How can you help? There are several websites that will assist you and your Philoptochos Chapter in the effort to aid our troops, veterans and their families:
- USO Service Organization (USO) (www.uso.org) – Provides pre-paid phone cards to deployed troops, through “Operation Phone Home”, as well as suggestions for other projects. These include: “Comfort Food Packages”, "Long Distance Bedtime Stories”, and “Tech to Connect”. Visit the website’s Gift Catalog to make your donation. Currently, Johnson & Johnson will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $400,000 through December 31, 2016. Click here for Philoptochos Phone Home Program letter.
- Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org) – Provides “comfort homes” built on the grounds of major military and VA Medical Centers that enable family members of the military to stay in a home close to their loved ones at a most stressful time during hospitalization.
- Hope for the Warriors (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) - Provides a full cycle of programs, which support individuals, military families, post 9-11 service members, veterans, and families of the fallen at various points along their road to recovery, helping them find a sense of well-being and a fulfilling life.
- Operation Support Our Troops (www.osotamerica.org) – Supports the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families, and thus providing a link between citizens and military personnel so that everyone has the opportunity to express their support and gratitude.
Please share your chapter projects with us at the e-mail: 4RTroops@philoptochos.org so that we may share your ideas with our members and let them know how many service men and women’s lives and veterans’ lives have been touched through your generosity.