There are nearly 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States, with 20 percent caring for and supporting post-9/11 veterans. Military caregivers are hidden heroes, dedicating their time, efforts, and love to a role that receives little recognition and acknowledgment.
Good work is being done to help our injured heroes and their families, and you can help! Here are three easy ways you can support military caregivers in 2017.
1. Pledge your support
Points of Light, in partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, is calling together its community of changemakers to pledge a gesture of gratitude to the people caring for our service members, veterans, and their families. Take the pledge to support military caregivers.
2. Become informed
Points of Light is proud to partner with PsychArmor, the only national institute of its kind dedicated to bridging the civilian-military divide through free online education and a support center staffed with mental health experts.
Whether it is a one-time volunteer project or an ongoing commitment, your actions will make a difference to military caregivers in your community. You can find an existing project by searching All for Good. Or, create your own volunteer project. If you are unsure where to start, check out our tips and best practices for DIY projects.
Interested in learning more? Points of Light’s Military Initiatives support service members, veterans, their families, and families of the fallen through volunteer opportunities. Together, civilian volunteers and military members can address our communities’ greatest challenges.