Helping Unemployed Veterans Celebrate Thanksgiving

Charitable organizations are doing what they can to make sure that all our nation's Veterans are able to celebrate Thanksgiving with the traditional meal.: Photo by Ben Franske.

Across the nation, organizations are making sure that Veterans who have been hit hard by the weak economy are able to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a list of just some of the resources Veterans can take advantage of to ensure their families enjoy the traditional holiday meal.

In Orange County, California, homeless veterans will have the opportunity to receive a Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday November 22 at the VeteransFirstServiceCenter: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/18/4064365/veterans-first-and-bascom-group.html

In Southern California, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and other organizations are distributing turkeys to veterans: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/morongo-tribe-gives-9000-thanksgiving-turkeys-to-needy.html

In Sandusky County, Ohio, veterans may register for Thanksgiving dinner (or carry-out for the elderly or disabled) on Thursday November 24 and transportation to the VFW hall: http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/20111119/NEWS01/111190316/Community-Thanksgiving-Dinner-Thursday

In Bristol Borough, Pennsylvania, Thanksgiving dinners and checks for needy veterans will be distributed: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/bucksinq/134050663.html

In New Bedford and Falls River, Massachusetts, the Rent-A-Center stores have been collecting canned food for needy veterans, which is expected to be delivered today or tomorrow: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111120/NEWS/111200348/-1/NEWSMAP

In Conway, New Hampshire, the American Legion is offering a free meal to veterans on Thursday November 24: http://www.conwaydailysun.com/node/478518/18672

In New Jersey, unemployed veterans may be eligible to obtain gift cards for Thanksgiving items: http://wyckoff.patch.com/articles/unemployed-bergen-county-veterans-eligible-for-thanksgiving-gift-card-d4587121

The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and the American Legion have teamed up to provide checks to disabled veterans nationwide so that they may be able to celebrate Thanksgiving: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/16/4059721/csah-and-legion-team-up-to-help.html



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