For servicemen and women returning home, finding a place in the civilian world can be difficult.
Many veterans are coping with physical injuries, struggling with PTSD and affected by other disabilities sustained during their service.
Because of these and other factors, men and women who have served their country so bravely find themselves unemployed, even homeless. Nationally, an estimated 107,000 veterans find themselves without a home each night.
According to The Washington Post, unemployment among young veterans hit a high of 21 percent earlier this year.
How To Help:
- Hire Heroes USA offers veterans job training and job placement help. Fans of the organization can support it by making a donation or volunteering.
- Wall Street Warfighters Foundation helps train veterans for jobs in financial industries. Supporters can make a donation to the organization or volunteer to help veterans learning the ropes on Wall Street.
- Merging a desire to help veterans with an investment in the environment, Veterans Green Jobs trains former servicemen and women to work in renewable energy, environmental conservation and other eco-friendly fields. Donors can make an online contribution to help further the organization's mission.