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We owe our military, our veterans, their families and families of the fallen a debt we can never fully repay. The American people want to help, but in some cases just don’t know how. Many of these heroes face physical and emotional wounds, unemployment, families that are not always intact and other hardships.
The numbers are alarming:
- To date, there are 47,740 wounded military from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts
- Eleven to 20 percent of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and 30 percent of Vietnam-era veterans live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- In just over 10 years, nearly 250,000 soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury
- An estimated 18 veterans commit suicide every day; since 2001, 2,293 U.S.military have committed suicide
- Twenty-seven percent of troops returning from Iraq/Afghanistan abuse alcohol
- One-fifth of the homeless population are veterans – 107,000 on a given night
- The divorce rate for military families increased by 38 percent from 2001 to 2010
- In 2011, the unemployment rate for Gulf-war era veterans rose to 12.1 percent; for women, it’s 12.4 percent
If you are a provider of services benefiting veterans or veteran’s families, or you know of a resource please use our contact form and let us know. If you are an individual, a business or a non-profit organization that would like to assist military veterans and their families and families of the fallen please contact us and we will let you know how you can help. All of us pulling together to benefit these heroes will make a huge difference in their lives.
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