Essential Details 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 there are a lot of veterans who are now disabled and are not able to make a proper living after being discharged from service. Some are even experiencing post traumatic stress disorder which makes it harder for them to readjust to society. That is why it is important to give Vietnam vets donation in any way possible.

Almost fifty thousand veterans does not have any place they can call home and sleeps either on the street or in common houses dedicated to them. This is because they do not have a family of their own anymore or are estranged with theirs. Some reasons of them being estranged is because of their problems to readjust 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.

One other reason is the disability they have gotten from their time in the service of the armed forces that is making living difficult for them. The common disabilities among them is having dismembered limb or limbs requiring them to use wheelchairs or prosthetic in moving around. This is the reason vet centers were established to assist them.

Services are provided by the government including benefits for them like cash compensation when they are eligible for it. One of the eligibility factors is if their mental or physical injuries were received during their time serving the war. Although these benefits are lacking specially to the ones that are lacking in eligibility that is why it is needed to have donations.

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 also being organized to raise funds for helping them and in providing services that they need. These include funds for medical treatment for their injuries and in buying medical equipment or devices like prosthetic and wheelchairs. These events are also a way for them to see their former compatriots and be updated on how each one of them is now.

So it is important for people to reach out a helping hand to those who had suffered the effects of wars specially the ones who have no one with them anymore. Donating is only a part of this and there are other ways you can assist them. The government must also do their part to provide benefits to those who really need them.

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