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National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including those who have died in the pursuit of freedom.

How can you honor our Troops and Veterans? The organizations below serve current and former members of the military in a variety of ways and need many volunteers to assist with their efforts.

Pebble Tossers members can click here to register.

  • Operation Gratitude

    Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ individually addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to First Responders, New Recruits, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and their Care Givers. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support. Handmade items include, one-seam scarves, fleece hats, bandanas, and cool ties.

    Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects, and Care Package Assembly Events, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say “Thank You” through active, hands-on volunteerism. Click here for ways to get involved.

  • Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

    Over 3000 veterans and their families sleep on the streets of Georgia every night and the VEO is on a mission to change that. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless Veterans on their road to self-sustainability.

    Click here to see more information about volunteer needs.

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC)

    Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make the patients’ stay more enjoyable. Volunteers can perform a number of services, and a volunteer’s talents are closely matched with one of their many assignments.

    Click here for ways to get involved with the VAMC.