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Old 09-26-2013, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I'd like to hear from the many current military and veterans in our area:

There are a number of charities out there -- the USO, the Wounded Warrior Program, and others. For those of us who would like to support one of the military-related charities, which one is most deserving.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Those two i would support in a heart beat.

Also Fisher house and Operation Homefront.

It would depend what you're hoping to do. The USO is used by nearly all service members and their families in several capacities every day. It is a beacon in airports (especially international ones) and perhaps one of the only sources of morale for those deployed.

The others (wounded warrior, Fisher house, and to a lesser degree, homefront) are used by a smaller percentage of people who REALLY need that help right then.
So do you want to help the general military population, or the smaller number of those in more urgent need? No wrong answer - some people just prefer one or the other.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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When I worked for the Army, we included AER (Army Emergency Relief) in our annual giving, as well as the USO.
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