Reedley, California – Combat Veteran, Logan Warnshuis, chose to make a difference by actively leading an awareness and fundraising initiative, The War at Home, benefiting GallantFew on September 12, 2015.
Logan Warshuis served with the 1st Ranger Battalion and is a combat Army Ranger Veteran. Warnshuis is committed to bring awareness and action to resolving twenty two Veteran suicides a day. Warnshuis planned and executed a “War At Home” awareness and fundraising event with the help of Veteran owned El Rincon Mexican Restaurant.
Warnshuis says, “The experience was one of a kind. I plan on making this an annual event while gradually increasing my fundraising goal. Never be afraid to ask for help and always be willing to give help. The stronger our community is, the better off we all will be.”
The first annual War At Home event was a success and Warnshuis was able to donate $1,500 to GallantFew.
Karl Monger, Executive Director of GallantFew says, “For real, lasting change in the challenges facing veterans, local communities have to take responsibility for reintegrating veterans to the community. Volunteers like Logan are critical to educating and motivating people in their communities. We’ll never stop 22 Veteran suicides a day, but we CAN stop the next one – and the next.”
There are 22 veterans and 1 active duty suicides reported each day. Many due to untreated PTSD or other psycho social stressors experienced by our veterans such as homelessness, unemployment or other financial issues, family problems, addiction etc. By providing peer support and access to psychological health services GallantFew is doing its part to assist our veterans/address the unmet needs/ lower this tragic statistic.
GallantFew is a non-profit charitable organization committed to the prevention of veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to civilian life filled with hope and purpose.
To learn more visit www.gallantfew.org