On this Veteran’s Day, go beyond “thank you”. I want to challenge my fellow leaders in HR and beyond to think about how you can further support our current and retired military. We all respect them, but too often for many of us, it’s just a passing thought during the national anthem.
So many great organizations exist with ways to help. Whether it is donating as a company and/or personally, creating a work environment that is veteran and military-spouse friendly, or any number of other ways. Don’t just think about it any more.
Want an example? Check out HEROES Care. They meet the needs of service members and their families before, during and after deployment with financial and material support along with a major emphasis on the mental aspect that takes such a significant toll on these quiet heroes.
Want some eye-popping stats? In Missouri alone:
50,000- number of military families in the state
5,000- number affected by deployment at any given time
500- number of families who will require the support that HEROES Care provides
50- number of military members who will make an attempt and/or take their own lives
HEROES Care reaches the 50,000 to support the 5,000 to sustain the 500 to help prevent the 50.
There are countless other organizations and ways to help. Find one that strikes you and let me know about it.
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