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Meghan's Foundation - Helping Veterans with PTSD

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THE STORY:

Holly Barbera Freed wrote -

The mission of Meghan's Foundation (Meghan Shortt Wilent Foundation) is to create awareness and develop trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for veterans experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Veterans who have attended Meghan's Foundation's free yoga classes include men and women from ages 26 to 75, who served in Vietnam, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. They are reporting better sleep and concentration, an ability to calm themselves when confronted with flashbacks, and generally an improved quality of life. This is consistent with studies showing that yoga and meditation are effective tools for alleviating PTSD symptoms.

We originally created this fundraiser to get sponsors for our 10K run at the 34th Annual Revolutionary Run on July 4, and as of May 26, we generated an awesome $2,875 from lots of generous folks. As promised, we are still running the 10K, but on May 27, our fundraiser was entered the new Veterans Charity Challenge 2. That way, all future donations will be eligble for challenge prizes of up to $20,000!

Please help us win the Challenge by donating whatever you can, so Meghan's Foundation can help many more veterans in PA, NJ and beyond. Donated funds are primarily used for renting classroom space, hiring teachers with special training in trauma sensitivity, and buying vets their own yoga mats and instruction manuals so they can develop a daily practice at home. Every donation, no matter how big or small, will help this great cause.

For more information on the Foundation's mission and programs, please click here to visit their website. For more information on the Veterans Charity Challenge, you can email Veterans@CrowdRise.com.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING MEGHAN'S FOUNDATION HELP OUR VETERANS!

$895

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jim/Weebles & Bonnie

     

  • Tom Dukerich

    $100

  • Susan and Milton Thompson

    $100

  • Marilyn

    $50

  • Bridget Law

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kaitlin Ford

    $25

  • Kelly Sullivan

    $10

  • Wayne Baumgaertel

    $100

  • Emily Greer

    $10

  • MAJ Joe Thompson

    $50

  • Kathleen Brown

    $50

  • The Haggerty Foundation

    $100

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The Team: $8,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Holly Barbera

Amount Raised

$7,415

 

93% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Anna

Amount Raised

$895

Donor Comments

The Haggerty Foundation

The Haggerty Foundation

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

MAJ Joe Thompson

MAJ Joe Thompson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Emily Greer

Emily Greer

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Wayne Baumgaertel

Wayne Baumgaertel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kelly Sullivan

Kelly Sullivan

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Kaitlin Ford

Kaitlin Ford

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Bridget Law

Bridget Law

DONATION: $20

This is a wonderful thing to do in the name of a lovely life! Blessings to all involved! .~*Bridget Law (elephant revival) 3 years ago

Marilyn

Marilyn

DONATION: $50

3 years ago