This Independence Day Let’s Give a Little Back
A lot of people prepare for the Fourth of July in similar ways – not wanting to waste a moment of our long awaited three-day weekend, we already have the car packed with tents and coolers, and we’re ready to hit the road at the moment of freedom. Some of us arrive home, grocery bags overflowing with chips or bristling with fireworks and patriotic sparklers. We fire up the grill and call up family and friends.
Independence Day has probably looked the same for most people since Congress made it a paid holiday in 1938. The parades, picnics, concerts, games, festivals, and reunions all celebrate our small freedom from routine as much as they do our greater freedom from Great Britain in 1776.
But there are those whose celebrations of freedom are tainted by an injury they sustained on the field of battle. These brave men and women were wounded in the act of preserving that freedom we take for granted now. So this Fourth of July, what if you and your co-workers were to take the effort to support some of our warriors who are back home with injuries? Here’s three ways you can help.
Three Great Ways to Support a Wounded Warrior
- The Wounded Warrior Project has a very simple mission statement: “To honor and empower wounded warriors.” Their purpose is to raise awareness and assistance for soldiers wounded on the field, and what better day to do that than the Fourth of July? Check out the Wounded Warrior Project HERE if you’d like to learn more or make a donation. “The greatest casualty is being forgotten.”
- The Vet Dogs Program aims to “help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence.” This non-profit organization recognizes the need for an assistance dog program for veterans who have become disabled in active duty. Vet Dogs “provides guide dogs for veterans who are blind; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; physical and occupational therapy dogs to work with amputees in military and VA hospitals; and combat stress control dogs to be deployed in theater.”
- Building Homes for Heroes is an organization that is committed to rebuilding lives and supporting the brave men and women who were injured while serving the country. The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. “It’s our honor to support the men and women who have loyally and courageously served our country.” Building Homes for Heroes encourages volunteers from all over the country, but they are also in need of donations.
Join the Fight for Freedom
This Forth of July, Superior Business Solutions would like to challenge you and your co-workers to look into one of these organizations. And, of course, we’re practicing what we preach. CEO, Bill English has chosen an organization for Superior, and we are coming together to make donations this week and next.
Let’s take the time to celebrate our freedom with a little giving back to those who fought for it. After all, freedom wasn’t just something attained at the birth of our nation – it’s something fought for every day at home and on other frontiers.