Wounded Warriors are severely injured service members that have given more than you can imagine for their country. My Husband is a Wounded Warrior in the United States Marine Corps. He was wounded in action a little less than two years ago while serving our country on the front lines. His injuries were extensive and he is still recovering daily- throughout his recovery there have been many people who show their support for him in various ways and it really does boost his morale and bring a smile to his face. There are also many people I’ve encountered who sometimes ask what it is they can do- they want to show their support but just don’t know how. Here are 5 Tips for Supporting a Wounded Warrior:
Tip for Supporting a Wounded Warrior #1: Say Thank You
Believe it or not, one of the most powerful and easiest things you can do to support a wounded warrior is to just say thank you. While they would never go around and ask for your thanks, letting them know how much you appreciate the sacrifices that they have made goes a very long way.
Tip for Supporting a Wounded Warrior #2: Send Cards and Letters
My Husband had to spend about a month in the hospital after he was injured while serving in the Marine Corps. While laying in the hospital bed day in and day out something that brought a smile to his face daily was the cards and letters that we brought to him from multiple different people. There were cards from children thanking him for his service, from close family friends, from family members, and from complete strangers- but every single one of them touched his heart and made him feel supported.
Tip for Supporting a Wounded Warrior #3: Donate to the Semper Fi Fund or Wounded Warrior Project
The Semper Fi Fund and Wounded Warrior Project are what made my Husband’s transition from the war to the hospital and then back to daily life. These organizations are amazing in their support for the Wounded Warrior’s and I can not praise them enough for everything that they have done for my Husband and for me. Because of the Semper Fi Fund I was able to stay with my Husband for the whole month that he was in the Hospital. If you feel like you don’t know another way to support a Wounded Warrior and you really want to help and are financially able- definitely consider giving to one of these amazing organizations. They take care of the Wounded Warrior’s and their families and this really does make a huge impact.