Basic Information On Vietnam Vets Donations

By William Fox

Vietnam veterans are those soldiers who were in the United States armed forces and its allies during the Vietnam war. It includes those who served during this time whether they were stationed in that country or not. The United States and its allies lost this war and suffered heavy casualties from the battles that happened.

This is the reason that many veterans are now suffering from disabilities and can not make ends meet after their service has ended. Some even are experiencing post traumatic stress disorder also known as PTSD making readjusting to society harder to do. This is why Vietnam vets donation are important for them to receive.

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 reason of their problem is having PTSD which is being experienced by one in five veteran soldiers. This mental disorder is the result of the traumatic event they had experienced like during the Indochina war. Some of the symptoms are having disturbing dreams, thoughts or feelings related with the event that causes the trauma.

Another problem is their disability they got from the time they were serving the armed forces which is making it harder for them to live. The usual disabilities are dismembered limbs either one or more of them so some of them use prosthetic or wheelchairs to move around. This is why there are vet centers dedicated to help them.

Government services are available and is provided to them including benefits such as cash compensation if they were found to be eligible. The factors for their eligibility include injuries received, both mental or physical, during their service in the war. But these benefits are not enough specifically to those not found to be eligible enough so donations are needed.

Donations can come in any form either by kind or financial to organizations who are meant to help them. These donations are not only meant for the veteran but also to their family members and anyone who are living with them. Example of these are clothing, household items, toys, electronic devices, books and small furniture.

Events are being organized also to raised funds in helping organizations provide services that they badly need. These include funding for medical treatment needed for their injuries as well as buying medical devices or equipment like wheelchairs and prosthetic. These events are a way also for them to see and reunite with their former compatriots to be updated about each other.

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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