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Why It's Important to Give Back to Veterans and Milfams Year-Round

Folks, I do some work to support orgs helping out service members, veterans, and their families. I figure it's the least I can do to give back. We recently wrapped up our 4th annual Veterans Charity Challenge.

If you missed it, big congrats to the Grand Prize Winners:

  • 1st Place: Hero Dogs Inc with $101,852 raised.
  • 2nd Place: Warrior Canine Connection with $91,276 raised.
  • 3rd Place: Dogs on Deployment with $17,234 raised.
  • 4th Place: The National Military Family Association with $15,809 raised.
  • 5th Place: Veteran Tickets Foundation with $15,245 raised.


It was pretty successful, and the folks over at CrowdRise recently sent us some impressive stats from the Challenge:

  • 41% of active charities won at least one prize.
  • Warrior Canine Connection came in 2nd place with over 800 donations, more than double the donation number of any other organization.
  • On the last day of the Challenge, over $68K was raised on 221 individual donations.
  • Total Number of Unique Donors: 1,474 from 50 US States
  • 89% of Online Donations were less than $100
  • Average Raised per participating charity: $8,791

I know that lots of folks give to orgs supporting vets and milfams around Independence Day and Veterans Day, but I think it's critical that we're giving back year-round. What have you been doing to support our troops?

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