Everyday we wake up to the birds chirping, the kids running around and go about our daily lives most of us not even thinking about the sacrifices some make so that we can live those lives. I have several members in my family who have proudly served their country including my grandfather..
& two of my cousins..
I was able to sit down to talk with them & a few other active members and discuss the ways you & your kids can give back to active military & vets.
- Write a letter thanking them for their service and sacrifice, while some of our elder vets had no choice to serve, people today choose to serve for many reasons…no matter the reason, be to get out of a small town, travel the world, duty, or because they were inspired by a previous generation and wanted to follow the tradition..they all serve their country honorably and deserve to be thanked.
- Draw a picture – have your kids draw pictures..even getting the class involved and sending over a package full of pictures or taking them to your local VA to brighten up their day.
- Send a care package…simple things that we take for granite everyday like, twinkies, Doritos, Magazines, Soaps, Phone Cards & even things like Halls Drops are missed and getting a care package of things from home helps them to not feel so home sick.
- Donate to causes like The Wounded Warrior Fund..a wounded warrior doesn’t always have a physical wound, PTSD is a big problem with returning soldiers, and it takes them getting help from qualified individuals for them to return to their “normal” lives.
- Find local events or facilities to volunteer at..Soldiers Angles, MWR, and USO programs always need voluteers
The people over at Direct Energy are also committed to giving back to those who have given so much to our country. They recently launched a military portal, which is a dedicated space in which military personnel can find discounted energy rates for their home energy needs. On top of that, once you’re a Direct Energy Customer, you’ll have access to their on time bill payment rewards program, Refer-a-Friend Program, easy on the go Online Account Manager and more. These plans were created solely to help military members & veterans save money on their home energy needs!
To be eligible for these discounted military rates, you must enter a valid ID into the portal. Once verified, you will then be directed to a dedicated military plans page. You will then see plans available in your area.
The Direct Energy Military Portal is a great way for active military, veteran’s and their families to save money with exclusive military rates! If you have an active duty service member or veteran in your life, be sure to tell them about this great service.
How would you or do you help the military personnel in your community?
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