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4 Ways To Help Military Families

4 Ways to Help Military Families

Like many of you, I have quite a few military veterans in my family.  These are people who have dedicated their lives to fight for the country, yet they often return home from war to face the most difficult battles. Those injured may need to learn to live with limited mobility or loss of a limb. For others, post traumatic stress disorder or brain injuries can make their return to civilian life a struggle. There are countless ways to help military families for their service to the country. Here are a few simple things you can do to help military families that can really make a difference.

Say “thank you”

Saying a simple “thank you” to a veteran is a great way to honor their service. It’s simple, but it can make a huge impact. Some veterans have never heard those simple kind words.  If you are a business owner, you can also offer veteran discounts on your products and/or services as a way of showing gratitude.


Veterans often need assistance in many areas of life including educational, financial, career, health and social. If you are interested in volunteering your time, contact one of many registered veteran foundations to determine the right service organization that will best match your talents and availability.

Make a financial donation

Veterans organizations accept much needed financial donations to continue the services they provide. Donations to a registered nonprofit organization can be deducted on your federal income taxes.

Offer military discounts

Offering discounts to active military families and veterans can be really helpful, especially for families that may be falling behind on their bills.  One company that is currently doing a great job in this respect is Direct Energy.  Direct energy is one of the largest retail providers in electricity, natural gas and home services that is committed to giving back to the military community. Members of the military get exclusive rates on electricity plans and or gas plans depending on their areas.

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If you know someone who could benefit from this, please be sure to direct them to the Direct Energy military portal HERE.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "