Help for Heroes
Four groups serving vets of color
People of color have served in the U.S. military since our country’s inception. And several groups are dedicated to serving them. Check out a few below.
The National Association of Black Military Women (NABMW) got its start in 1976 when 21 female World War II vets gathered together in Virginia. Today, the group hosts events across the U.S. with the goal of fostering fellowship and shared experiences among black women who have served.
Members of the Latino Veterans in Action believe empowered veterans are a “force multiplier” in at-risk communities. The group’s mission is to find and create opportunities for Latino vets transitioning to civilian life using talents and skills developed through military service.
One of the Japanese American Veterans Association’s most critical objectives is educating the public about the contributions of Japanese-American war veterans. Other areas of focus include: veteran advocacy, promoting patriotism in Americans of Japanese heritage, and providing scholarships for dependents of deceased Japanese-American veterans.
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) represents the largest community of post-9/11 veterans. Its members include women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community. IAVA’s Rapid Response Referral program provides veterans with access to a network of resources from educational benefits to mental-health services.
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