BENEFITING: 211 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego is incredibly grateful to Conner for offering to raise money to support our Military and Veteran program.
Here, in Conner's own words, is why he has chosen to support 2-1-1's Military and Veteran program:
I’m Conner, an 11-year old student who attends Our Lady of Grace Catholic School.
My teacher gave us an assignment that involves a lot of freedom and creativity about something that we are truly passionate about. Some of my classmates are making skateboards, others are making cooking plans or building something. For me, I felt that I wanted to do something that would help our Veterans, which is why I chose to raise money for an organization called 2-1-1 San Diego and its Military & Veteran program.
This organization receives calls from Veterans who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I’m sure you have heard about this. I have always felt bad for the Veterans who suffer from this because they defend our country and freedom, and through no fault of their own ended up with PTSD.
My grandfather is a Veteran as well as all of his brothers. I have learned a lot from him about serving our country and what the soldiers had to deal with. Fortunately, he didn’t suffer from PTSD.
I’m asking for your help in donating to this cause that is very important to me. My goal is to raise $500. This will help the Vets suffering from PTSD in many ways, including: helping them find jobs, shelter and food.
2-1-1 San Diego is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization. Your donation can be used as a tax deduction and their tax ID number is 33-1029843.
About 2-1-1's Military & Veteran program:
In San Diego, our military is a huge part of our history, sense of community and vibrant culture. However, every day current and former service members and their families deal with the complex maze of issues that accompanies military life. Often times the most difficult problem is not knowing where to turn for help.
2-1-1 San Diego's Military and Veteran program is a confidential, Veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline dedicated to assisting active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists and guard members through information, guidance, referrals and care coordination. All of the Military and Veteran program staff have served and understand the rigors of the military and military family life, constant deployments, transitioning out of the military and navigating veterans' services. 2-1-1's Peer-Support Specialist and Peer Navigators are dedicated to helping active duty military, veterans, and their immediate families connect to the services and assistance they deserve.
To learn more, visit our website: http://211sandiego.org/resources/military-veteran-services/