To many people November 11, Veterans Day is the only day to honor and serve veterans. However, since these men and women of the armed forces have risked their lives countless times to protect everyone’s freedoms, people need to do a better job of honoring and serving them. There are numerous charities in place that keep these people safe, but there is much more to do. Well, here are some volunteer opportunities where you can show your appreciation to the veterans.
1.There are numerous veterans wounded in battle in various VA hospitals over the country. Most of these individuals have given up on life because they feel unappreciated because they lost everything in the war. Well, you can visit wounded veterans in these hospitals and make them feel like a part of the community again.
2. Do you have any special skills such as repairing houses or performing various tasks? Well, you can show your appreciation by sharing your skills with any veteran or military family. Remember, most veterans find it hard to join the community after being in a war and as such might have a hard time keeping a job. Therefore, the income might not be regular and keeping up with daily expenses in the house might be tough. As such, helping them with minor repairs can go a long way in keeping their home steady.
3. Are you a financial expert or a lawyer? Do you have expertise in any other career? Well, if you find any military family in need of any of these services, you can always provide your services. For instance, when it comes around to tax season, you can always provide your accounting services for free. On the other hand, if a veteran is involved in a legal matter, you can always provide your services for free.
4. Most wounded veterans recover and are released from VA hospitals without anyone to take care of them. If anyone is living in your neighborhood with some disabilities, you can always provide care packages to them or deliver meals. You can also offer to clean their houses for them and make sure that all the utility bills are paid. Remember, most of these people don’t have family members to take care of them, and you need to provide the required help for the best results.
5. Always say thank you whenever you meet a veteran. Whether you’re in the airport, in a coffee shop or simply waiting in line for the bank, you should always allow them to be served before you. These little gestures of appreciation goes a long way into making the veterans feel appreciated for protecting everyone’s freedoms.
6. Finally, you can contribute to any of the various charities that keep veterans alive. If you search any charities in your neighborhood, you’re likely to find numerous where you can make your contributions to make veterans feel appreciated at all times. For example, the West Tennessee Veterans Home is in need of donations to continue their plans to build
a home which will rehabilitate veterans and provide long-term care.
With all these actions, all the veterans feel appreciated for everything they have ever gone through while protecting your right to freedom.