Take the "Thank you for your service pledge!"

“Welcome home!” celebrations for our returning veterans are nice, but Americans need to do more to thank our servicemen and women.

We suggest making a pledge through Northern Virginia Consortium for Community Development (NVCCD), Inc., to fund nationwide programs that help veterans transition successfully back into civilian life. (Many of those programs are described here, on our website.) By taking the pledge, individuals agree to donate $5 to $10 a month for a year. Corporations may begin their monthly donations at $50 a month for a year.

NVCCD is a 501 (c ) 3 NPO/NGO. That means all donations are tax-deductible. Our goal is to ensure that 85 percent of your donation will be used to fund our programs and services. This will be verified annually by an international accounting firm.

Thank you in advance for honoring our military veterans by taking “the pledge!”