United Way: Guiding and Serving Military and Their Families

By Joshua Campbell

Memorial Day helps remind us to set aside some time to remember those soldiers who have fallen in service to our country.

It should also serve to remind us to care for those soldiers who, having made it back to us, may not have made it home whole. Veterans often return with scars, some evident, some not so evident.

These wounds can make it difficult for veterans to find work and to reintegrate into society, causing veterans to live in poverty and homelessness. Thankfully, organizations exist that help veterans in their plight. The United Way of Denton County is this type of organization.

According the organization’s website, more than 41,000 veterans call Denton County home. Around five percent of this population lives in poverty. About 22 percent of the veteran population suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

To read more, pick up a copy of the May/June issue of LiveIt magazine.