This Memorial Day, honor the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice by pledging to support their fellow soldiers with us today—our nation’s veterans. The need couldn’t be greater. Right now, the number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war. Already, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are appearing among the homeless population.

You can make a critical difference with the simplest step: showing today’s veterans that you honor their strength and that you will support them with respect. Volunteers of America has seen time and again that by treating our veterans not as victims, but as valued citizens working to overcome challenges, we can help them overcome amazing obstacles.

Take the Volunteers of America pledge to #MakeMemorialDayCount and give the veterans in your life the support, gratitude and respect they need to live their lives to the fullest.


I pledge to be an advocate for America’s veterans, and I will:

1. Actively appreciate the veterans I know by calling them to say “thank you” for their abilities and contributions.

2. Talk to the veterans in my life knowing that they are strong people, not victims, who need support overcoming the challenges they face upon returning home.

3. Know where to send a veteran who may need the help of caring professionals and fellow veterans. Volunteers of America has local offices across the country that offer specialized veterans programs and services.

This Memorial Day, honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice by committing to help struggling veterans who need support. From Korea to Vietnam, from Afghanistan to Iraq, too many of America’s brave Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine veterans are facing homelessness, hunger and illness without hope or help.


You can make all the difference.


#MakeMemorialDayCount today by making a gift to Volunteers of America of Florida. You’ll support the programs, housing and outreach that can help our veterans rebuild their lives today.

Make Memorial Day Count

7 oz yankee candleScreen Shot 2016-05-17 at 2.15.04 PMYou can help Volunteers of America of Florida Keep the Flame Burning for Memorial Day!

By purchasing a Yankee Candle, created especially for Volunteers of America of Florida, you are helping to ignite hope and create positive change in the lives of homeless Veterans. A portion of the proceeds from each Candle will go to Volunteers of America of Florida.

Available in Macintosh and Clean Cotton scents, 7 oz jar for $24, 22 oz jar for $30.

Please help Keep the Flame of HOPE Burning this Memorial Day with a Volunteers of America of Florida Yankee Candle. Orders can be placed by emailing Development@voa-fla.org.

*While supplies last.  Orders outside of the State of Florida cannot be shipped.