But still, amongst all this abundance, we don't know how to help. The lost warriors in the previous post have left behind wives and children. We can help them and all the families of the fallen and wounded, if we want to.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, based on need, along with financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident.
Naval Special Warfare Foundation ( SWCC) mission statement reads, in part, " ...to guarantee the firm financial footing necessary to insure educational and motivational support, promote health and welfare programs for the Naval Special Warfare Community...supporting goals and objectives considered essential to support a community of dedicated personnel ... of U.S. Navy SEAL and Special Boat Teams. The active-duty component of this community is comprised of less than 5,000 Navy SEAL or Special Warfare Combatant Craft (SWCC) operators."
Far more foundations and organizations exist than can be listed here. If you know of a project, please support it and tell your friends and family, too. If this doesn't seem to be sacrifice, then let us bring new meaning to the word. Sacrifice shouldn't hurt, it should help. Sacrifice shouldn't be chore, it should be easy. Sacrifice shouldn't be something we do once, it should be an everyday occurrence.
Make a difference. Make a contribution. Make a sacrifice.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.