Give Back to Our Wounded Heroes
On my website Red Headed Book Lover, I am proud to support military charities through my reviews and services. All profits made through the Amazon affiliate links below each review are donated equally between four military charities who provide incredible help and support for veterans and military families. The four charities I donate the profits too are the Semper Fi Fund, The Royal Marines Charity, PTSD Foundation of America and Wounded Warrior Project; all of whom provide help in different ways to our serving and wounded heroes. If you would like to read more about the charities, then please read further as I will be providing short descriptions of the charities and the wonderful work they do.
As a Marine wife who knows many military families, I am passionate about helping those in need and providing help and support when I can. The foundation of Red Headed Book Lover was always to share wonderful books with readers all over the world through my reviews but I am happy that my website has grown bigger than I could ever have expected because now I am able to help military charities and so can readers through purchasing phenomenal books through my website. Author Spotlights and my Repost Service are two of the four services I provide on my website and the full fee from the Spotlights and Repost Service are equally donated between the four military charities I support.
If you are a reader or author who knows of a charity that provides excellent help to those that have served and are serving in the military then please either comment the charity or email me through my contact form and I will consider donating the profits to them also. Thank you so much for reading book lovers and authors. Please read further to find out more about the four charities.
Semper Fi Fund – Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We deliver the resources they need during recovery and transition back to their communities, working to ensure no one is left behind.
The Royal Marines Charity – The Royal Marines Charity seek to support our wounded and injured in any way we can. But we also seek to improve the quality of life for each and every Royal Marine. And they continue this support long after our people have severed their formal links to the Corps.
PTSD Foundation of America – PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring to our combat veterans and their families with post-traumatic stress. Many warriors are coming home with visible wounds; countless others are coming home with scars we cannot see, wounded souls from witnessing the horrors of war over and over again – PTSD. We feel it is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.
Wounded Warrior Project – Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization that helps Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while service in the military on or after September 11, 2001.
More Charities That Do Wonderful Work
Paws for Veterans – Paws for Veterans provide our nations combat injured Heroes and First Responder Heroes, that suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and affiliated physical disabilities with task trained medical service dogs as well as supplies, therapeutic group sessions, and natural treatment alternatives. Their program delivers an all-around lifelong support system focusing on a more natural alternative to healing our Veterans and First Responder’s bodies and minds while at the same time saving the lives of shelter dogs that would otherwise be facing euthanasia.
Homes for Our Troops – Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Hope for the Warriors – We believe those touched by military service can succeed at home by restoring their sense of self, family, and hope. Nationally, Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society – The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Service of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.
Puppies Behind Bars – Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and first responders, as well as explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of 8 weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months. As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society rather than take from it. PBB programs bring the love and healing of dogs to hundreds of individuals every year. The dogs bring hope and pride to their raisers, and independence and security to those they serve.
Never before have I come across such an important cause. The cause I would love for you readers to support is HERE. Leilani Anastasia is an author but this is her pen name, her real name is Lisa Ocelnik and sadly her partner of two years took his life because of combat PTSD. Lisa has decided to create a campaign with a goal of $5,000 to fund a new book which will explore Combat PTSD and Veteran suicide which are very important topics that need to be discussed. As you readers know I have supported military charities through my work for some time now on my website and one of the key charities I donate to is the PTSD Foundation of America. There are 22 (or more) Veteran suicides a day, every time a wounded warrior takes their life it hurts the family unit too. It is a tragedy and something needs to change, that is why if you could give just $5 or even $10 to this campaign that would be incredible. Thank you for reading book lovers.