Looking For Gifts For Military Veterans? Check Out These Veteran-Focused Charities
Our fine, hand-crafted creations at Potter’s Fire are meant to benefit anyone from any walk of life, but we really want to highlight our signature heritage line of custom mugs and beer tankards for military veterans. There’s nothing quite like a handmade, thoughtful gift from someone you love, and Potter’s Fire is confident that the war veteran in your life will love and appreciate one of our custom-made barware or mug pieces as a remembrance of the time that they served in the military.
Military veterans deserve the highest levels of respect, considering the sacrifice that they’ve paid to protect the freedoms and liberties of the United States and beyond. To show your respect and appreciation for their time served, we know that one of our beautifully crafted, custom pottery pieces, complete with unit insignias and personalized hand engravings, will really go the extra mile express your gratitude for these American heroes.
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Along with our wonderful selection of custom handmade pottery pieces, a good way to support military veterans is by donating to the right veteran-focused charities and organizations. Potter’s Fire is all about ways to actively support military veterans, and that’s why today’s blog post is dedicated to various charities that directly support the veteran in your life. Continue reading on to discover some organizations that directly benefit and support military vets.
Fisher House Foundation
The Fisher House Foundation is a well-known and well-respected military veteran organization. The foundation is based on a network of comfortable homes where the families of veterans can stay at a no cost while a loved one receives medical treatment. Usually, the homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close and accessible to the medical center or hospital in their local community.
Fisher houses come with private bedrooms and bathrooms in addition to a shared common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room. Best of all, the Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee associated with their services. Since the Fisher House Foundation was launched, the charitable program has saved military and veteran’s families an estimated $360 million in out-of-pocket costs for veteran lodging and transportation.
With a score of 96.7 out of 100 from CharityNavigator, an objective reviewer and guide to determining the legitimacy of a charitable organization, the Fisher House Foundation is a well-established and worthwhile cause to look into. If you think your home might be a good fit, visit their website for more information.
With a score of 96.36 from CharityNavigator, this is also a very credible organization to consider donating to. Operation Homefront addresses the issue that many soldiers face when returning home from tour, which is the fact that many of them don’t have much to come back to in the way of a career, local community, and so forth. Poverty is a massively important issue that affects countless military veterans, and that’s exactly what Operation Homefront deals with.
By providing things like food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, transportation, moving assistance, home goods and financial assistance to military families in need, Operation Homefront has helped alleviate poverty for countless veterans across the United States.
Hire Heroes USA
Ensuring that military veterans have a stable job when they return from a tour is a great way to fight the poverty that we just mentioned above, and Hire Heroes is an organization that specifically addresses the need for post-war-tour employment. Hire Heroes allows active military and veterans to receive training in various career development applications such as resume building, interview skills, and self-marketing.
As a national nonprofit headquartered in Georgia (with seven additional offices throughout the United States), Hire Heroes provides free, expert career coaching and job sourcing to more than a thousand transitioning U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses every week. Overall, this non-profit veteran organization has helped more than 17,000 military veterans and spouses move into new and exciting careers, thereby generating an economic impact of around $200 million!
Army Emergency Relief Fund
Also known simply as Army Emergency Relief, this is a well-established, long-time non-profit and charitable organization that’s independent of (but closely associated with) the United States Army. The organization was founded all the way back in 1942 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.
The mission of the Army Emergency Relief Fund is to help United States soldiers, as well as their dependents, by providing emergency aid. This emergency aid can be in the form of a direct grant (a cash gift, not to be repaid) or an interest-free loan, and also by giving college scholarships to children of soldiers. Under United States army regulations, officers must recommend whether a particular soldier is in need of aid or not.
DAV (Disabled American Veterans)
Disabled American Veterans serves as a great alternative to the Wounded Warrior Project. Branded as ‘a legacy of service, hope for the future,’ Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and ages, as well as support for their families. With more than 292,000 benefits claims annually, the nonprofit organization has provided veterans in need of medical appointments with more than 670,000 rides.
Additionally, Disabled American Veterans is a leader in connecting military veterans with meaningful employment by hosting job fairs as well as providing various educational and occupational resources, ensuring that these veterans have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream that their sacrifices have helped safeguard.
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Donating to a credible and worthwhile veteran nonprofit organization is a fantastic way to show your support and actually help military veterans with their day-to-day lives and overall quality of living. Buying a custom, handmade veteran coffee mug or military beer stein is a great way for you to show additional support to the military veteran in your life, and also serves as a nice, personal gift that will carry sentimental value for the rest of their life.
While it’s hard to really know what it’s like to be in a veteran’s shoes, a handcrafted veteran gift will show that you truly care and appreciate their sacrifice for our country. To learn more about the business philosophy behind Potter’s Fire, visit here or shop our collections now!