It's the time of year for appreciating what we have and those that make our lifestyles possible. For military families and those deployed overseas, a little extra appreciation from the rest of us is never a bad idea. They've earned it!
We've put together a brief slideshow featuring Colorado charities/nonprofits dedicated to saying thanks and offering support. Click through, show some love, and if we left out your favorite, let us know in the comments:
The Home Front Cares -- Support For Families Of Deployed Troops
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The Home Front Cares
"Grants to Families Fund
| Assistance for car repairs, house repairs, childcare, evictions, food, and other family emergencies.
Energy Assistance Program
| As an agency of Energy Outreach Colorado, THFC receives limited grants to pay energy bills for all Active Duty, Activated Reserve and National Guard, and recent medically released Veterans, living in Colorado, who need financial assistance. (Deployment not required)
Wounded Troops/Casualty Assistance Fund
| Pays travel costs and incidental expenses of military family members traveling to visit seriously wounded service members in military hospitals. The same service is extended to family members to attend memorial services of service members killed in action.
Adaptive Housing and Vehicle Modification Program
| Help for disabled military and veterans in the State of Colorado in obtaining housing and vehicle modifications necessary to improve their quality of life and to aid them in adapting to their disabilities.
Welcome Home GWOT Heroes Program
| Started in January 2004, the Welcome Home GWOT Heroes Program has supported welcoming events for returning soldiers, airmen, and families along with Memorial Services, Wounded Warrior Socials, and other functions not readily supported by DOD funding. Welcome Home GWOT Heroes provides a link for local citizens to actively participate in welcoming home our Hungry Heroes via a partnership with the Southern Colorado McDonald's operators. It also supports special needs for wounded warrior units at local installation hospitals, rehabilitative facilities, and the Warrior Transition Unit."