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Interview with a Veteran- Joe Garcia

Grunts Move Junk Joe Garcia

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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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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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.