What can we do to help heroes who return from war assimilate into a country for which they have given their effort and loyalty? Dustin DeMoss


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When Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, and his wife decided three years ago that they wanted to give millions of dollars to veterans’ causes, they had one basic requirement: The organizations had to have track records of quickly helping veterans and their families overcome their most pressing issues.

The Schultzes decided to get involved in giving money to military causes shortly after Robert Gates, the defense secretary from 2006 to 2011, joined the Starbucks board in 2012. Mr. Gates made the family aware of the types of challenges service members were facing as they returned to civilian life.

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