMS personnel. The organization focuses on guiding children through the healing process via developmental activities like music, sports and other positive outlets up until age 19.
These are just a few of the organizations dedicated to helping veterans and their families. If you’d like others listed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org