Some folks understanding that we cant depend on the government or DoD have taken up a bit of the load. A lot of the Soldiers Angels site shows the veterans of Iraq/Afganistan, but look close and you will see the folks helping out. Scroll down about a quarter of the way & you will see a partial description of Sgt Dolphini's effort. As of yesterday, the 14th, his leadership this summer had brought in over $13,000 in donations. Mostly in $10 & $20 bills given by folks passing by on the street. About a third of that was collected on the 24 hour vigil on the 4th July.