Christmas is a time joy and together. Yet, the Holiday season can be particularly difficult for military personnel and their families who are separated by deployment or simply struggling financially. The stress and hardship of deployment can create an incredibly lonesome holiday setting for both personnel abroad and their families holding the fort at home. In addition, many families who are blessed and able to spend the holiday together can experience hardships with the added financial burden that Christmas brings to many each year.
Service members serve on all seven continents — there is one service member in Antarctica — and on all the seas. Military personnel serve in more than 170 countries. Sailors will man their ships from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Mexico. Navy officials maintain that roughly a third of the Navy is deployed at any one time. Air Force missileers and airmen are in the silos, by the planes and in the command centers ensuring the nuclear system is ready if needed. What will your community do to brighten the > 100,000 Solders, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen deployed and separated from their families?
The Veterans Health and Wellness Foundation (VHWF) works to help raise awareness via our impact areas to – Amplify the Voices of Veteran Communities. We invite you to join us as an individual supporter, as a partner or as a donor in support of our mission and vision to expanded our Veteran Medical Neighborhood™ (VMNC) model.