I wanted to reach out and make you all aware of the amazing work these folks are doing for veterans and service-members with PTSD and TBI. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) is responsible for building the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE). The NICoE is a proof of concept for what a state-of-the-art treatment and research facility for PTSD and TBI should be. The work they are doing is inspiring and they want to do more. Right now they are in the process of raising 100 million dollars to build nine more of these centers around the country to make the level of treatment available at the NICoE available to the veteran population all over the country.
I learned a few days ago that they were involved in a fundraising competition and wanted to help spread the word. In a nutshell:
'The Crowdrise Veterans Challenge is a unique opportunity to engage the public to take action, share with their networks and compete with other teams (veterans charities) in fundraising efforts. It's a fun and social platform and Craig Newmark, of Craigconnects is offering incentives to donors, team members and top fundraising charities. The top 3 fundraising teams will receive grand prize donations from Craigconnects and the Rahr Foundation. The campaign began on Memorial Day and ends the 4th of July.'
Top fundraising organizations have a chance to win additional money for their organizations. Their mission is incredibly important for veterans with PTSD and TBI. If you can afford to support this cause, I ask that you do so. Even if you can't support with money, please help me spread the word. The competition ends July 4th, so we've got a month to help them realize their goals! The best part - you can become a team member and help raise funds for the team as a whole! With everything going on trying to get my own non-profit up an operational, I do not have the time to dedicate to actively fundraise for this amazing cause. Considering how involved and passionate this community is, I wanted to make sure you all knew about it and help raise the money they need to succeed.
As always, thanks to everyone who supports PTSD and TBI awareness and treatment. It is your compassion and dedication that inspires me to drive on every day.
Yours In Health,
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.