Friday, December 21, 2012

Helping Veterans

It seems that around the holidays every year, many people start thinking of how they can help others. I know a lot of the season revolves around getting and giving gifts, but I think there are many who, for some reason, realize that they have been blessed, and start looking around for how they can pass those blessings on to others. One area that is very important to me is helping veterans. With a Dad and Grandfather who both served in the US Military (my Dad was actually in 2 branches; Air Force and Army), as well as a multitude of friends who either actively serve, or have retired from the military, I love hearing and learning about organizations that help veterans. That's why I was excited to learn about Vets Vehicles, a really great way to give back to the men and women who gave so selflessly and freely to defend our country.

Vets Vehicles is a unique service that accepts just about any car or vehicle for donation. Even if the car doesn't run, they'll likely accept it. And it doesn't have to be a car either; they'll take motorcycles, RV's, boats, and farm equipment. Each donation supports the veterans groups on Vets Vehicles list. These include AMVETS and Special Operations Warriors Foundation. Unlike many vehicle donation companies that may end up taking more money than gets passed on to the charities they "support", Vets Vehicles sends all the money from donations directly to the charities! That is the kind of group I like to work with in donations, because knowing that the money will get used to help people, is what really matters.

So, while looking around you for a way to help others this holiday season, why not consider donating a vehicle to Vets Vehicles? Or, if you don't have the ability to do something that big, please look around-there is always a way to help a veteran, even with a simple a gesture like inviting them over for a holiday dinner, or just a heartfelt thank-you! However, if you do want to look into the possibility of donating a car to Vets Vehicles, yo can find all the answers to your questions on their website.

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