The Jason Foundation provides programs that build an awareness of the national health problem of youth suicide.
A Soldier's Child Birthday Foundation
There are many children who will never receive another birthday gift from their father or mother because they gave their life while defending our freedoms. It is the objective to communicate through A Soldiers Child to the children left behind that the memory of their parent will not fade away.
AAFES Gift Certificates
The Army and Air Force Exchange Services is where most servicemen and women do their shopping. You can purchase gift certificates for those in Iraq and those hospitalized.
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
It promotes the Air Force mission by helping "to relieve distress of Air Force members and their families and assisting them to finance their education.
Army Career and Alumni Program
To list job opportunities for Soldiers retiring or leaving the Army, contact
Army Emergency Relief
AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own".
Helping families video conference with their loved ones in Iraq. You can donate money to help keep this project going.
Our aim is to raise money to help build a world-class advanced training skills facility to serve military personnel catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as military personnel and veterans severely injured in the normal performance of duties.
Hire Vets First.
Operation Uplink provides free phone cards to deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to help keep them connected with loved ones.
Sew Much Comfort
This project is dependent on the generosity and skill of countless Americans who wish to show their support to the wounded Soldiers who have given so much of themselves in serving this country.
Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS)
We appreciate the outpouring of good wishes and support of our Soldiers and Airmen deployed away from home. Although programs such as letters to "Any Soldier" and "Dear Abby" have been discontinued because of security concerns, there are ways you can support our troops protecting your freedom.
If you would like to show your support to members of the Tennessee National Guard who are currently deployed, please visit any of the below links to donate money, your time, or any items to those servicemembers currently serving overseas. The Tennessee National Guard does not endorse these sites, however, those serving truly value and appriciate your support.
If you know of any other ways to help support the troops that are not listed here, please let us know so we can add them.
Tennessee National Guard
Public Affairs Office
3041 Sidco Drive,
Nashville, TN, 37204
phone: (615) 313-0633
fax: (615) 313-3129
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Volunteers are needed in both the government and civilian workplace to continue our mission to "gain and maintain
employer support for all of our reservists and guardsmen."
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is staffed by volunteers and helps families in emergencies
Operation Military Kids (OMK)
Our mission is to provide aid and comfort to the military and its families, provide immediate response to hard situations, and make sure no Soldier feels unloved. We start with letters, care pacakges, and comfort items to our deployed. We also help their families here at home as requested.
America Supports You
Join the team of non-profit organizations focused on helping our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen,
Marines and National Guardsmen.
Adopt A Platoon
Show your support by adopting a deployed platoon at
Appreciate Our Troops
Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member.
Books For Soldiers
Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by Soldiers.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Donated cell phones are recycled and turned into cash. The cash is used to purchase calling cards for
Soldiers in Iraq.
A Department of Defense site. Send an e-mail to those who are defending our country.
Give 2 the Troops
Give2theTroops® is a non-profit organization managed by caring and patriotic volunteers. We ensure that deployed
U.S. military service members in all branches of the military are supported with letters and care packages to help boost
their morale while wounded or in combat.
Let's Say Thanks
Provides a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas. By submitting a
message through this site you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed
Letters From Home
Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of requested items or funds for shipping
expenses, OPERATION GRATITUDE provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military in an active, hands-on manner.
Operation Happy Note
Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort to send musical instruments to our deployed service men
and women throughout the world.
Contact the Joint Public Affairs Office at: 615-313-0633
In Tennessee, if you or another Servicemember you know is in crisis, call (855) 435-7492 for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If this is a sexual assault issue, contact:
After Hours Support
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