Memorial Day — Charities for Veterans | First Coast Magazine
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Today’s a day to honor the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. We wanted to take some time this Memorial Day to also reach out to the veterans who are still with us, particularly those in our communities. So enjoy your day off today, but also consider supporting one of the nonprofit veterans charities around Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Amelia Island.

Here are a few of those charities:

K9s For Warriors

“K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post-9/11.” — via K9s For Warriors’ website

Last September, we featured one of the K9 For Warriors’ dogs in our Salty Paws column. You can read that here.

Website: k9sforwarriors.org
Phone: 904.686.1956

Wounded Warrior Project

“Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.” — via Wounded Warrior Project’s website

Website: woundedwarriorproject.org
Phone: 904.296.7350

5 Star Veterans Center

“Five Star Veterans Center is a nonprofit corporation that opened in 2012. Our goal is to get homeless veterans mentally and physically healthy so they can return to work, reunite with their families and successfully regain control of their lives. Toward this end, we offer safe and secure housing, food and other support.” — via 5 Star Veterans Center’s website

Website: 5starveteranscenter.org
Phone: 904.723.5950