BENEFITING: FINAL SALUTE
Thank you for visiting my page. My name is Ingrid Santos. I’m competing for Ms. Veteran America to stand in solidarity with my female comrades, highlight the many facets of women Veterans and show how we continue to make a difference long after we’ve put away our uniforms. Ms. Veteran America serves as a needed role model for girls and young women–a role model that previously did not exist. It also reminds us that these women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and wives, as well as our friends and neighbors, and that they face specific hurdles that need to be addressed in a specific manner.
Many women Veterans face challenges when returning to civilian life that are different from those of their male counterparts, including raising children on their own or dealing with the psychological after effects of events such as military sexual trauma. These issues, without intervention, can put women Veterans at greater risk of becoming homeless. I believe in women working together to foster strength among each other and within their communities. Please help me reach my goal! All proceeds benefit Final Salute Inc.