This question came up recently on one of the forums I am a member of. Not specifically about donating a car:) Then I get this opportunity to blog about and I think it was kind of opportune. Basically the question is, what do we do to help out our veterans? In the forum I mentioned, we had been talking about the holidays and how hard it has to be for some veterans and soldiers overseas, etc. And then we got into a long discussion on donations, helping with food, money, etc. Needless to say, we all decided we don't do as much as we could be doing. And no, I am am going to donate my car, but there is so much we could be doing to help them. Especially after all they have done for us and our country.
#1. Letter Writing.
I know this seems like such a small thing. I mean, in this day and age of technology, most people don't even write regular letters anymore. I make a point to write a letter, or at least a card, once a month. Kind of helps being a member of a group about helping a sister. Pushes you to get out of your comfort zone and do something. But back to writing a letter to a veteran, getting a small letter or a postcard can really brighten somebody's day. A lot of people participate in it over the holidays but what about after that time? Get the children involved and have them all write a letter. Or maybe make it a family letter and the kids can include a coloring page or something. It sounds so small and yet it can bring so much comfort and enjoyment for someone.
This can be a lot of things. Time, money, food, etc. Maybe you have a veteran in your area you personally know. Why not make them a meal? Or if you have a group in your area for veterans, why not donate some time helping out. It is a great way to get the kids involved in something that will do them good. They may not think much of it at first, but in the end it will be a benefit. And who knows, they may end up loving it!
This is a very big subject and yet not often talked about. Get involved with your veterans and make sure they know they are appreciated. You will feel so much better for it.
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