Veterans who have been deployed have returned home with both invisible and visible wounds of war. All generations such as World War II, Korean War, Vietnam, Panama, Desert Storm / Desert Shield, Iraq and Afghanistan and many other conflicts not mentioned, have returned home to face these wounds with much difficulty.
These heroes come home and face reality living a normal life as we all see, but to them, normal life is not normal at all. The thought process to a returning veteran is much like a jigsaw puzzle. They have to find their way of putting the pieces of a normal life back together. After living away from spouses, children, family and friends for a lengthy amount of time, they deal with the stresses of war and life back home.
During the time away, soldiers see many things. Whether it be losing a friend or soldier from the same unit, or to being in a fire fight for hours on end. Others may see light signs of combat, but still trigger the fight or flight response which may cause PTSD symptoms in a veteran.
We understand that many Non-Profit Veterans Organizations are there to provide support to our Heroes. Most of which mainly focus on Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans. What makes Actions For Heroes set themselves apart from these organizations, is that we are Veterans ourselves and we work for all Heroes regardless of era served.
Actions For Heroes is here to help our Heroes retake control of this jigsaw puzzle they fight every day. Families, friends and loved ones need to be aware of what is happening to their own Hero. In order for this to happen, the Hero who fights these daily troubles needs to do a couple of things.
First: Accept what they have endured. It may be very difficult for them to do, but this is a must.
Second: Be willing to have an open mind and be able to see that they are not and NEVER will be alone in this fight.
Actions for Heroes is a Not For Profit Organization built on a ground we all have faced. We are here for our heroes. Please take some time to explore our website. For further information, please contact us HERE
If you would like to help a veteran by making a donation, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the DONATE link. All monetary donations are secured through PayPal.