I’m always asking myself what I can do to help support my fellow veterans. What can we do to help heroes who return from war assimilate into a country for which they have given their effort and loyalty? What can be done to help ensure that they realize their lives after active duty are just as valuable to the American public as they were during their service?
I don’t have all of the answers – but I DO know a great opportunity when I see one. I recently discovered what I think is an absolutely fantastic new mobile application called Veterans Call The application officially launched on December 9th, 2015, serving an important function as a facilitator between individuals who would like to help veterans and the groups that have the means and experience to do so.
Quick and Easy Donations
Available in both the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), Veterans Call allows users to make quick donations to a veterans’ charity of their choice. The money is routed to the charity in question, and then added directly to the user’s phone bill. The app allows for recurring micro-transactions of $5 or $10, enabling users to support their chosen charity on a consistent basis.
The charities from which users can select are listed within the application itself, and are currently limited to seven organizations. It should be noted, however, that the Veterans Call team is always evaluating and working to add new charities that help our veterans, so the list will likely grow as time goes on. And even with this “limitation” in place, the charities that are present make the app more than worthwhile. Users can choose from the following charities:
- Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) of San Diego
- Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF)
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American (IAVA)
- National Military Family Association (NMFA)
- Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children
- Soldiers’ Angels
- Operation Support Our Troops – America (OSOT)
These organizations are all leading their respective fields and help ensure that veterans and their families are supplied with important mental and physical health resources. They also help provide financial assistance to veterans in need. All of these services are intended to help veterans transition to civilian life as quickly and painlessly as possible – and, if that transition proves to be a difficult one, they step in and support the veterans and their families as quickly as possible.
Stay Up to Date
If you’re like any number of individuals who donate to charity, you probably like to know where your money is going and how it will help. The Veterans Call mobile application helps with this aspect of the process, too. All you have to do is log into the app and you can follow up with your favorite charities, make further donations, and keep an eye out for the charities’ upcoming projects or accomplishments. In other words, the application does more than just facilitate a donation – it opens up a lasting conversation between individuals who want to help veterans and the organizations that do that kind of work. It’s pretty incredible that users can receive so much information at the touch of a button, even AFTER the donation has been made.
Working Together for the Greater Good
Veterans Call is one of the first applications to make donating to such worthy charities so simple and quick. It painlessly – and seamlessly – provides would-be do-gooders with the information and means to make their mark in support of our nation’s veterans. The charities, as well as the veterans who rely upon their services, appreciate the effort and time that has gone into this innovation.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Veterans Call mobile application, you can visit their website and take a look! You can also find the application in the App Store as well as Google Play.
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