It is not an easy life for the military spouse, but during wartime the hardships they deal with on a daily basis are astronomical.
Most of the military spouses can tell you that they didn't choose this lifestyle by choice. The only choice they made was falling in love with a soldier.
Whether or not you believe in war or not, these spouses and our troops at war should be given the respect, but more importantly, support.
So how can you help?
There are several reputable support organizations that offer a way for folks to help support the local military and they include:
- Gift of Groceries
Gift of Groceries began in fall of 2002 as a customer service support program, but has evolved into much more. For the first time an average American can help support military families in need by purchasing gift certificates for use at Military Commissaries.
- Eagle Family Support Fund
Eagle Family Support Fund is fund set up by the Junior Enlisted Family Center at Fort Campbell to assist the struggling families and spouses of the junior enlisted. Your entire (tax deductible) contribution will go directly to the immediate needs of enlisted families most at risk. The Junior Enlisted Family Center is ran by volunteers and is a non-profit organization.
- Operation Dear Abby
Operation Dear Abby, has brought joy to hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel deployed away from home around the world. You can show your support of our soldiers and send them a message.
- Support Our Troops
Support Our Troops offers links to several organizations from Operation Uplink to USO Care Package. Plus a variety of other sponsor programs to help support the members of the Armed Forces overseas.