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Military Families Week: How You Can Help

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In honor of Military Families Week, HuffPost Impact is recognizing the sacrifice and service of both the military members who have served our country and the families who have supported their service.

HuffPost Impact's Military Families page provides our service members and their loved ones with resources, poses new ideas for serving those who have served and lets our readers know how they can help.

To that end, if you're feeling inspired and want to get involved, check out the organizations below and find out how you can support military members and their families.

Hire Heroes USA
As vets transition back to civilian life, finding work can oftentimes be difficult. Hire Heroes USA offers transition assistance, job search assistance and job placement services to military members and their spouses.

To get involved with Hire Heroes USA, click here.

Operation Home Front
For some veterans, financial struggles are just one of the many facets of a new and difficult life. Operation Home Front provides emergency financial assistance to military veterans and their families, and partners with other organizations to make sure the needs of vets and their families are met.

To donate to Operation Home Front, click here.

The United Service Organizations
The United Service Organizations lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families by providing quality entertainment, innovative programs and critical support to forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and the families of the fallen. .

To get involved with USO, click here.

Homes for our Troops
Veterans wounded in battle face a new set of challenges -- but Homes For Our Troops makes sure a staircase isn't on the list. The organization builds homes completely free of charge for wounded soldiers and their families by raising money and taking on professional building volunteers and supply donations.

To donate to Homes For Our Troops, click here.

Project FOOT
Project FOOT (Families Of Our Troops) focuses on ending veteran homelessness through housing and food assistance programs and travel and communication assistance for the families of military veterans. The organization also provides business attire and writing workshops for vets hoping to gain employment.

To donate to Project FOOT, click here.

Wounded Warrior Project
Ranked the best nonprofit in the country to work for, the Wounded Warrior Project provides support to military families through retreats, and My Care Crew Network -- a place where families near each other can connect and support one another.

To donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, click here.

Coming Home Project
Providing a holistic approach to support, the Coming Home Project offers retreats for military families that address emotional, relational, physical and mental distress on both veterans, their husbands or wives, and children.

To get involved with the Coming Home Project, click here.

Still not sure how to get involved? The Department of Veteran Affairs can help, setting up volunteer opportunities at Veteran Centers or connecting you to other nonprofits in your area.

For more on Military Families Week, click here.

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