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In early 2020, Homeland Security Today polled its readers to find out what charities are serving the homeland community and mean something to our readers.  Following is a list of those charities – please consider a one-time or monthly donation.  If you don’t see a charity you care about on this list, please email us the name, logo, mission statement and link to the charity to: editor@HSToday.us.

BIG THANKS to all the readers who took some time to recommend a charity.

Blinded Veterans

BVA helps veterans and their families meet and overcome the challenges of blindness. Services of BVA are available to all veterans who have become blind, either during or after active duty.

Veterans In Pain

Veterans In Pain, Inc. is a nonprofit facilitating orthobiologic solutions for Veterans suffering from chronic pain, by connecting volunteer physicians with our country’s Heroes, nationwide. We do not discriminate as to era of service.

Veteran’s Moving Forward

VMF seeks to provide service, emotional support, therapy or skilled companion dogs to veterans with physical and/or mental health challenges.

The Mission Continues

Is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.

Service Dogs Alabama

Is dedicated to providing medical and psychiatric Service Dogs to children, adults, and Veterans with disabilities and Intervention Facility Dogs for schools, youth facilities, and courtrooms.

Shepherd’s Men

Is an organization comprised of dedicated patriots committed to creating advocacy and opportunity for our nation’s veteran heroes who have been affected by the hidden injuries of war.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP)

Is a nonprofit that helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities..

Vet to Vet

Is a consumer/provider partnership program that utilizes veterans in recovery in a peer-counseling capacity to help other veterans.

We Steel Rise

Is a 6-month re-entry program designed to not only shelter incarcerated veteran women, but to also prepare them for the life challenges that lie ahead. Our home is located in Phoenix AZ.

The Mighty Oaks Foundation

Is a faith-based Veteran service organization that teaches combat Veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress how to get beyond combat trauma and live their lives in the manner God intended.

Final Salute Inc

Was founded in 2010 by a woman Veteran and cancer survivor who became aware of the large number of homeless women Veterans in the United States.

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises.

Team Red White and Blue

White & Blue (Team RWB) is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

Wills For Heroes (MN Chapter)

Was started in Columbia, South Carolina after 9/11 and is designed to assist emergency personnel in preparing Wills to protect themselves and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project

Is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001.

Global Foundation for First Responders

Founded in 2015, mission is to support the families of first responders who lost their lives saving others in the line of duty.

CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation

Is organized exclusively to engage in lawful, charitable, and educational activities supporting the families of firefighters and other fire suppression personnel in times of financial need or hardship.

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund

Dedicated to helping the families of LAFD firefighters facing a serious crisis, such as being injured or killed in the line of duty.

Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation

Is responsible for covering the second largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 3,500 firefighters embedded in 106 stations throughout the city.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation

Maintains its focus on supporting our paramedics, firefighters, lifeguards and other personnel along with important community programs.

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Remember America’s fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their families ..

Phoenix Fire Foundation

We stand committed to supporting the department, along with other public safety agencies throughout the region, in their daily efforts to save lives and protect our families and communities.

Wildland Firefighter Foundation

Our vision is to honor, recognize, and support wildland firefighters, past, present, and future, and to provide resources to assist fallen and injured firefighters and their families.

National Fire Heritage Center

The mission is working to preserve the history of “fire in America.” Our preservation efforts not only include firefighting, but also fire prevention ..

The Tim Tebow Foundation

Though a solution to human trafficking can be daunting to consider, we serve a God for whom nothing is impossible.

Field Innovation Team

We are humanitarians, pure and simple. No matter how many lives we affect before, during and after disasters, it’s the survivors who are the real heroes of their communities.

National Cybersecurity Society (NCSS)

Is committed to improving the online safety and security of the small business community through education, awareness and advocacy.

Loudoun-Dulles Lodge #69 of the FOP

The FOP is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges.

Internet Safety Group

Thousands of people have taken our class “Fight The Internet Bad Guys & Win!” because they are desperately seeking high-quality information to keep themselves safe on the Internet

Arizona Search Dogs

Primary goal is to provide canine search capabilities for AZTF1 (Arizona Task Force One) and to assist local jurisdictions at a state and local level.

Lancaster & Melton Peacekeepers Civilian Club

“100 SALUTES”– The Peace Keepers ensure that Law Enforcement Officers lost in the line of duty in Kansas and Missouri are not forgotten.

Chester Eastside Inc.

Founded in 1985, originally as part of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Chester Eastside Ministries faithfully served the community of Chester at the Third Presbyterian Church until 2012

The City Gate – Spokane

was formally incorporated on April 26, 1988 as the result of several pastors from local churches banding together to create a church specifically for Spokane’s inner-city dwellers.

Global Alliance for Disaster Relief Allocation

The mission is collaboration between disability-led organizations, corporations, foundations and other allies to identify urgent needs ..

Brady’s K9 Fund

Our goal and mission is to donate a practical, mission ready vest to as many Police K-9’s as possible.

All Clear Foundation

Is driven to change the harmful stigmas and daunting statistics plaguing the First Responder profession. By creating, convening, funding and amplifying innovative programs focused on improving their life expectancy and wellbeing,

Project C.U.R.E

In this time of crisis, Project C.U.R.E. is making our resources available to the hospitals and first responders in our C.U.R.E. Communities of Denver, Nashville, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Chicago.

First Responders Children’s Fund

First responders are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in every community across the country

Warrior Dog Foundation

The Warrior Dog Foundation transitions our country’s working K9s from an operational environment into retirement.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Association

Is a national nonprofit organization established in 1957 to support Coast Guard Auxiliary activities.

The American Legion, Department of Virginia

Was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual help and community service organization.

National Child Protection Task Force

Was founded to provide law enforcement access to investigative expertise and resources that are unavailable or under-funded in most law enforcement organizations

The American Red Cross

Is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the US.

Operation Underground Railroad

O.U.R. salutes our nation’s law enforcement officers and prosecutors at the federal, state and local levels who protect our country’s children.

Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

Was founded as a resource to assist departments and families upon the death of an Officer.

The Navy League

founded in 1902 with the support of President Theodore Roosevelt, is a nonprofit civilian, educational and advocacy organization that supports America’s sea services: the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U.S.-flag Merchant Marine.

Steven Siller Tunnels to Towers

Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.

IAEM Scholarship Program

The International Association of Emergency Managers established the IAEM Scholarship Program to nurture, promote and develop disaster preparedness and resilience ..

Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department

Originally chartered in 1948, we provide emergency services to the members of Cecil TWP. Our members train endlessly to respond to all types of emergencies.

Protect Us Kids Foundation

With a global mission to advocate cybersex trafficking awareness of children from underserved and rural communities ..

Border Patrol Foundation

The primary mission of the Border Patrol Foundation is to provide financial resources to the immediate families of the fallen.