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Yellow Ribbon Fund: real support for troops & families

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Hey, the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America helps vets on one level, but a number of small groups focus on other needs not addressed by anyone.

The Yellow Ribbon Fund's mission is to "Welcome Our Injured Service Members Home." They do this by supplying free rental cars to family members, (1,000 in four years), free cab vouchers, hotels, apartments, job mentoring and internships, and free tickets to cultural and sporting events.

A new program, The Family Caregiver Program, helps the wives and mothers of the injured. Stephen Colbert has raised over $250,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund through sales of his Wrist Strong Bracelets.