Give Back To Our Service Men and Women!

Author: Shannon Miller

American Flag patch on camoIf you’re looking for a great way to give back to our service men and women, veterans and their families in the United States and abroad, check out these great options!


The Wounded Warrior Project


  • To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
  • To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
  • To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

They’re ALWAYS looking for volunteers and donations.

Cellphones for Soldiers

  • Turn your old cell phone into millions of minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas.
  • Drop-off Locations can be found on their website.
  • On the website you can also donate monetarily and by purchasing calling cards.


American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is sponsoring a national “Holiday Mail for Heroes” campaign to receive and distribute holiday cards to servicemembers, veterans and their families in the United States and abroad.

  • A special P.O. Box address may be found at
  • Cards must be postmarked no later than Dec. 10.


Let’s Say Thanks

  • The mission of Let’s Say Thanks is to provide a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas.
  • By submitting a message through their website you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen and women.

This program is aimed at reminding them how much Americans appreciate their service.

Give 2 The Troops

Started in 2002 by Andi Grant, a Marine wife, concerned for the troops overseas without family and friends to provide support via letters and packages.

  • The more troops who wrote back, the more packages were sent.
  • Word about the care packages spread quickly amongst deployed troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf.
  • Families contacted Andi asking if they could assist their loved ones, and they added those troops to their lists.

What started out as a personal project evolved into an ongoing community effort.

  • More elementary schools, middle schools and universities joined them.
  • People from other states began calling asking how they could help.
  • Donations came in from all over the nation and even other countries!

To all of the men and women who have served or continue to serve our country, THANK YOU!

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