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10 Non-Profit Organizations And Advocacy Groups That Help Veterans

Because the 99 percent who haven't served should thank the 1 percent who have on this and every other day.

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4. American Veterans for Equal Rights

Via Facebook: AVER.HQ

It is the oldest and largest chapter-based, all-volunteer national Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans Service Organization in the U.S., and the nation’s only LGBT Veterans' Service Organization (VSO) recognized by the Veterans Administration.

8. Student Veterans of America

Via Facebook: studentvets

SVA focuses on aiding veterans in higher education and was key in the passage of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 which provides funds for public universities for veterans who served three years on active duty since 9/11.

9. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

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According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, over 49,000 veterans are homeless. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs estimates that about 1.4 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness. The NCHV provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support.

10. Wounded Warrior Project

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WWP aids veterans and service members who were physically or mentally injured in action on or after 9/11. They offer 20 different programs in four sections: "Body," "Mind," "Economic Empowerment" and "Engagement. It currently serves more than 58,000 veterans (WWP alumni).

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