I had the good fortune to meet Justin Cogswell today and learn all about his organization. He provides a needed service to veterans in the form of vehicles (that he repairs) and household goods (that he refurbishes). I was immediately drawn to start a fundraiser for him. Please help me reach my goal of $2000.
I can get behind this mission: "Our mission is to have an impact on the 22 veteran suicides per day and homelessness statistics by surprising veterans with the basic items needed for survival in a civilian lifestyle."
I quote from their webpage: "Many people do not realize how difficult of an adjustment it can be to move from military life into civilian life for many veterans. Most of our heroic veterans return home from service with just enough personal belongings to fit in their vehicles. Many also have skill-sets that are strictly combat related making the transition into civilian life a challenge. Veterans are brave, dedicated, selfless people by nature. Anyone that has met a hardened military veteran understands that they are the last people in the world to ask friends and family for help, or express their troubles.
We have lost 5,900 military members in combat since 2001, and 120,000 military members at home to suicide since 2001.