It's interesting how life works....here is what happened over the past few weeks...the story goes like this:
The Phoenix Piazza forums are gaining interest and we are so happy that capt. Rich had shared his project for the Vets he is involved with in our forums. The model that Capt. Rich caught our eye with the peaceful setting that Vets can go to for support. We decided to get behind his Go Fund Me campaign but did not get a lot of traction...SO...we decided to rewrite his campaign and give it another try. We have just relaunched the new campaign and will continue promoting this amazing project!
In the meantime, we received an email from a new partner, Charles, with a project in Zimbabwe who has developed a computer hub program for children who who do not have computers.... and Charles needed some help with his campaign too. We are launching that tomorrow!
Coming soon will be a brand new page in the PV projects section that will have all the details of how we can help your project fund raising campaign. As we say "Teamwork!"
Veterans' Village Hawaii
What we have in mind
To create a sustainable Veterans Village Model that will provide both housing / training and recreational therapy for PTSD and homeless veterans through a 501(c)(3) public charitable and California corporation.
According to recent reports, some 22 veterans per day are dying at their own hands and the majority of suicides happen during the 1st 3 years after discharge. This is at epidemic proportions and if this was due to some other type of illness society would have already made an outpouring of support as well as aid to help these victims. It's a travesty that our nation's veterans should be left to face suicide this way, feeling abandoned and forgotten when we can do something to end it.
Veterans Village Concepts:
Our current wars are waged as urban warfare thus making it very difficult for our veterans to return to our nation's cities in peace. Dark alleys / loud noises / speeding cars / moving curtains are all elements that they may find very disturbing. Thus the need for a rural setting in which they can find comfort and peace.
To our homeless, this lifestyle would be a blessing. A hut of their very owns away from harm or the threat of police action and incarceration.