Christmas is the season of giving! Who better to give back to than our nation’s heroes who have sacrificed so much for us? The holidays are a great time of year to show our veterans how much we appreciate them for their service. If you are looking for a way to help a veteran this holiday season, EZ-ACCESS has a few suggestions for you.
Volunteer at your local Veterans Affairs location
Veterans Affairs (VA) residential homes or hospitals usually have older veterans who are either hospitalized or living alone in a residential center. Paying a visit to a few veterans could brighten their holiday. Most care centers also have fundraisers and events where you can volunteer. Contact your local VA office to find out how you can best provide your time and resources.
Help a military family
The holidays can be an especially tough time for the families of our military. There are different organizations such as Operation Christmas Spirit and Thank Military Families that have adopt-a-family programs. Military families submit Christmas wish lists and the donors who adopt the family help purchase the items from their list. There are also programs like Toys for Tots and Operation Home Front that ensure children of military personnel receive gifts each Christmas.
Make a donation
Many veteran organizations accept donations of clothing, furniture, household items, airline miles, bonds, and more year-round. Cars for Veterans is a unique program that accepts both running and non-running vehicle donations to help fund different veteran programs. Organizations such as American Legion, USO, Honor Flight Network and Veterans of Foreign Wars are also admirable causes to donate to. These programs depend on the generosity of others to thrive and help veterans live the life of dignity that they deserve.
Donating your time or money can make this holiday season one to remember for a veteran. Many may not have family surrounding them and could just use a companion or a little extra help. Celebrate the giving spirit of the season and help a veteran this Christmas.
EZ-ACCESS strives to help and serve our veterans with our products and services every day. Thank you to all who have served and sacrificed for our country. We want to wish our veterans and customers alike a very happy holiday!