After 36 years of service in the U.S. military and six years as veterans, Sharon and I deeply understand and appreciate the sacrifices made by those who have served in the armed forces. We have been volunteer supporters of veteran organizations in New Hampshire and nationwide, serving as board members, guest speakers, and fundraisers while sharing the personal tragedies of our veterans and their families.

We have worked closely with veteran-focused 501c3 organizations since our retirement from the military that specifically caters to veterans’ needs, ensuring those who have served our country receive the care and assistance they deserve.

Supporting 501c3 organizations that provide services to veterans and their families is crucial in bridging the gaps left by government agencies like the Veterans Administration. These community-based programs deeply understand the needs of veterans and their families and can tailor their services to address those specific needs. By supporting these organizations, we empower communities to take care of themselves and ensure those who have sacrificed for our country are given the support they deserve.

I learned a lot while campaigning for the U.S. Senate and saw the very best of New Hampshire and its great citizens. While we came up short, our generous donors left our campaign account with a positive balance at the end of the race. Sharon and I are donating our excess U.S. Senate campaign funds to organizations on the front lines, helping veterans get the help they need.

We are proud to support the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Homeland Heroes, DDS4VETs, The Semper Fi Foundation, Vouchers for Veterans, VetLinks, and Mind Your Brain. These organizations provide a wide range of services that support the diverse needs of veterans. From providing service dogs to veterans, food, and furniture to offering support for traumatic brain injuries, each of these organizations plays a crucial role in improving the lives of veterans and their families.

By supporting these organizations, we are helping to raise awareness about the challenges veterans face and the importance of providing them with the necessary support and resources. We are praying and hoping these donations inspire others to contribute to the well-being of those who have served our country.

Service to others and giving back to those who help others is a vital aspect of creating a compassionate and supportive society. By supporting 501c3 organizations that provide services to veterans and their families, we are showing gratitude for their sacrifices and ensuring they receive the support they need and deserve. It is essential to be mindful of where our donations go and to support organizations that are transparent and accountable in their use of funds. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who have given so much to our country.

God bless and Live Free or Die.