11 Creative Ways To Help Vets
Originally done for Radio 103.9 and can be found on their website for a limited time. Here is the screenshot of what I wrote for the site:
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Jeff Miller said, “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” There are many ways to show our gratitude to veterans whether big or small.
Start showing your gratitude today with these eleven small and creative steps:
- Everyone love coffee. Starbucks wants to employ over 10,000 Veterans to thank them for the service that they have done over the years. Starbucks is not looking to hire them as only cashiers but as managers because of the skills they have acquired over the years. So the next time you are in the mood for some coffee, stop by your local Starbucks and say hello to one of the Veterans!
- For years Cell Phones for Soldiers has been providing soldiers with the chance to communicate with people around the world. Instead of keeping an old phone that serves no use to you, help a Veteran out by allowing them to connect with loved ones.
- We all know how to recognize a Veteran whether it’s in their camouflage outfit or in their button down uniform. We should always thank them for their services. If our President can always make sure he thanks a veteran before entering and leaving a place, we can all do the same.
– Everyone loves a good deal! Some Veterans are not in the position to help themselves in the way that they need to be taken care of. By simply donating things like: body wash, canned foods, or any little thing that might make a person smile would be appreciated.
- No matter how big or small, have your child draw a picture of Veterans. In addition to that, ask them to write what this day means to them and how it affects the people around them. It is important to spread knowledge of what Veterans have done for us and it starts with the children of the future.
- In 2014, there was a reported 892,000 veterans living in New York alone. By getting to know the Veterans in your neighborhood, you can lend a helping hand to someone with a disability or someone who lost a spouse.
- Veterans have family members who live around the world too! By donating your miles and points, Veterans would be able to see their loved one for either a reduced price or free(depending on points.)
- November means Veterans and Thanksgiving! Invite a veteran to your thanksgiving dinner to repay back your appreciation for all that the hard work they have done for our country.
- Did you know that forty percent of Veterans are 65 or older? By visiting your local retirement homes and asking to spend time with a veteran you can turn their day around!
- Use your social media to thank the veterans for all the hard work they do. Whether it is a picture of you with a Veteran or writing a 140 character tweet saying thank you, your efforts won’t go unnoticed.
- By simply hanging the American flag out your window or displaying it through the loop of your handbag, it shows your appreciation for the country. By showing your appreciation for the country you are also saying thank you to the Veterans who go out of their way to help protect our country.
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