Giving Back to our heroes.
The Armed Forces of the United States are recognized as the best-trained, most dedicated and respected military force in the world. More than 1.2 million men and women on active duty serve in approximately 150 countries, frequently deploying from their home bases for months or years at a time.
These soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines are outstanding in the performance of their duties, often in conditions of extreme hardship. Like all Americans, they also face the daily challenges of raising families and managing the household budget, usually on a single income. And for wounded warriors, there are long periods of recovery and rehabilitation as they work to rebuild their lives.
They have given everything in the service of our nation, and Friends of U.S. Military Families, is dedicated to giving them support in times of need. Established in 2007, Friends of U.S. Military Families has donated more than $300,000 to the military communities of Central Florida and South Carolina, including those on active duty and organizations which provide care and comfort to veterans.
Through the generous contributions of our members, Friends of U.S. Military Families has provided scholarships to students from military families, financial assistance to active duty personnel and their dependents, seeing-eye dogs to visually-impaired veterans and aid for the recovery of wounded warriors.
We're grateful to our members for joining us in this mission, and to every member of the Armed Forces, past and present, for devoting themselves to the mission of defending our freedom.