Things You Need To Know About Vietnam Vets Donations

By William Fox

Vietnam veterans are soldiers who were serving the armed forces of the United States and the allied countries during Vietnam War. This includes who were stationed in Vietnam and those who were not as long as they were part of it. United States and the allied countries lost the war and had suffered heavy casualties during those battles.

This is why a lot of veteran soldiers are suffering now from disabilities that cannot make ends meet when they were discharged from their service. Some even are having PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder that makes it difficult for society readjustment. This is why the Vietnam vets donation is an important thing for people to do.

Around fifty thousand veterans do not have a place to call home and stay for the night resulting in them sleeping on the streets or in common houses. This is because their family are already gone or has estranged them. The most common reason for them to be estranged is their difficulties in readjusting to society.

One of these problems is having post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD which one in five vets are suffering from. This is a mental disorder caused by a traumatic event such as the war they have experienced. The symptoms include a person having disturbing thoughts, feelings or dreams related to the traumatic event.

Another problem is the disability that they got during their time serving for the armed forces making their ability to make a living difficult. The most common disability among them is being dismembered in one or more limbs so using a prosthetic or wheelchairs is required for some of them to move around. It is why vet centers have been established in assisting them.

Government services are available and is provided to them including benefits such as cash compensation if they were found to be eligible. The factors for their eligibility include injuries received, both mental or physical, during their service in the war. But these benefits are not enough specifically to those not found to be eligible enough so donations are needed.

Donations could come in different form, either financial or by kind, and is given to organizations that are dedicated to helping them. The donations you would give are not meant only for the veterans but also to the people who are living with them. Some examples of these are household items, clothing, electronic devices, toys, small furniture and toys.

Events are organized as well in raising funds for the programs of the organizations that are meant to help and provide services to those badly needing them. These include funding dedicated to medical treatment for injuries including medical devices and equipment such as prosthetic and wheelchairs. The events are how some of them reunite with the other veterans in updating about each other.

So it is important that people will reach out to those needing a helping hand who are suffering the ill effects of warfare specially those with no one that is living with them. Donating is a part only of this and other ways are available in assisting them. The government should do their part also to provide benefits to veterans who are needing them.

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