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How to Help our Military, Our Vets, and Their Families?

Many people would like to help. They don't know how to begin as it can be a huge and confusing endeavor.

Here are some questions we need to ask ourselves:

  • Do you want to help friends or family that are veterans or are in the military at this time?
  • Do you want to help on the local, national, or possibly the International  stage?
  • Do you want to donate your time, money or a combination of both?
  • Would you like to donate a car or help drive veterans to their appointments?
  • Do you have a business that can donate food like day old bread, lodging or even entertainment such as taking a vet fishing.

In other words take a little time and think of ways you can help. I actually know veterans right in my home town that have financed their own trips to Vietnam to help orphans and the problems there that the war caused.

This is actually extremely healing to the vets that have done this. That is why I mentioned the International Stage.

There are so many ways to help. I won't try to list them all here or the many organizations but I will be glad to help you make an informed decision. I have almost 50 years of experience as a 100% Disabled Vietnam Veteran.

If you want to know how to help ask the older vets like me that have been around the block.

Every town has ways that you could pitch in. Do a Google search for the Towns,  States, or Countries that you want to become active in.

Here are some suggestions:

  • volunteer to help veterans los angeles
  • volunteer at the VA Boston
  • drive a veteran
  • feed a veteran
  • help our veterans families

This list could go on and on.

Read a Book!!!

Another really important area that gets completely over looked is taking the time to understand what your family's veteran or active Military Member is going through. How can you understand what PTSD or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) is without at least a basic learning curve. Your Vet really needs you to understand some basics. For instance you would be really surprised at how many times people ask “What did it feel like to kill someone”! That is a Gigantic No No on so many levels.

There are some good books out there written by doctors and psychiatrists but if you really want to feel the angst and anger you need to read books by the actual vets themselves....

I have a book that has helped a lot of vets but even more important is the knowledge that I was able to pass on to the family members that haven't personally spent time in a war zone.

If you are interested in mine the title is “The Warzone PTSD Survivors Guide” by Don Parent. That’s me!

Another way you can help a vet is to get them important information on their health both physically and mentally.

Unfortunately the only information available to most of them is Drug Related. Fortunately more and more Doctors and Naturopathic Doctors are realizing that there are actual concentrated Super Foods that are working wonders on PTSD, TBI, the diabetes caused by Agent Orange and much more. I’m talking zero drugs!!!

I’ll be happy to give you much more info on this: Email Me

Here is a link to my Veterans Blog that has some informative Health articles in it:

Veterans Healing & Wellness

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