The topic of military charities has come up and two Orgs stand out. The USO and the Wounded Warrior Project are two that stand out the most to me and some others. I’ve had some positive experiences with the USO and one time they really helped me out when I didn’t even ask.
I was on my way home and at the airport found that our flight had been canceled for some reason. There were a couple other soldiers on the same flight… we were left high and dry by American Airlines. This guy from the USO comes up. Said he got us seats on another airline that was getting ready to take off. Our luggage was transfered and we had some nice seats on a direct flight on Delta. This USO dude set it all up for us, unasked. He just saw some soldiers that needed a hand, and he did it. The USO does that. They help out a lot more that just that… a lot of troops have good things to say about the USO.
Then there is the Wounded Warrior Project that is just incredible. I’ve not dealt with them directly, but lots of guys have. Guys that need more than help getting a flight at the airport. Guys that need help beyond the normal VA support chain gives.
You guys of The Horde may have other Orgs that you like too… These are my two picks.