Hidden Wounds has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. . Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
Every day 22 veterans die by suicide, every day. That’s one suicide every 65 minutes. In fact, in recent years, military suicide deaths have surpassed combat deaths.
Up to 20 percent of veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom have suffered from post-traumatic stress. 23 percent of women in the military have reported being sexually assaulted while in the military. 55 percent of women and 38 percent of men have experienced sexual harassment while in the military.
Shocking numbers. Even more shocking is that there are so few resources for our veterans to heal. The mission of Hidden Wounds is to provide interim and emergency counseling services to ensure the psychological health and well-being of veterans and their families.
We have helped more than 3,000 veterans receive mental health treatment. More than 20,000 group and private counseling hours have been provided to veterans and their families. Every day more help is needed.
The National Day of Giving is December 2, 2014. On Giving Tuesday, as it has come to be known, you will likely receive many requests for donations. This year we’d like to invite you to stand with the men and women who have stood for you and our country in the past and help us reach our goal of raising $10,000.
Your donation on December 2nd will help us further our mission of providing vital mental health services to veterans and their families. You can help ease the pain of a soldier, the worry of a mother and the grief of a child. Please, consider making a contribution that is significant to you to help us reach our goal on Giving Tuesday.
Please click on the link here to donate online https://www.classy.org/checkout/donation?eid=39797