I'm participating in the 2014 Believe in Heroes® blogger campaign and received compensation as part of the program.
There will always be opposing viewpoints on the issues that face our country. Democrat vs republican, pro-life vs pro-choice, right to carry vs gun control... the list goes on and on.
However, no matter which side you stand on when discussing whether or not we should be sending troops to war, there is no denying that those Americans that do serve our country are true heroes. The sacrifices that they and their families make each and every day are incomparable, from the time spent away to the possibility of experiencing life-altering injuries.
Similarly, most veterans and their families are faced with a variety of challenges once they return to civilian life, including both physical injuries as well as those you cannot see, like post-traumatic stress disorder. Don't we owe it to these incredible men and women to show our support?
The answer is yes and right now it is even easier for all of us thanks to Believe in Heroes raising funds and awareness for Wounded Warrior Project.
A national cause marketing campaign, Believe in Heroes brings grocery retailers, trusted brands and shoppers together to raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors and serve injured service members for their lifetime.
Believe in Heroes was established in 2010 and, now in its 5th consecutive year of raising funds, the campaign has generated $16 million for Wounded Warrior Project. That money has helped enable the expansion of its critical veteran programs that now directly serve more than 40,000 injured service members.
So, how can you get involved? Through three easy ways!
First, you can do your part while taking on the common household task of grocery shopping! Simply visit Believe in Heroes and head to their coupon portal, where you'll be able to download over $25 in savings (coupons are available through 11.30.14, or while supplies last) on brands you'll already be stocking up on during your next shopping trip.
We're talking brands including SunnyD, Brawny, Campbells, Purina, GERBER, Duracell, Jimmy Dean and more, so why wouldn't you want to grab a coupon or two (or 20)?
Second, purchase your own Believe in Heroes merchandise in stores or online so that you can show your support to those around you. From a license plate frame to a ballpoint pen to an apron set (and many more), there is a piece of gear that would make a wonderful gift for the family and friends in your life.
Third, share social media posts supporting Believe in Heroes and Wounded Warrior Project! Use the hashtag #BelieveInHeroes and join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, while encouraging your friends to do the same.
What are you waiting for? Find out more information on the Believe in Heroes campaign, how/where to shop, what great money-saving coupons are waiting for you and more by visiting WoundedWarriorProject.org.
If you need a little inspiration, while you're there take the time read many of the incredible Warrior Stories to see what heroic soldiers you might be helping by taking part in this campaign. It's time we all made a difference!