Do something because you genuinely, true heartedly care and want to not because you feel you have to or want something in return. I am a strong believer of this and live by it. I am a disabled OIF/OEF Veteran with three combat deployments, who recently transitioned out of the military. I would love to start a non-profit organization but in the mean time I am seeking your help. I, like many fellow war Veterans have always found comfort and healing by being around fellow Warriors who know what every one of us are going through. A Veteran goes to medical and comes out with a pharmacy or completely gets gaffed off. There are so many Honorable Veterans who continue to struggle with the Veterans Affairs to get the medical treatments they need, there issues get minimized or there issues get completely changed my medical professionals. How do I know, because I have recently experienced this with the Veterans Affairs. BUT, this is not about me, this is about my fellow bretheren.
Yes, there are many non-profit organizations that are geared towards Wounded Warrior Veterans but in all reality they cannot reach every single veteran especially if the Veteran has some struggles/challenges and doesn't reach out or flat out doesn't know where to start or where to find these resources. These organizations are also tied down to what they can do, provide or only do certain things. Despite that, every Wounded Warrior Veteran deserves to be seeked out to be given and encouraged to find himself, his purpose and better themselves. There are too many Veterans that have become homeless, 22 Veterans commit suicide each and every day or have shut themselves off from life. What better way of planting the seed, getting the Veteran out and exposed to resources and fellow Veterans, utilize what mental health professionals call "exposure therapy", bringing Warriors together to provide comfort and healing to each other through sharing and personal advise, than by Wounded Warrior Veterans reaching out to other Veterans throughout the United States and bringing all together in a retreat, getaway, camping style experience without restrictions, timelines, and pressure.
What I am seeking and sincerely asking for is monetary donations. I plan on utilizing the money by bringing Veterans from across the United States and setting up decompression and healing retreats in various places throughout the United States. I plan on reaching Veterans through many sources and fellow Veterans. I also plan on using these donations to reach active duty wounded warriors who are reaching their transition time in order to provide guidance and resources by visiting the units throughout the US and Hawaii. Just like it is important for veterans to decompress and heal, it is very important to reach the wives and caregivers and afford them the same opportunity. I will utilize the monies donated to care for the wives and caregivers and afford them spa treatments, retreats, getaways, etc. I would be more than happy to share the monies allocations, pictures, etc.
I am also seeking for but not limited to camping lease donations, hunting lease donations, fishing lease donation, resort donations anywhere in the United States in order to facilitate the unity, brotherhood, cohesion, and healing and decompression process for us Veterans, wives and caregivers. People always reach out and say "thank you for your service" and I truly appreciate it. I want all Veterans that I can reach to know that Americans truly appreaciates them for all they have done so Americans can continue to live life freely and essentially worriless. I truly appreciate your time, caring heart, understanding and all your donations.