Memorial Day is just around the corner and, for many, that means it’s time to relax, eat some good food and enjoy long weekend. The truth is, however, we can often get caught up in the relaxation and forget the true meaning behind the holiday.
At JBA Chevrolet, we believe it’s important to take a step back and show our respect to those who put their lives on the line every day for the beautiful country we will be enjoying this Memorial Day. In honor of this upcoming holiday weekend, we’ve chosen to highlight three charities that work to benefit the lives of our brave soldiers and their families.
The Memorial Day Foundation completely dedicated to bringing awareness to the meaning of Memorial Day. This organization shows their appreciation to soldiers and their families by creating floral arrangements that will be placed in honor of Memorial Day. Getting involved with The Memorial Day Foundation is a great way to show your appreciation this weekend! Why? Well, the donated funds go directly towards these beautiful floral arrangements, Thank You cards and honor the memory of American soldiers to have lost their lives.
Homes For Our Troops is a non-profit organization that dedicates 100% of their funds to helping those who were affected by the attacks on 9/11. Both Veterans and their families are eligible for help from Home For Our Troops. This fantastic organization offers several ways for individuals to get involved over Memorial Day weekend, including donating funds online or helping to build a home for a family near you.
Want to know more about how you can help? Homes For Our Troops website includes a map that will help you locate the closest project in need of volunteers.
Fisher House Foundation provides members of our military a free stay at their “comfort homes,” specifically designed for family members of veterans receiving medical treatment. The folks behind the Fisher House Foundation believe that there is no better way to help those who are hurting than having their family by their side. When families need a safe and comforting place to stay, the Fisher House Foundation is there to help.
How can you make a donation? The Fisher House Foundation has partnered up with many other organizations that also donate portions of their profits to this charity. As a donor, the Fisher House Foundation gives you the choice have directing your funds providing housing for Military families or towards flying in Military family members to be closer to their loved ones during treatment.
Even if you choose to relax this Memorial Day weekend, it’s important that we don’t forget the the true meaning behind this patriotic holiday. We are happy to highlight just some of the many admirable not-for-profit organizations that could certainly use a helping hand this Memorial Day weekend.