Do you need to clean out your house to rid it of items you no longer use? If so, you may have considered simply throwing those items out. However, this can produce millions of tons of trash each year, and in the United States, where most of the world’s trash is produced, that’s especially problematic. Fortunately, the best solution for those who are doing their “spring cleaning” any season is to donate clothing, appliances, and other goods they no longer need, especially to one of your local organizations that focuses on helping disabled veterans and their families who are in need.
Helping disabled veterans, helping military families, or just helping other community members in need is a great way to give back to your town or city. Donation and volunteer efforts are some of the best ways to create a caring and sustainable community. Donating household items and clothing also helps to produce less trash by recycling and reusing items that are still functional and useful.
If you’re looking for ways of helping disabled veterans and their families in your area, here are four easy ways you can help out:
- Donate clothing: Did you know that clothing in landfills accounts for 12 to 13 million tons of trash? In order to reduce this waste and help others, it’s crucial to bring your gently used clothing donations to a charity. In fact, many charity organizations also pick up clothing donations right at your door.
- Give food: Donating food items to food pantries or food banks in your area is a great way to help those in need get necessary non-perishable food items. You can also donate food to a soup kitchen or other organization in your area that prepares food for the needy. The holiday season is also a good time to give food, so those with families can prepare holiday meals.
- Contribute household items: Have any old appliances, furniture, or other items laying around? Don’t throw them away. Instead, consider donating these items to charity, so they can be used again by someone who needs them.
- Volunteer: If you don’t have anything to give, be sure to find out about local volunteer efforts. Clothing donation charities can always use people to sort through donations, and soup kitchens need servers. Some organizations even need professionals who are able to work with military veterans to help them adjust to civilian life. Find out what you can do by searching for local organizations.
Have more questions on how you can help your local families in need? Leave a comment below. Good refereneces.