The ones that you love the most
are the ones willing to fight for you
I swore to defend you
I risked my life
So you don’t have to
While you are watching this, there are 300,000 homeless veterans sleeping on the streets and this number is rising.
Over 1.4 million veterans are at risk of becoming homeless.
More than 67% of homeless veterans served our country for at least 3 years.
They gave everything, yet we are failing them.
While you are watching this, a soldier somewhere doesn’t understand why he is so easily discarded. But he keeps fighting on.
While you are watching this, a veteran is losing his family. Divorce rate among military couples has increased 42%.
An estimated 460,000 veterans suffer from PTSD.
While you are watching this, a veteran is roaming the streets helpless.
Homeless vets spend an average of 6 years on the streets.
While you are watching this, a veteran doesn’t understand why his sacrifice went unappreciated.
While you are watching this, a veteran somewhere is not getting any help.
The veterans administration have resources to serve only a fraction of our veterans.
In the time you were watching this video, a veteran somewhere took his own life.
Nearly 5000 veterans die by their own hand every year. That’s one veteran every two hours.
If you want to join the cause and help, or you are a veteran in need, contact one of these organizations:
Boot Campaign / www.bootcampaign.com
American Ex-prisoners of war / www.axpow.org / (817)649-2979
American Forces Network / www.myafn.net / (951)431-2351
American Gulf War Veterans Association / www.gulfwarvets.com / (877)817-9829
American Legion / www.legion.org / (800)433-3318
American Veterans for Equal Rights / http://aver.us / (718)849-5665
Blinded Veterans Association / http://bva.org / (800)669-7079
Call of Duty Endowment / www.callofdutyendowment.org
Code of Support / www.codeofsupport.org / (571)527-3240
Disabled American Veterans / www.dav.org / (859)441-7300
Healing Heroes / www.healingheroes.org / (727)781-4376
Heart Strings for Heroes / www.heartstringsforheroes.com/our-heroes / (727)686-6887
Helping Hometown Heroes / www.helpinghometownheroes.org / (301)351-4484
IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America / http://iava.org / (212)982-9699
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors / homesforwoundedwarriors.com / (952)474-2235
Lone Survivor Foundation / www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org
Marine for Life Org / www.marineforlife.org / (617)293-4102
Military Family Assistance Maine National Guard / www.me.ngb.army.mil/family
Military Officers Association of America / www.moaa.org / (703)549-2311
Military Veterans of Albany - Good Friends & Great Causes / (518)376-3998
National Association for Black Veterans / www.nabvets.com / 1-877-622-8387
Nation Association of American Veterans / www.naavets.org / (202)465-3296
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans / www.nchv.org / (202)546-1969
Hellis Air Force Nase / www.nellis.af.mil
New Battle Front / www.newbattlefront.org/ / (203)805-8055
Operation Homefront / www.operationhomefront.net/waystogive
Operation Injured Soldiers / www.injuredsoldiers.org / (248)437-1144
Operation Sacred Trust / 411veterans.com / (954)403-4533 X810
Operation Second Chance / operationsecondchance.org / (301)972-1080
Operation Stand Down Nashville / www.osdnashville.org / (615)248-1981
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island / www.OSDRI.org / (401)383-4730
Paralyzed Veterans of America / www.pva.org / (800)424-8200
Real Warriors / www.realwarriors.net
Ride2Recovery / www.ride2recovery.com / (818)888-7091 Ext. 2
Rock 4 Recovery / www.rock4recovery.net / (910)977-3734
Rock for the Fallen (Former Navy Seals) / www.westcoastseals.org
Semper Fi Fund / www.semperfifund.org
Silver Star Families of America / www.silverstarfamilies.org / (573)230-7456
Soldiers Angels / soldiersangels.org / (218)779-7271
The Battle Buddy Foundation / www.tbbf.org / (844)822-3674
The Enlisted Association / trea.org / (303)752-0660
The Raider Project / www.raiderproject.org / (910)467-1254
US MArines / www.marines.mil / (505)878-6483; (440)243-4010
Veterans Advanteage / www.veteransadvantage.com / (203)422-2526
Veterans Families United / veteransfamiliesunited.org / (405)535-1925
Veterans for America / dav.org / (877)426-2838
Veterans Memorial Branson / www.veteransmemorialbranson.com / (417)336-2300
Veterans of Foreign Wars / www.vfw.org
Wounded Warrior Project / www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ /(202)510-5678; (702)521-2751
Wounded Warrior Project (Las Vegas) / www.woundedwarriorproject.org / (202)510-5679
Wounded Warrior Project (Milwaukee) / www.woundedwarriorproject.org / (608)449-1202