Financial strain is one of four top correlates of debilitating stress during and after service to our country. For our veterans, financial guidance regarding the wise use of combat pay savings or the purchase of the car they need to begin civilian life, and other such practical matters, may help a veteran to avoid the debt that can take years to resolve. Financial strain is correlated as well with divorce, substance abuse and other high risk behaviors. Wise guidance on financial basics will help build skills which will in turn build a solid foundation for a life that has already proven of great value to the world.
It goes without saying that the needs of service personnel and veterans are many and varied. Our government can not handle all of the potentialities on its own. It takes the cooperation of the entire civilian community pulling together to really help. Please consider becoming a Bonds of Courage volunteer or donor today. The troops, their families and our nation need you.