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Jason Foundation

 

The Jason Foundation provides programs that build an awareness of the national health problem of youth suicide.

 

www.jasonfoundation.com

 

 

 

 

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.

 

www.asoldierschild.org

 

 

 

 

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.

 

www.aafes.com

 

 

 

 

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.

 

www.afas.org

 

 

 

 

Army Career and Alumni Program

 

To list job opportunities for Soldiers retiring or leaving the Army, contact

 

www.acap.army.mil

 

 

 

 

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".

 

www.aerhq.org/donation.asp

 

 

 

 

Freedom Calls

 

Helping families video conference with their loved ones in Iraq. You can donate money to help keep this project going.

 

www.freedomcalls.org

 

 

 

 

Hero Bracelets

 

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.

 

www.herobracelets.org

 

 

 

 

Hire Vets First.

 

www.hirevetsfirst.gov

 

 

 

 

Operation Uplink

 

Operation Uplink provides free phone cards to deployed troops and hospitalized veterans to help keep them connected with loved ones.

 

https://secure2.convio.net/vfw/site/SPageServer?pagename=operation_uplink

 

 

 

 

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.

 

www.sewmuchcomfort.org/donate

 

 

 

 

Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors (TAPS)

 

www.taps.org

What Can I Do?

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.

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Tennessee National Guard

Public Affairs Office

3041 Sidco Drive,

Nashville, TN, 37204

 

 

email:   tnpao@live.com

 

phone:  (615) 313-0633

 

fax:   (615) 313-3129

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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."

 

www.esgr.org

 

 

 

 

American Red Cross

 

The American Red Cross is staffed by volunteers and helps families in emergencies

 

www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/0,1082,0_325_,00.html

 

 

 

 

Operation Military Kids (OMK)

 

www.usda-army-ydp.org/omk

 

 

 

 

Soldiers' Angels

 

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.

 

www.soldiersangels.com

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America Supports You

 

Join the team of non-profit organizations focused on helping our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen,

Marines and National Guardsmen.

 

www.americasupportsyou.mil/americasupportsyou/help.html

 

 

 

 

Adopt A Platoon

 

Show your support by adopting a deployed platoon at

 

adoptaplatoon.org/new/howtosupport.html

 

 

 

 

Appreciate Our Troops

 

Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member.

 

www.appreciateourtroops.org

 

 

 

 

Books For Soldiers

 

Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by Soldiers.

 

www.booksforSoldiers.com

 

 

 

 

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.

 

www.cellphonesforSoldiers.com

 

 

 

 

Defend America

 

A Department of Defense site. Send an e-mail to those who are defending our country.

 

www.defendamerica.mil/nmam.html

 

 

 

 

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.

 

www.give2thetroops.org

 

 

 

 

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

servicemembers.

 

www.letssaythanks.com

 

 

 

 

Letters From Home

 

www.lettersfromhomeprogram.org

 

www.hooahmail.us

 

 

 

 

Operation Gratitude

 

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.

 

www.opgratitude.com/howtohelp.php

 

 

 

Operation Happy Note

 

Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort to send musical instruments to our deployed service men

and women throughout the world.

 

www.operationhappynote.com

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Joint Public Affairs Office at:  615-313-0633

 

 

CRISIS INTERVENTION

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:

JFHQ SARC

615-313-3121

M-F 0700-1700hrs

 

Safe Helpline

(877) 995-5247

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