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Best Military Charity (Looking For Suggestions on Where to Donate Money)
http://www.bermanpost.com/2010/02/military-charity.html ^

Posted on 02/25/2010 9:34:23 AM PST by BermanPost

When I first put up ads at my site I said I plan to donate some of the money that I make to worthy causes/organizations. Now that I have passed the threshold and have a check heading my way, I am soliciting suggestions for military charities you consider notable.

You know what a good charity is I am hoping you vets will know good military charities; especially the smaller ones that do great work but do not get the attention and really need the money.

You can comment with your suggestion(s) here or at the post, you do not need to comment in both places. Early next week I will create a poll and invite you to help me decide where the money should go.


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1 posted on 02/25/2010 9:34:23 AM PST by BermanPost
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To: BermanPost

VFW


2 posted on 02/25/2010 9:35:47 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: BermanPost

Fisher House


3 posted on 02/25/2010 9:36:01 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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I’ll second Fisher House..


4 posted on 02/25/2010 9:37:44 AM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: BermanPost

USO


5 posted on 02/25/2010 9:37:48 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BermanPost

Big list here...
http://www.military.com/benefits/resources/military-charity-associations


6 posted on 02/25/2010 9:38:03 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: BermanPost
Homes For Our Troops

http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer

7 posted on 02/25/2010 9:42:10 AM PST by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: BermanPost

In the interest of full disclosure, I am the founder of the Silver Star Families of America.

But I can tell you that the SSFOA is a wonderful organization that helps our wounded, ill, injured and dying veterans.

And we do it all on a shoestring spending AT LEAST 95% of everey dollar directly on our veterans.

www.silverstarfamilies.org


8 posted on 02/25/2010 9:42:17 AM PST by Steve Newton (Pappy)
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To: BermanPost

Wounded Warrior Foundation


9 posted on 02/25/2010 9:42:42 AM PST by bt579 (America elected a reader when it needs a leader. Clean the House in 2010, Right the Wrong in 2012.)
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I also regularly contribute to Wounded Warriors. I think that’s the best. We had a home built here in Mobile by Homes for Heroes and I also donated to that. I don’t think any of us can do too much for our heroes.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 9:43:57 AM PST by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: BermanPost

I think this is the one Rush supports annually.
I think it is a great charity. No exra money,
if I had, I would.

http://www.mc-lef.org/


11 posted on 02/25/2010 9:45:04 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: BermanPost

AER...Army Emergency Relief


12 posted on 02/25/2010 9:46:36 AM PST by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: silverleaf

I’ll third the Fisher House. They have been a life saver for many a Military Family during their worst moments.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 9:52:27 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: csmusaret
As a veteran and former Solider, I can personally attest to the great work that AER did and does for the US Army.


My soldiers and I have nothing but positive experiences with them!

14 posted on 02/25/2010 9:53:52 AM PST by Nat Turner (Escaped from NY in 1983 and not ever going back....)
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To: BermanPost
There likely is no "best" military charity. The one I've chosen to give to is "The Coaltion to Salute America's Heros". They give immediate, emergency funds to badly wounded vets who've recently come home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The funds help the vets pay their bills and care for their families.
15 posted on 02/25/2010 9:56:51 AM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: BermanPost

Here is a place I would support if I had the money

http://www.homesforourtroops.org

They either Build or Adapt homes for severely wounded troops at no cost. They did a few around me and was very impressed, as otherwise these guys would end up in a nursing home because they couldn’t get around other homes.

Bear :-)


16 posted on 02/25/2010 10:10:37 AM PST by MA~Bear
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To: armymarinemom

A 4th vote for Fisher house.


17 posted on 02/25/2010 10:11:16 AM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: BermanPost
Any conservative campaign running against 0bama in 2012.

In all seriousness... I'd say Wounded Warriors.

18 posted on 02/25/2010 10:11:50 AM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: BermanPost

A good friend of mine is very involved with “adopt a deployed family” through his church. Although this may not be the answer you were looking for, you (or anyone) can message me for information on how to either get involved with him, or perhaps at your own church. They support the local families of deployed troops, as well as send goods to those that are deployed. It is a really impactful program.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 10:13:34 AM PST by The_Sword_of_Groo (Dum spiramus tuebimur - "While We Have Breath, We Will Defend")
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To: BermanPost

Several Marine spouses I know work for Soldiers’ Angels. They help put together packages for troops. In addition, several veterans I know work for the organization. The group is a regular feature at http://www.blackfive.net also.


20 posted on 02/25/2010 10:36:36 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Nat Turner

I assume the other services have similar agencies, but like you’ I can assure everyone that AER is an effective way to help Soldiers in need.


21 posted on 02/25/2010 10:38:31 AM PST by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: BermanPost

Alpha Omega Houses, they are transition houses for recovering addicted Veterans. We have several here in Memphis, TN, must be more across the country.


22 posted on 02/25/2010 10:49:00 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA

Special Operations Warrior Foundation


23 posted on 02/26/2010 7:25:46 PM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: BermanPost; Pavegunner72

I second Pavegunner72’s pick

“Special Operations Warrior Foundation”


24 posted on 02/28/2010 4:31:15 AM PST by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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