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(KTVI) – There are many ways to help those who have served or are currently serving our country.

There are also many restaurants saying thank you today. See a long list here: http://militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/

MAILING

Mailing a package to someone in the military? The first shipping deadline is Tuesday, November 12. There are many more deadlines, depending on how you ship those packages. Get all the dates, plus shipping tips here:
https://www.usps.com/shippingdates/

Get more tips on how to mail packages to military personnel here:
http://militarybenefits.info/tips-for-sending-care-packages-to-the-military-overseas/

St. Louis-based A Soldier’s Wish List can connect you with someone in the military. You can then send packages and letters to them. It’s a great way for groups or individuals to reach out and support our troops. Sign up here:http://asoldierswishlist.org/

Send a holiday card to the troops through the Red Cross.Their goal is to collect 20,000 cards for the annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program. This is a great project for businesses, clubs, organizations and schools. Find out more about the St. Louis collections, and sign up your group here:
http://www.redcross.org/mo/st-louis/local-programs/holiday-mail

A House Springs couple has organized “I Am An American Soldier” to help send packages to military personnel. Find out how you can help: https://www.facebook.com/americansoldieron

DONATIONS

The USO of Missouri, stationed at Lambert Airport, is always looking for individually-wrapped snack items and personal hygiene items. Find out what they need and how to volunteer at the USO:
http://www.usomissouri.org/make-donation

The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation has been building homes for multiple amputees, including Cpl. Todd Nicely, from St. Louis. He now has a smart home near Lake Of The Ozarks. You can still help him, and other veterans who need homes to accommodate their new needs. Find out how to help: https://tunneltotowersfoundation.org

The St. Patrick’s Center offers an employment program for both male and female veterans.  The program is called Project Hero and it helps provide housing, employment, and recovery opportunities to veterans struggling with homelessness.  The St. Patrick’s Center welcomes donations for Project Hero: http://www.stpatrickcenter.org/our-programs/project-hero/

The Joshua Chamberlain Society is a charity that strives to support veterans who have received long term and life altering injuries while serving.  They are accepting donations at: http://stl.chamberlainsociety.org/donate.php

The Mission Continues supplies post September 11 veterans with community service fellowships.  The goal of this program is to bring veterans and civilians together in service.  The Mission Continues helps returning veterans once again become connected with their community.  The Mission Continues offers a variety of ways to support the cause: https://missioncontinues.org/support-us/donate

Operation Undergarment was started to help provide clothing to wounded military personnel. After arriving at the hospital, their clothing is removedand they are transported to Germany or the states for more care – often with nothing but a hospital gown or blanket. They collect underwear, robes, socks and more. Find out how to help: http://www.operationundergarment.com/

LifeWaters veterans scuba program helps paralyzed veterans get in the water and experience the freedom of weightlessness in a recreational and therapeutic activity. The program is run through the St. Louis VA. The program takes local veterans on an annual scuba trip to Cozumel. Find out how to help here: https://www.facebook.com/LifeWaters

The St. Louis VA accepts donations and has a volunteer program. They are looking for individually-wrapped cookies and snacks, as well as new underwear, socks and such. You can find out how to apply to volunteer and what items they accept as donations here: http://www.stlouis.va.gov/giving/index.asp

2 comments

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    I help our veterans serving Israel by paying my taxes, of which an outrageously high percentage (50%) goes directly to the military to pay their salaries and benefits, among other wasteful things. I think that’s enough.

    • TK

      You are truly a DISGRACE to this unbelievable country you have had the blessing to be born in! The people you decide to downplay are the same people who protect your freedoms to be a complete idiot!

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