HELP US RAISE AWARENESS FOR VETERAN SUICIDE
We encourage you to get involved with our upcoming Challenge 22 Events through our Suicide Prevention Initiative. These events are geared towards raising money and identifying solutions to end veteran suicide.
In addition to the walk itself, Veteran Service Organizations will also be in attendance to promote how they are impacting the veteran community with mental health programs and services. We firmly believe there are multiple forms of successful treatments for mental health. From K9 companion organizations to representatives from various counseling or therapy facilities, we know that it will take us all working together towards ending this staggering statistic.
We hope that you will be able to show your support for our veterans by attending our Challenge 22 events. We got their six, do you?
4th Annual Post 63 Challenge 22 Event
Winter Garden, FLFor more information or to become a sponsor, please visit www.WGAL63.org
To register to walk, visit https://bit.ly/2GhziSt
13th District Challenge 22 Event
Port Charlotte, FL
All day event starting at 10:00AM with the National Anthem and followed by 2.2 mile walk, live music, raffles, giveaways, and cookout. Bring your Legion Banners to show your support during the walk!
Post 69 Challenge 22 Event
Avon Park, FL
Details coming soon!
PROJECT: VetRelief is please to offer an online Advocate Training course on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:00AM. The class will be held via Zoom and led by the PROJECT: VetRelief Team.
Please help us share this information with anyone who might be interested in learning about PROJECT: VetRelief or becoming an Advocate within your Post. REMEMBER: ANY Legion Family Member may attend (this includes Auxiliary and SAL members).
To attend, you must pre-register, no later than Wednesday, November 4th. The course has limited availability, and attendance is FREE of charge. Please note, attendees will need to have a Zoom account to attend the webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Click the button below to get registered today!
COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE
Since the end of March, PROJECT: VetRelief has seen a tremendous increase of financial assistance cases for veterans and their families due to the coronavirus pandemic.
PROJECT: VetRelief has provided support to 210 veterans who experienced temporary or permanent layoffs due to the coronavirus by giving out $167,305.03.
Check out the table above, as it breaks down what type of assistance has been given out to these veterans who need our help.
It is very apparent that our veteran community still needs us to get them through these difficult times! However, our funding is quickly going away and many of our fundraising events have been canceled in order to remain compliant to safety orders from local and state governments.
Our program will not be able to keep up with the necessary demand of providing support if we do not secure future funding!
Now, more than ever, we are relying on the entire Legion Family to do what they can to support our program. Whether you are able to hold a socially-distanced fundraiser or make a personal donation, it will take us all working together to provide the help our veterans need!