SAVE OUR SOLDIERS

Save Our Soldiers (SOS) is an ongoing resource and encouragement for those who serve all of us by serving in the U.S. military. We created SOS to be a part of the honor and support we should all give those on active duty, our veterans and military families.

Below is a list of organizations mentioned in the SOS feature:

     DAV – Disabled American Veterans: dav.org

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. In 2015, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With almost 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.

     Recruit Military: recruitmilitary.com

Recruit Military is a veteran-owned and operated company that helps employers connect with veterans. They are the nation’s leading veteran hiring solutions company, offering a diverse array of branding, engagement, and retention services. They offer their services free of charge to veterans and their spouses to support them during their job search.

     The USO: uso.com

The USO is celebrating 75 years of providing practical aid and entertainment services to active military, veterans and their families.  Today, both here and abroad, USO partners, staff and volunteers offer a host of services from helping soldiers transition back to civilian life…to giving free caregiving training to the families of the wounded…to practical aid for families of the fallen….and, of course those famous USO shows.  There are many ways to become part of the USO and you can  explore them at uso.org.

     Stop Soldier Suicide: stopsoldiersuicide.com  (Crisis Lifeline – 800-273-8255  (Press 1 for Veterans)

Stop Soldier Suicide is the first national civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing active duty and Veteran suicide.  They have worked to build an established, comprehensive, trusted network of individuals, resources and solutions responsive to the complex needs of Veterans from any generation.  Their focus is anticipating and mitigating suicide risk factors, promoting resilience, inspiring hope, and encouraging personal growth and empowerment for Veterans and their Families.  Get more information on the many ways to get involved at stopsoldiersuicide.com

     Veterans First: veteransfirstoc.org

Veterans First is the only non-profit agency in Orange County that provide services exclusively to OC’s homeless and at-risk veterans…including housing, meals, counseling, transportation, job training and placement assistance and so much more. To learn how you can access services…or simply help them help our Orange County Veterans…go to veteransfirstoc.org.

     Working Wardrobes: workingwardrobes.com

Working Wardrobes is an eminently practical outreach to Orange County Veterans that provides clothes for job interview. Working Wardrobes also provides job training…job finding…and a host of services from help with resumes to computer skills to workplace etiquette…all free.  There are many ways for you to get involved…from clothing donations to volunteering.  Learn more by contacting Working Wardrobes at workingwardrobes.com

     Residential Wholesale Mortgage: rwmloans.com

RWMI served hundreds of active duty military and Veterans, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists just like you and your family.  Call 844-499-9400 to learn about the VA home loan programs to purchase and refinance a home.

    Angeles Of America’s Fallen:  aoafallen.org

Through Angels of America’s Fallen, the children of fallen military participate in sports programs free of charge, from the time of loss through age 18.  AOAF matches each child with a healthy, physical activity that fits his or hers unique talents.  Angels of America’s Fallen supports the legacy of fallen soldiers by supporting the future of their children.  You can learn more about partnering in this work at aoafallen.org.