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Car Donation Can Improve The Lives Of Veterans With Physical Or Mental NeedsThursday, March 17, 2016

Car Donation Can Improve The Lives Of Veterans With Physical Or Mental Needs

Often times, veterans return home from service with a physical or mental issue that will interfere with their daily lives or even cause difficulty transitioning back to civilian life. While physical changes may be visible immediately upon returning home, mental problems sometimes take a while to develop. According to DoSomething.org, 30 percent of soldiers develop mental problems with 3 to 4 months of being home. Your car donation can help to support veterans in your community who may be battling a physical or mental condition.

Why Donate Your Car To Vehicles For Veterans?Friday, March 11, 2016

Why Donate Your Car To Vehicles For Veterans?

Vehicles For Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting our nation’s heroes. Of the 19.6 million veterans in the United States, many require support and assistance for issues affecting physical or mental health, employment, homelessness, and more. Donating a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle can help to support returning veterans who are in need of services such as these. 

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month Monday, March 7, 2016

March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

More than 2.4 million brain injuries occur each year in the United States. Brain injuries are one of the most common injuries in the military, but they can happen to anyone. This March, you can take part in Brain Injury Awareness Month to help raise awareness about preventing and treating brain injuries. The Brain Injury Association's theme this year is "Not Alone," and the campaign will focus on destigmatizing brain injuries, empowering brain injury survivors, and helping survivors find the support and treatment they need. 

How To Help A Veteran In CrisisThursday, March 3, 2016

How To Help A Veteran In Crisis

War is a traumatic experience for many veterans. After returning home from war, many veterans begin to develop various mental issues within 3-4 months. If you have a veteran in your life who is going through a crisis after returning home from battle, there are ways to help your loved one during this difficult time.

Employment Resources And Job Searching Tips For VeteransSunday, February 28, 2016

Employment Resources And Job Searching Tips For Veterans

When veterans return home after service, it can be difficult to transition back to civilian life, especially when it comes to job searching. Job searching is already a difficult process for the average person, but it becomes even more challenging after being away from home and returning from war with a physical or mental disability. Thankfully, there are resources that veterans can take advantage of during their job search. 

How To Help Homeless Veterans This WinterSaturday, February 27, 2016

How To Help Homeless Veterans This Winter

Back in November, a double-amputee Marine began living on the streets of Uniontown, Pa., to raise awareness about the number of homeless veterans living in America. Marine Cpl. Brandon Runbaugh voluntarily lived outside for a month to gain attention for how veterans often live when they return from active duty. 

5 Ways To Give Back To Veterans During Random Acts Of Kindness WeekFriday, February 26, 2016

5 Ways To Give Back To Veterans During Random Acts Of Kindness Week

Feb. 14-20 is National Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK Week), brought to you by the RAK Foundation. Kind gestures require little to no effort on your part, but they are small things that can really make a difference in other people’s lives, especially veterans. This RAK Week, consider giving back by helping the veterans who have so selflessly fought for our freedom. We have 5 ideas for you to get involved!