Jumps for Joes
Organized by: William Snyder-Jr
There has been an epidemic of suicide among returning vets of the recent wars in the Global War on Terror. PTSD greatly effects the mental health and quality of life of veterans from all wars, past and present, and often these warriors are left with little to no adequate treatment through official channels.
While Jumps for Joes is not intended to be a treatment program for PTSD, it is meant to help raise morale, help shift perspective, and hopefully help vets overcome personal obstacles who suffer from PTSD or amputations through the sport of skydiving.
The intent of Jumps for Joes is to take vets struggling with PTSD and viable amputees skydiving for their first time or, if they already have military free fall experience, let them experience the serenity, thrill and beauty of skydiving without the burden of work and mission looming over them during the jump.
Skydiving can often be a life-changing experience for many that lets skydivers see the world and life from a different perspective. It offers personal growth through the overcoming of perceived fears, a view of the planet from a perspective few ever get to experience (let alone have the guts to do), offers a more positive, challenging and special shared/ common experience with other vets other than their combat experience, and last but not least... it's one hell of a rush.
Every dollar donated will go toward providing a willing vet with PTSD or viable amputee one tandem skydive along with a video of their experience for their keeping. Please help us stave off the epidemic and sometimes crippling effects of PTSD by helping our returned warriors experience adrenaline in a more positive way. Please donate whatever you can, whenever you can. Every little bit helps.
So many say they "support the troops" and thank vets. Let's put meaning to those words by showing them we still care and thank them by giving a little bit back for all they have given us of themselves.