PTSD Awareness Day

In 2010, Senator Conrad pushed to get official recognition of PTSD through a “day of awareness” in tribute of a National Guard member who took his life after two tours in Iraq. Staff Sergeant Joe Biel committed suicide after his return from duty to his home state. SSGT. Biel’s Birthday, June 27th, was selected as the official PTSD Awareness Day. Read More

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Interview with a Veteran- Joe Garcia

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Q: At what age did you enlist in the military?

A: 18

 

Q: What made you choose to enlist in the military?

A: When I was a kid, I remember seeing a State Trooper in my neighborhood. I was AMAZED by his uniform and his presence. I asked him what I needed to do to become one, and he told me to join  the Marines…….

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Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

A new year is upon us and we want to share with you all of our most popular topics from 2017. From junk removal to moving to Veteran Services and Charity work we have all your favorite topics compiled in one list.

If you have any comments of these topics we would love to hear from you as well as any other topics you would like us to discuss this year.

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Year In Review- 2017

We wanted to start off by saying how grateful we are to have such wonderful customers. You aren’t just “customers” in ours eyes, you are apart of our family! Without your support we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We love to help others and you all make that possible for us! Some may say that the junk removal and moving industry may be boring, but oh boy are they wrong! We have had such a wonderful and exciting year, and we owe it all to you- our Grunts family! We wanted to share with you some of the exciting things we have done over the year! Read More

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Interview with a Veteran- Mitchel Durfee

An exclusive interview with Army Veteran, CEO and founder of Grunts Move Junk- Mitchel Durfee.

Q: What made you choose to enlist in the military?

A: Growing up, I came from a family that all served. My dad, my dad’s dad, my sister, and my uncles, so it was partially in my genetics and like many others that witnessed the attacks on 9/11 it gave me even more clarity, with my decision to join the Army. For me it was an opportunity for me to grow and protect our country on the highest level.

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Happy 242nd Birthday United States Army!

militaryToday is the 242nd Birthday of the United States Army. The United States Army was founded on June 14th, 1775 when the second Continental Congress authorized the enlistment of riflemen to serve the colonies for a year. Prior to this authorization, colonies had their own militias but didn’t have any unified chain of command. On June 15th, 1775, Congress named George Washington as commander in chief of the new Army and took command of his troops on July 3rd, 1775 in Boston. Read More

Charities That Support Our Military and Veterans- Operation Homefront

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Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization that focuses on supporting military families and helps them overcome the many challenges of military life. Their mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families, so that they can thrive in the communities that they have worked hard to protect. Over the past fifteen years, they have provided programs that offer relief, resiliency and recurring family support. 92% of expenditures go directly toward delivering services and programs to military families that need it the most. Nonprofit organizations such as Operation Homefront are so important to our military communities. They are the ones to support the families of service members and wounded warriors when times are tough or whenever needed. 

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Five Standout Charities that Support Veterans

 

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1)Homes for our Troops

Mission: Help build specifically equipped homes for injured service members.

Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization that builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans post 9/11. The specifically designed homes help restore some of the independence for the injured veterans and allow them to focus on their recovery, family and rebuilding their lives.

 

2)Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

Mission: Psychological and physical rehabilitation programs for wounded and ill Veterans.

The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust supports psychological and physical rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to wounded, injured or ill veterans. In an effort to make a positive difference in the lives of veterans and their families, the trust supports;

-Assistance for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse problems, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and many more.

-Programs on quality healthcare for veterans

-Programs enhancing research and mobility for veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations and more.

 

3)Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Mission: To provide financial assistance and lifetime support to wounded service members and their families.

The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as their families. The fund ensures that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities.

 

4)Operation Homefront

Mission: Recovery and financial assistance for wounded service members.

Operation Homefront helps military families overcome many of the challenges in military life by connecting the American donor community to military families through special programs. The programs address specific short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring support needs. The outcome is stronger and more secure military families. Some of their programs include:

Recurring Family Support

-Homefront celebrations to recognize military spouses

-Hearts of valor caregiver support program

-Baby showers to help new military moms

-Backpacks filled with school supplies for military kids

Short Term Critical Assistance

-Rent free transitional housing for wounded service members

-Financial assistance for utilities, home repairs, food, mortgage payments, etc.

Long-Term Stability

-Mortgage free homes awarded across the US
5)Wounded Warrior Project

Mission: To assist service members injured after 9/11

The Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who received a physical or mental injury, wound or illness from their military service on or after September 11, 2001. With their mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, the Wounded Warrior Project helps to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal.