Jeffrey Wilson, an Iraqi War Veteran and the author of the novel The Traiteur’s Ring, wrote about the desire that most Americans have to support the courageous men and women who valiantly put their lives on the line in the service of their country.
In an opinion piece, Wilson wrote that “more people than ever are looking for ways to give to those who have given so much.” He wrote further: “The families of these valiant warriors, and all the other veterans and loved ones who have sacrificed so much, deserve our helping hands and Americans stand ready to help them.”
Wilson recommended three charities through which generous Americans may channel donations in support of America’s Warriors.
Navy SEAL Foundation. We have featured the Navy SEAL Foundation in several of our previous posts, highlighting their many efforts towards helping the elite Navy SEALs and their families. Wilson shares how donations to the Navy SEAL Foundation directly go towards supporting SEALs and their families in times of need, by providing such services as travel assistance to families in order to be closer to their injured loved ones, or extending educational benefits for families left behind by fallen SEALs.
Lone Survivor Foundation. The Lone Survivor Foundation was founded by retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell – the lone survivor of the tragic Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. The mission of the Foundation is to “restore, empower, and renew hope for our wounded warriors and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.”
Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization founded by John Melia, who is himself a wounded warrior (having suffered injuries as a result of a helicopter crash while serving in Somalia in 1992), in 2002. Its mission is to “foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in this nation’s history.”