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Ways to Support Our Troops

 Reach out to military families in your community, especially those with a loved one overseas! Family members, friends, and concerned citizens can support our troops who are deployed by clicking one of the links below.





 Blue Star Banner

 Dangit Dolls
 American Red Cross
VA Medical Center

1.  Provide a Blue Star Banner to family members of service members. They can be purchased at


2.  Send a greeting via email through email our military


3.  Sign a virtual ‘thank-you’ card at the Defend America web site at


4.  Send a personal message via Stars and Stripes at (messages are limited to 50 words and printed on a first-come, first-served basis.


5.  Participate in the Gift of Groceries program at


6.  Volunteer to help make Dang-It Dolls or sponsor a box or two of stuffing or a box of dolls for shipping.  Donations can be made online.


7.  Support the American Red Cross Armed Forces Emergency Services at



8.  Volunteer at a VA Hospital  to honor Veterans from past conflicts










 Fisher House
 Hidden Wounds
1.  Donate a calling card to help keep service members in touch with their families at Operation Uplink at 


2.  Make a donation to one of the military relief societies:

  • Army Emergency Relief at

  • Navy/Marine Relief Society at

  • Air Force Aid Society at

  • Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at


    3.  Donate to Operation USO Care Package at


    4.  Support families whose loved ones are being treated at military and VA hospitals through a donation to the Fisher House at


    5.  Donate to Hidden Wounds at