Happy Veterans Day! Today, we recognize all of the brave men and women of the armed forces. Thank you to each and every one of these individuals for the service and sacrifices they’ve made for our country. Do you want to say thank you to America’s heroes every day? There are several different veterans charities out there that you can fundraise for. Here are a few everydayhero users who have gone above and beyond to raise money for military veterans.
Riding for the Troops
Ben German, Lucas Cobb and Kevin Duckworth knew they wanted to do something big to raise money for The Independence Fund, an organization that raises money for therapy and equipment for injured veterans. So, they set off across the United States on the motorcycle adventure of a lifetime—5,500 miles along some of the most scenic routes in the country, which they dubbed the “Tour to Enable.” Along the way, they shared their story and found others who their cause resonated with. By the time they returned home, they’d raised nearly $8,000 to support veterans.
Taking It to the Streets
Elena Rowland, a corporal in the military herself, knew the struggles that former military members faced when they returned home, dealing with both the physical and mental scars of battle. She was struck by the high levels of homelessness among veterans so, to raise awareness, she took to the streets. Along with 25 others, she lived on the streets for 24 hours to raise money for Mates4Mates. By the time their day ended, they had donated $6,000 to help returning veterans acclimate to post-combat life.