As the holidays approach, thousands of troops will be spending the season in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the second in a row for many. Others who are now home, either permanently or until their next deployment, will be spending their first holiday season at home while dealing with the psychological wounds of war.
The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide, which we recently published online, is a detailed manual for veterans and their families for both the transition to life after deployment and for getting appropriate benefits that will prove indispensable for veterans and their families any time of year. It is especially important that we get copies to every Family Assistance Center this holiday season.
PLEASE HELP US ENSURE THAT ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
Multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have taken their toll on our troops who often return to a health care system ill-equipped, and in some cases unwilling, to deal with their mental wounds. We have seen problems soldiers face at places like Fort Drum, where those in need of psychological help had to wait up to two months for an appointment, and in Alaska where members of the National Guard must spend $1700 in travel expenses for an appointment with a mental health professional. Our Wounded Warrior Outreach program is designed to make sure that any servicemember who needs help doesn't have to deal with this mess of red tape.
OUR WOUNDED WARRIOR OUTREACH PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO HELP SERVICEMEMBERS IN NEED QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP IN HELPING THEM THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.
Please ensure that this season brings happy holidays to all our troops and veterans. Visit http://www.veteransforamerica.org/donate.
Happy Holidays, and thank you for your support,
This is truly veterans helping veterans, Bobby is the epitome of a vet helping a vet.
Monday, December 8, 2008