Citizen Patriots are generous individuals who want to Stand Together for America’s Reservists. The easiest way to stand with us today is by contributing to the Citizen Patriot Fund. Donations to the fund support ROA programs designed to deliver maximum impact on the areas of greatest need for our Reservists. Citizen Patriots can designate their gifts to the following categories:
Among the many programs in development for Reserve families, the Reserve Kids School Kit is designed to address a significant gap in support for today’s Reserve families. While there are many programs designed to support the children of active duty service members, none of these programs take into account the unique challenges faced by thousands of Reserve kids in schools across the country. Most of the time, teachers and administrators don’t know a student is the child of Reserve parents, and they certainly don’t have enough information on the impacts of mobilizations and Reserve duty. By marking your contribution for our Reserve Families program, you’ll help the foundation fill in the gaps on this research and equip parents and teachers alike with the resources they need to ensure our Reserve kids are fully supported in their academic progress.
ROA’s Defense Education Forum (DEF) is is an essential tool for today’s serving Reservists. As a respected center of excellence and a leader in joint professional development, DEF provides a one of a kind resource for Reservists in and out of uniform. Holding down a civilian job while navigating a military career is no easy task. Over the last decade thousands of young Reservists have received the knowledge and resources they need to succeed through their attendance at one of many professional development seminars from ROA’s Defense Education Forum. Your support to ROA’s Defense Education Forum helps us continue to provide the latest tools and the most comprehensive resources to these Citizen Warriors so they can focus on success on and off the battlefield.
As the nation’s only free legal assistance resource tailored specifically to the needs of Reservists, ROA’s Service Members Law Center (SMLC) is answering the needs of thousands of Reservists each month. Through direct assistance and an extensive law review library the SMLC keeps Reservists and their families up to date on their rights in and out of uniform. The many state and federal laws that apply to Reserve duty can be a nightmare to understand. Too often Reservists are expected to navigate this complex legal framework alone. By donating to the Citizen Patriot fund and marking your gift for the SMLC, you’ll be supporting our one-of-a-kind efforts to ensure no Reservist suffers for serving their country.