Memorial Day: Ways to help veterans

Sunday, May 24, 2015
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ABC11 Together pauses to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day, and recognizes the commitment and dedication of all military personnel who have served and are still serving our country.

Recently, the 81 year old Fayetteville veteran who called 911 because he had no food captured the hearts of the nation. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual circumstance. It is estimated that one out of every five homeless individuals in North Carolina is a veteran and of the 600,000 people who are food insecure in our communities, approximately 12 percent of them are elderly.

Below is a list of organizations that provide support and resources to veterans throughout the year. We commend our armed forces and the many organizations that work daily to provide support and resources for our veterans. Their efforts are a lasting legacy to those who gave all for their country.

You can help and/or learn more below:

  • USO of NC: The USO offer a variety of programs and services to support the morale, health and human services, and recreational needs of troops and their families, free of charge.
  • Fayetteville Wounded Warrior Project: The Wounded Warrior Project provides help to injured service members.
  • CASA: CASA believes veterans who have served our country deserve quality, affordable housing and is working hard, along with our funding partners, to permanently end homelessness for our community's veterans.
  • Urban Ministries of Durham: Urban Ministries of Durham connects with the community to end homelessness and fight poverty by offering food, shelter and a future to neighbors in need.
  • Durham Rescue Mission: The Durham Rescue Mission is Durham's oldest and largest long-term homeless shelter.
  • Raleigh Rescue Mission: Raleigh Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to serving the homeless in our community.
  • Healing with CAARE, Inc.: CAARE is a grassroots non-profit organization in Durham that promotes a holistic and community approach to health.
  • Housing for New Hope: Housing for New Hope's mission is to prevent and end homelessness by providing access to housing, healthcare, and integrated services in the Triangle.
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC: The mission of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is: No One Goes Hungry in Central & Eastern North Carolina.
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