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Ways to Give Back and Support Active Military and Veterans

Ways to Give Back and Support Active Military and Veterans

I have several members in my family who have proudly served their country. Both of my grandfathers, two of my uncles, and my father-in-law served. My husband’s grandfathers both served as well. When we can, we try to give back to those who have served our country. I think of how my 3 cousins would not even exist if my uncle did not come back from the Vietnam war. My husband’s uncle did not survive. So many families have made huge sacrifices.

I’ve taught my kids to appreciate all that the military does for us. They love to donate to the veterans. Through their schools, they make Valentines for Veterans each year. Right after Halloween, my kids also donate a bunch of their candy to be sent to the troops. They get such a kick out of receiving thank you cards. My son’s cub scout troops sent the troops care packages. They received a very special thank you that was published in our local paper. They were so proud.

Cub scout troop sending care packages to our troops.

Cub scouts sending care packages to our troops.

Have you ever participated in a program to give back to military families and/or veterans? Well, I have a great suggestion for you.

The folks at Direct Energy have created a program to help give 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!

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. Share this info with your friends & family (Facebook, Twitter, email, anywhere). Even if you don’t have a military connection in your family, your outreach may help others that you don’t even know. Here is a tweet you can share:

I am excited to be able to use this blog post and my social media to help spread the word. I hope you’ll do the same.

What other ways have you helped give back to the military or your local veterans? Have a story to share about a veteran in your family? Share in a comment.

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  5. Patty says:

    That is a wonderful program – my mother’s only brother died in Vietnam. My grandfathers served in WWII, my father in Korea and my brother in the first Gulf War.

  6. Jenna Wood says:

    This is wonderful, I know several military families- we live right next to a Naval Base. Active and ex military have so many opportunities, but the information is not always readily available for them to take advantage of them. This is a nice easy way for them to save.

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