10 Ways to Support Our Troops this Memorial Day



They Gave Their All… Now We’re Giving Back

Memorial Day is about more than bathing suits, beaches and barbecues.

It’s about remembering the brave men and women who gave their all for our country, and asking ourselves what we can do for those who are still with us.

After all, there’s nothing more patriotic than supporting the troops who have helped keep our country safe and free.

So this Memorial Day, why not donate to a good cause that helps support military veterans and active service members? The following 10 charities all do great work to help support our troops, and were all given top ratings on Charity Navigator, so you know that your money is truly going to support a good cause.

1. Wounded Warrior Project

wounded warrior project

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) takes a holistic approach when serving warriors and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Through a high-touch and interactive approach, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history. Click here to learn more and donate.

2. The Mission Continues

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The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve. Click here to learn more and donate.

3. Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA empowers transitioning U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce through workshops, personalized career coaching and employment preparation counseling. Our services are provided at no cost to the transitioning military member, veteran or spouse. Click here to learn more and donate.

4. Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

semper fi fund

The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Click here to learn more and donate.

5. Hope for the Warriors

hope for the warriors

Nationally, Hope For The Warriors® provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Click here to learn more and donate.

6. Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

congressional medal of honor foundation


  • Perpetuate the Medal of Honor’s legacy through outreach and collaborative efforts

  • Raise funds for initiatives that promote what the Medal of Honor represents, operation of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society headquarters and the public service activities of the Society’s exclusive membership

  • Promote American values and the qualities of courage, sacrifice and patriotism through increased awareness, education, behavior and example

7. Admiral Nimitz Foundation

admiral nimitz foundation

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation was established in 1971  as a 501 (c)(3) to provide additional development funding for the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Naval Museum, a museum honoring Fredericksburg’s native son and Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, Pacific Ocean Area. Since then, the Foundation’s efforts have built a well-established and respected institution, which annually welcomes over 100,000 visitors, including about 15,000 middle and high school students from across the state.

8. Fisher House Foundation

fisher house foundation

Done Right Foundation Repair owner Chris Felsing is an expert at foundation repair. He knows the value of trust when working with equipment and materials that will affect the foundation of your home or business. He looks for the same qualities in each of his expert repairmen and women to continue his legacy of fast, friendly foundation repair. Click here to learn more and donate.

9. Freedom Service Dogs of America

freedom service dogs of america

Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. Clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Click here to learn more and donate.

10. Homes for Our Troops

homes for our troops

Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post- 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Click here to learn more and donate.

What do you do to support the troops in your life? Let us know in the comments!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 20, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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