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RESOURCES:

Helping our active Warriors (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans and their Families connect with the support they need and can use! 

The list below is intended to be an informational listing of verifiable resources that will help assist our active Warriors, Veterans and their Families with a variety of support needs.  If you know of any reputable organizations or programs that fit this category, please email us at [email protected] so we can review it for possible addition to this page. 

Although we will do our best to verify the validity/integrity of the resource links we post here, please be prudent and do your personal verification to ensure the resource is right for you and your individual situations before committing.  Each individual assumes full and sole responsibility for their use of any resource information posted herein and the results arising therefrom.

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VA RESOURCES:
https://www.myhealth.va.gov/index.html

My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care

Specific features in My HealtheVet are available to you based on your account type. All users who have a Basic account are able to view their self-entered information. If you are a VA patient, you can upgrade your account to Advanced or Premium. For more information about account types and what you can view, visit My HealtheVet Account Types.

Among the newest features available to Veterans with a Premium Account include VA Notes.  These are clinical notes that your health care team records during your appointments or hospital stays.  Also available are your VA Immunization records, more detailed lab reports and a list of your current medical issues. These features are in addition to prescription refills, VA Appointments and Secure Messaging – all very popular with Veterans!

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FAMILY ASSISTANCE RESOURCES:

Gary Sinise Foundation: (http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/)

“Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted. We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show our gratitude to our nation's defenders, we can always do a little more.” -(GARY SINISE)


Our Mission:

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our Nation by honoring our defenders, Veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

 

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Homes For Heroes: (www.homesforheroes.com)

Homes for Heroes® is a company that affiliates with Realtors®, lenders and other real estate-related service providers who offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. Our Heroes include military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers and others who make our communities a better place to live.

This program was created after the tragic events of 9/11 as a “Thank you” to the men and women who have given so much. Heroes across the country register on our website every day looking for the savings. We match them with Homes for Heroes® Affiliates in their area. Homes for Heroes® is now expanding its discounts beyond the home buying and selling process with our Friends of Heroes® program.

*Approval of assistance requests is solely in accordance with Homes for Heroes' procedures and policies.

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Operation Homefront: (www.operationhomefront.net)

-- Operation Homefront has a variety of programs, to include assistance requests, in categories such as the following:

Food Assistance, Auto Repair, Moving Assistance, Vision Care, Homefront Celebrations, OH Villages, Financial Assistance, Travel and Transportation, Home Repair, Essential Home Items, Morale Donated Items, Morale Holiday Programs, Community Events, Hearts of Valor, Military Child of the Year (R), and Homes on the Homefront. 

*Approval of financial assistance requests is solely in accordance with Operation Homefront's procedures and policies. 

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Wish Upon A Hero Foundation:

(https://www.wishuponaherofoundation.org/)
 -- Users may submit requests for financial needs assistance, fulfill the wishes of other heroes, or become involved in other events with the WUAHF. 

*Approval of financial assistance requests is solely in accordance with the WUAHF's procedures and policies. 

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Supplemental Food Allowance (Sailors)    
 -- Low-income servicemembers with dependents may benefit from the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance (FSSA) Program.

FSSA is an additional food allowance some military families may qualify for based on a member's household size and household income. The program is available for Sailors stationed in the United States and overseas. Members may be eligible for up to $1,100 per month. Active component and Reserve Sailors on active duty meeting dependent and income-eligibility requirements on the Defense Manpower Data Center website may participate in the FSSA program. To apply, Sailors must submit a signed application and associated documents through their chain of command to OPNAV N130 for final certification and approval.For more on military pay benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.

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FOR DISABLED / ELDERLY VETERANS:

CLEANING FOR HEROES: 

(http://www.cleaningforheroes.org/)

How Cleaning for Heroes Works

Cleaning for Heroes is a 501c3 non-profit working with cleaning companies nationwide. Cleaning companies who wish to participate in our program sign up as members. We coordinate cleaning companies willing to donate their services with the disabled and elderly veterans who need house cleaning help.

The Clients We Serve

Cleaning for Heroes provides FREE home cleaning services to members of the Armed Forces who have disabling injuries that make it difficult to clean their home. Elderly veterans living alone or with an aging spouse are also eligible.

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EASY WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: 

TELL THEM THANKS

(http://www.tellthemthanks.com/)
-- Members of Tell Them Thanks (a.k.a. "T3") "adopt" servicemen and women while they're deployed and commit to writing them at least one letter a month. 

This helps ensure that every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman can hear their name at mail call, and know that someone cares about them while they're away defending our freedom.  Many T3 members choose to write more than one letter a month and some also send care packages to show their support.  Please check out the T3 web site for specific details and "LIKE" them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TellThemThanks?ref=ts

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VETERAN TICKETS FOUNDATION:

(http://www.vettix.org/)
It’s in the nature of Military and Veterans to step up. So we did.
The kind of people who volunteer to serve their country, the ones who put their nation first and their own lives second, are the kind of people we need to honor everyday. Not just on Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and the Fourth of July, but everyday.

Through The Veteran Tickets Foundation, now those who care about our Military and Veterans have a way to give back. Everyday, in every city, there are events with empty seats that could be filled by those who serve or served. More than that, many event tickets are simply unaffordable for average people. We believe the events that bring Americans together in the spirit of celebration, competition and camaraderie—those all-American moments are the times we need welcome and acknowledge our Veterans.

Who we are.
We are a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. All contributions made to the organization are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. But most importantly, we’re a dedicated group of business people who are also Veterans.

We served our country. And now it’s our privilege to serve our Military and Veterans and to provide an opportunity for the rest of America to express its thanks and gratitude.

When our Military and Veterans go to an event for free, we want them to feel a collective “thank you” from all of us to all of them.

That’s what we are committed to creating, everyday.

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"THANKS-A-BUNCH":

(http://www.thanksabunch.org/milcom/?oid=1010_6?ESRC=mrvr.nl)

 -- Thanks-A-Bunch™ and Military.com have come together to offer you a unique opportunity to say "thanks" to our troops, our Veterans and their Famiiles (American Heroes) by providing them with a $50 Thanks-A-Bunch gift card that you can purchase for just $10 (tax deductible) to help pay for a nice meal out with Family and friends.

We've all experienced a time when we thought about buying a meal for an America's Hero or just walking up to a Soldier or Veteran and saying thanks. Thanks-A-Bunch™ created a program that makes saying "thanks" to our America's Heroes easy to do and helps make the lives of our military familes just a bit easier.  For full details and to participate, please click on the link above.

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"UNTIL EVERY TROOP COMES HOME": (http://www.untileverytroopcomeshome.org/)

 -- Supporting our troops, whether active duty, retired, prisoner of war, missing in action or guarding the gates of Heaven.

 Our goal is to reach out to every troop and their family and give them the support that they deserve. We send care packages and cards to our military overseas and show support to the Gold Star families that have lost their loved ones due to the current war and devastating effects of PTSD. Showing our upmost thanksgiving and respect to ALL the troops who have fought for our; The United States of America. Until Every Troop Comes Home is not just a slogan but a way of life. Until every troop has come home to their family our mission is not complete. We will continue our goal with dedication and determination for the families of Heroes and the Heroes themselves.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email us. We would be glad to set up arrangements to meet with someone wanting more information on how and why our family does what we do.

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WAYS TO SAVE / MILITARY DISCOUNTS:

TROOP SWAP:

(https://www.troopswap.com/)

How does it work?

Veterans started TroopSwap to create the first online military marketplace. Every day, teams of military spouses and veterans source exclusive deals from premium businesses of all sizes. In order to make sure the discounts are truly special, our verification methods keep deals off limits to the general public. Sign up for free, verify your service, and start claiming exclusive deals sourced by other veterans and military spouses just for you!

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MILITARY RECORDS:

NATIONAL ARCHIVES: Veterans' Service Records (http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html)

Military Record Requests Using Standard Form 180 (SF-180)

Order copies of WWI Draft Registration Cards online.

Veterans or next-of-kin of deceased veterans can use the online order form at vetrecs.archives.gov (or use the SF-180). Archival requests may also be processed online (or via the SF-180).

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