One Simple Type of Fundraiser to Support American Troops
You can do a type of fundraising for American troops that is different than fundraisers for various types of charities. It may be easier. Many organizations which support our military servicewomen have their own fundraisers in place, and they need help. You can help by supporting their cause with your time, such as volunteering and giving money, but you can also turn their fundraiser into your own by simply publicizing it. Publicize the events on your own blog, if you have one, or send out press releases to local media outlets. Write a letter to the editor about the event. Ask friends and business associates to donate their money and time.
For example, the website, uso.org, which raises money to support American troops, will receive money from the 35th annual Marine Corp Marathon October 31, 2010. If you want to hold a fundraiser, without the work of organizing one, you can support this effort with time, money, and publicity. Each participating runner is asked to raise $1,000. As a bonus, participants pass many famous landmarks such as the Lincoln and Washington monuments, so they get to enjoy some beautiful scenery while supporting the troops.
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The USO has a variety of events countrywide listed on their official website, or you can contact your local USO office for more information. Some of these events include: a cross country run in Missouri, an Indian Summer Festival and golf outing in Wisconsin, and other events in other areas. Try typing in the name of your state between the words "uso" and "org." to find events, or by doing an Internet search. Event coordinators appreciate all types of help.
In addition, the Disabled American Veterans, on its website, dav.org, lists a variety of fundraisers that could use your fundraising efforts.