Huntsville, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
The PTSD Foundation of America is inviting the public to a fundraiser aiding the expansion of Camp Hope and furthering its mission to help veterans combat the unseen wounds of war.
Based in Houston, Camp Hope provides interim housing and a positive environment for Wounded Warriors, veterans and their families suffering from combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Efforts to expand Camp Hope are being spearheaded by the PTSD Foundation of America and the HEARTS Veterans Museum with an upcoming fundraiser on May 2.
The fundraiser will be held at the Veterans Conference in Huntsville from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The evening will include dinner, an address from Vietnam veteran and author Bill Butler, and a silent auction benefiting Camp Hope. Tickets are available for $25 at the HEARTS Veterans Museum.
Nearly 30 percent of troops returning from war zones experience symptoms of PTSD, a psychiatric disorder that can occur after the witnessing of a life-threatening event. Without treatment, those affected by PTSD may experience difficulty functioning in social or family life and may develop additional disorders such as depression or substance abuse.
The Camp Hope facility opened in 2012 and is located in a quiet and safe setting in Houston, Texas where veterans and their immediate family members can find healing, help and hope, while benefitting from an intensive peer support and mentoring program for post traumatic stress.
Camp Hope staff and supporters understand that those who have served this nation continue to struggle with the invisible wounds of combat and are working to assist our veterans in restoring hope and vitality to their lives.
More details for the Camp Hope fundraiser and other upcoming events are available at: http://ptsdusa.org
CPT David S. DeKerlegand USA (Ret)
PTSD Foundation of America
The PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring our combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress. Many warriors are coming home with visible wounds; countless others are coming home with scars we cannot see, wounded souls from witnessing the horrors of war over and over again – PTSD. We feel it is our duty as Americans to help these mighty warriors and their families adjust and find their new normal.