Vietnam Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered national veterans service organization dedicated to working on behalf of our nation's Vietnam-era veterans and their families. In keeping with our founding principle, "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another," VVA remains committed to ensuring that our newest generation of veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA), a national affiliate of the YMCA of the USA, puts Christian principles into practice through educational, recreational, social and religious programs for military personnel, especially junior-enlisted men and women. A self-funded non-profit organization, ASYMCA provides support services such as childcare; hospital assistance; spouse support, food and health and wellness services; computer training classes; and many others to military service members and their families.
Operation Gratitude is the 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters to individual U.S. Service Members deployed in combat. Our mission is to lift morale and express the appreciation of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$125 and costs $11 to assemble and ship. Operation Gratitude has shipped 515,000+ packages to U.S. Military deployed overseas.
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans' service advocacy organization composed of combat veterans and those who currently serve on active duty or in the Guard and Reserves. Founded in 1899, the VFW is the nation's largest organization of war veterans. With 1.6 million members located worldwide, the VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to supporting veterans and service members through its many service programs.
Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997).
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest and most influential association of active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former military officers and their families and survivors. It is an independent, nonprofit, and politically nonpartisan organization with more than 370,000 members from every branch of service. MOAA promotes a strong national defense by advocating equitable treatment of those who serve and have served their country in uniform.
The USO lifts the spirits of U.S. troops and their families. At more than 140 locations around the world, USO delivers programs ranging from providing top quality entertainment to establishing a private telephone network for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. As a not-for-profit organization, the USO relies on the generosity of its donors.