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How can you support charities that help veterans?

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Charities that support veterans can usually use donations of cash, personal items or volunteer time. There are a very large number of different charities for veterans, and each asks for support in different ways.

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How can you support charities that help veterans?
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A list of charities that focus on veterans can be found at the Charity Navigator website. Some examples of charities that are highly rated in terms of accountability and transparency by that site include the Air Force Enlisted Village, the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Each of these charities has their own individual needs for support. The Air Force Enlisted Village asks for financial and vehicle donations and for volunteers to staff events and fundraisers. The DAV Charitable Service Trust also asks for financial and vehicle donations as do the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The St. Joseph Center asks for adult volunteers to supervise children and lead activities in their Early Learning Center and for general staff for their Homeless Service Center, Bread & Roses Cafe, food pantry, senior services and educational programs.

Those simply seeking to make a financial donation will find that many of these charities accept donations by credit card online or will take a check by mail.

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