Yes, it’s true. No one deserves the title of the ‘One Percent’ more than our service men and women, both full-time and part-time (Reservists and National Guard), who voluntarily choose to sacrifice to serve and protect our country.
However, when they took the oath to defend our country, they did not also take a vow of Poverty, Hunger, Homelessness, or Trauma Induced Mental Illness. But all too often, that is what awaits them when they return home after a deployment, or even if they’re not deployed.
WHY a Food Pantry just for our local military families? Simple: the PRIDE of being a Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine, or Coast Guard is strong in our veterans. They don’t want to embarrass YOU by seeing THEM lining up for food; they don’t want you to wonder why those who support our country aren’t able to financially support themselves or their families. Providing them with a place of their own for help preserves their dignity.
There’s another issue at stake for our Reservists and National Guardsmen, and why they also may need help. Unfortunately, the possibility of deployment at a moment’s notice can make it very hard for them to get and keep the well-paying jobs they need to support themselves and their families. Last hired, first fired is often the reality of what our part-time military endures.
Therefore, now it is OUR turn to support them! How can you do this?
Simple, just visit our POSTS and read about the challenges facing our military. And then please consider DONATING to ‘I Support the 1%‘ as we work to lend a helping hand, through our Food Pantry just for them.
If you have any questions, or want to get more involved, CONTACT us with your emails and we’d be glad to get in touch with you.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I SUPPORT THE 1%