Cause of the Week: Military Support

 Military Support web banner icon of service medal Cause sub-categories: Veterans (Veterans Day, Nov. 11), Military Spouses, Military Children, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Medical Services, Job Training / Workforce Reentry 

“The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.” Calvin Coolidge 


More than 4.4 million heroes have served in the military since September 11, 2001. The unwavering sacrifices made by those called to serve in our nation’s defense can result in hardships for them and their families. Long separations, frequent moves, holidays and celebrations spent apart, and uncertain futures put incalculable strain on active duty members, their spouses, and their children. Additionally, many service members return from deployments bearing physical, mental, and emotional scars that they and their loved ones must deal with for the rest of their lives. 

It is ironic that those who defend our way of life are sometimes prevented from achieving the American dream themselves. In 2011, the Veteran unemployment rate was 12.1 percent, considerably higher than the non-Veteran rate of 8.7 percent. Approximately 200,000 service members are expected to transition to civilian life each year over the next four years. Military service should not prevent American families from thriving. 

Your gift through a CFC charity can empower active duty service members and their families to live productive, successful lives, giving back to them as they give back to our country.  

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