When you consider that about 2 million men and women have served in the United States armed forces post-9/11, and that many of them have been deployed two, three and many more times. It’s not surprising how difficult it can be for these patriots to seamlessly resume their lives when they return home. Deployments have lasted from 6 months to 15 months and even longer in some cases. In New Jersey, 13,500 men and women deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, again, most have served more than one deployment.
Bonds of Courage is committed to helping by organizing volunteers who are dedicated, concerned citizens determined to help veterans find the resources they need to transition back into civilian society.
Following is a summary of some of the most urgently needed services. Please do what you can to help. And of course, thank you so much.
Most Urgent Needs
- Jobs for Veterans and Military Families
- Health Counseling
- Physical & Psychological Stress Injuries
- Suicide Prevention
- Families in Crisis
- Financial Guidance
It goes without saying that the needs of service personnel and veterans are many and varied. How much our government can and should handle is continually debated, but that we-as a collective-should address the results of exposing our military to life altering events, is not. We are obligated to do our part to after they have done theirs. It takes the cooperation of the entire civilian community pulling together to address the fundamental survival needs of transitioning veterans. Please consider becoming a Bonds of Courage volunteer or donor today. The troops, their families and our nation need you.
“Reaching out to the soldier, veteran and their family members with simple acts of human kindness and tangible support.”
— General Colin L. Powell, Fmr. Secretary of State