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May is Military Appreciation Month

 
 
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Every May, the United States recognizes Military Appreciation Month. During this special month of the year, we make time to honor the sacrifices many brave men and women have made and continue to make in order to keep us all safe. But Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round. In fact, people donate more than $2.5 billion annually to the over 40,000 American charities with military-related missions.

There are lots of ways to show your gratitude for our military members’ brave acts of service. You can say thank you to service member or a veteran, write a letter, or send a care package to someone who is deployed overseas. You can volunteer with a local veterans’ group or organization or attend an event. You can also support one of the many great organizations that are serving active and retired members of our military and their families.

We’ve curated this list of highly-rated organizations that provide a variety of services from lifting troops’ morale to offering financial assistance for food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. All of these organizations demonstrate financial responsibility and a commitment to accountability and transparency best practices.

Wounded Troops Services charities address the unique difficulties those injured in combat face.
Military Social Services charities provide programs addressing the needs of both active service members and veterans.
Military Family Support charities assist military personnel and their families through financial support, scholarships, housing, and more.

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care
three stars

Homes For Our Troops
four stars

Liberty USO
three stars

Our Military Kids
four stars

Project Sanctuary
four stars

Snowball Express
four stars

Thanks USA
three stars

The Greater Jacksonville Area USO
four stars

The Shade Tree
four stars

USA Cares
three stars

USO
three stars

USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
four stars

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