Giving Back: Vets 4 Vets

Each month I donate a portion of the proceeds from Indie Fixx and the Indie Fixx Shop to a different charitable organization. The organizations I choose vary from those that provide humanitarian support, focus on the arts, provide for environmental stewardship, are concerned with animal welfare and other issues and causes that I think are important. I share them here to help publicize organizations you may not have yet had a chance to hear about.

This month, I donated to the organization Vets 4 Vets after hearing (and now here) about how many Iraq and Afghanistan vets aren’t getting the mental health care that they need from the Veteran Administration.  Vets 4 Vets is a peer support outreach group that is staffed exclusively by veterans. Their goal is to help soldiers feel good about themselves and heal from any negative aspects of service and war through the use of peer support.  No matter what one’s views of the current wars are, I believe that we must take care of our soldiers’ mental health as well as physical health needs.

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2 thoughts on “Giving Back: Vets 4 Vets

  • July 31, 2008 at 2:31 pm
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    Oh, thank you so much for sharing that! I do wish the best for your friend as well.

    Jen

  • July 31, 2008 at 1:42 pm
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    Wow! Thanks. A dear friend of mine is definitely not getting the help he needs and we felt we had exhausted all channels. I had never heard of this group before but after checking their website I found a peer group in my town. Again thanks.

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