Too many veteran programs concentrate on sad stories, personal tragedies and breathtaking heroism. The vast majority of veterans fall somewhere in between. The challenge they all face during transition is in finding new purpose, because in the military they had it. The goal for all of us should be to help them discover and attain a new, equally satisfying purpose in the private sector.
This excellent and emotional video (8 min) describes the Wyakin program through the eyes of three wounded veterans. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I support this foundation because it empowers wounded and injured veterans by identifying a path for each veteran to follow to achieve professional and personal success outside of the military.
In short, it provides purpose.
If you are looking for a place to invest some end-of-year tax deductible dollars, I recommend you watch this, then visit www.wyakin.org and contribute.