1 in 4 NH Military Members is Struggling Financially: Here's How You Can Help
“If you see four veterans together, know that one of them is struggling.”
That is the message Matt Mayberry is hoping to spread across the Granite State this holiday season. Mayberry, the former vice chair of the NHGOP, is advocating for New Hampshire veterans this Christmas.
“One out of every four active duty military families rely on a food pantry or food stamps to survive each month,” Mayberry told "The Morning Wake-Up with Nazzy & Tara" on Tuesday.
Mayberry’s call to action?
“If you see someone in uniform thank them,” he said, “because if you see four of them together you know that one of them is having a hard time making ends’ meet.”
He said a simple “thank you” and a donation is one of the best ways to help.
Mayberry highlighted some of the nonprofits helping veterans including the Salvation Army. Mayberry volunteers 30 hours a month ringing the bell in front of New Hampshire businesses. He reminds Granite Staters that every cent counts and to try to donate something every time you see the kettle.
Also, the Community Toolbox is a nonprofit in Portsmouth that offers small home repairs to those in need — many disabled veterans who need handicap access ramps.
And the Children of Fallen Patriots provides “college scholarships and education counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.”
Mayberry said if you are a child of a fallen veteran or know of one, please call him at (603) 969-7077 or reach out on Twitter at @mattmayberrynh.
Mayberry is also the office manager for Carlisle Capital, the parent company of Binnie Media.
Listen to the full interview below.