Help & Comfort for our Military

Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government.  100 percent of your generous donation will go directly to purchasing comfort items for the troops.

 

The Next Watch is a non-profit organization established to help fight the VA statistic that 22 veterans commit suicide each day. The organization focuses on recreational outdoor activities to assist veterans with their healing process. 

 

Homes for Our Troops is a privately funded nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Travis Mills Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans

 

The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.

 

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.  All too often, the support network of those serving our country – either on the military frontline or as first responders (Paramedics, Fire, Police and Government Agency Officers) can be overlooked or forgotten. Chris Kyle Frog Foundation are designed to give those it is assisting the opportunity to re-connect and remember what they love about each other, thus empowering families to thrive.

The Boot Campaign mission is to promote patriotism for America and our military community; raise awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and provide assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families

Move America Forward (MAF) is the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their missions to defeat terrorism.

 

To purchase a "Gift from the Homefront" gift certificate for a U.S. servicemember through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, visit www.aafes.com.

 

To contribute toward the cost of lodging for a family whose loved one was injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom or the war on terror, visit www.fisherhouse.org.

 

5K Rembrance Run/Walk (IOWA) - Proceeds from the Remembrance Run are donated to fund the Annual Retreat for Iowa Families of Fallen Service Members, which is hosted by Survivor Outreach Services. iowaremembrancerun.com

 

To write a message of encouragement for any hero injured in the line of duty, visit www.caringbridge.org/wounded/heroes.

 

Foundation selects, trains and places service dogs to assist wounded veterans. puppyjakefoundation.org

 

To provide a gift of groceries to a military family, visit
http://www.commissaries.com

 

To make a financial contribution toward military families, visit the National Military Family Association at www.nmfa.org.

 

To make financial contribution to a family who has lost a loved one in the line of duty, visit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Inc. at http://www.taps.org

 

To publish a message of 50 words or less for a U.S. servicemember, e-mail Stars and Stripes at mailto:messages@estripes.com

 

 

To make a financial contribution to one of the military relief societies, visit Army Emergency Relief at www.aerhq.org/ the Navy/Marine Relief Society at www.nmcrs.org/ the Air Force Aid Society at www.afas.org/ or Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at www.cgmahq.org/.

 

AdoptaPlatoon - Supporting our deployed sons and daughters. The AdoptaPlatoon Soldier Support Effort is a nonprofit 501C-3 organization managed nationwide by volunteer mothers to ensure that deployed United States service members in all branches of the military are not forgotten and to promote patriotism in our schools and communities.

 

CellPhonesForSoldiers.com Cell Phones for Soldiers was created by two teenagers, 13 year old Brittany Bergquist and her brother, 12 year old Robbie Bergquist, of Norwell, Mass. After reading a story about a soldier who ran up a huge phone bill calling home, the two teenagers decided to try and help. Their goal is to try and help our soldiers serving in Iraq and elswhere pay for calls home. They plan to provide as many soldiers as possible with pre-paid cell phones or calling cards.

 

http://www.operationhomelink.org/
Free computers for spouses or parents of deployed soldier in ranks E1 - E5

 

Free mail/gifts - sent to children of deployed soldiers.

 

Operation Shoebox
Founded in 2003 in an effort to send support, snacks and much needed personal care items to our troops deployed outside of the USA.

 

Treat The Troops Free cookies.

 

Hero Miles Free air travel for Emergency Leave, and for the family members of injured soldiers to travel to medical facility.

 

Military Moms - Free care packages (your family member signs up to have sent to you).

 

Soldier's Angels - Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support and morale of our brave men and women in uniform, in appreciation of their efforts in defense of our Nation, our freedoms, and our way of life. Soldiers will receive cards, letters, and care packages from individual volunteers who have signed up to be Angels.

 

Postal Service Offers Free Shipping Materials for Military Families -  Free shipping/packing materials for shipping to troops.