Mar 4, 2012

Happy Hug a G.I. Day!

Living in Colorado Springs, there’s probably a high chance you know a GI so that you can give ‘em a hug today, on Hug a G.I. Day! In case you don’t, or are looking for other ways to support the military community, here are some ways you can help out, locally and beyond:

In the Colorado Springs Area:
The Home Front Cares - provides emergency support and grants for Colorado’s service members, veterans and family members, who have been impacted by deployment in harm’s way. Donate/Volunteer
National Military Association - fights for benefits and programs that strengthen and protect uniformed services families and reflect the Nation’s respect for their Service. Donate/Volunteer

Other ways to help a service member:
Books for Soldiers - Donate books, movies, and more.
A Million Thanks - Collects emails and other notes/letters to send to past and present military
Adopt A Platoon - Send care packages and morale boosting gifts to a platoon
Soldiers’ Angels - Support soldiers in rehabilitation or post-tour thru cards and packages

Above is just a tiny selection of all the local ways you can help. Another great resource is which lists specialized organizations that can direct funds and other volunteer resources to your specific interests, such as transitional rehabilitation, health care, and more. Or, you can enter your zip code under “Find a Volunteer Opportunity” on United We Serve.

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