At the end of year, like many of you, I look for good causes. Part of that search is no doubt connected to the end of the tax year (charitable deductions), and part of it is the holiday season, but I'd like to believe that there's more to it.
It has been a tough year, especially economically, for many people. This is the time of the year that I reflect on how grateful I should be for my own life situation.
My wife and I picked three causes to support this year. On this post, I'll write about one of those - Homes for Our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004. They focus on helping our returning soldiers who have serious disabilities and injuries.
They assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a customized home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at NO COST to the Veterans.
On their website, you can look to see their activities in your own state or region.
The American Institute of Philanthropy, one of the country’s premier charity watchdog organizations, has included Homes for Our Troops in their “Top-Rated Veterans & Military Charities” listing. Only 5 of the 32 Veterans charities rated by AIP are included in the Top-Rated Category.
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