TBI and PTSD are some of the loneliest conditions there are
Radcliff, KY (Vocus) November 30, 2010
Intentional Chocolate of Los Angeles, CA has partnered with USA Cares, pledging a 20% donation of net profits to the military charitable organization serving post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families. Among USA Cares four program areas is Warrior Treatment Today which provides assistance to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) by removing the financial barriers to treatment. USA cares helps these “invisibly” wounded soldiers by assuring that the financial burden of maintaining their households is alleviated while they seek much needed in-patient treatment.
Jim Walsh, CEO of Intentional Chocolate—who learned about USA Cares from their spokesperson, radio host Dennis Miller—knows how difficult TBI can be. At the age of 32, he suffered a traumatic brain injury. “TBI and PTSD are some of the loneliest conditions there are,” says Walsh. “The outside world doesn’t see any evidence of damage, but inside, it’s extremely debilitating. We hope to help these individuals, and their families, however we can. That’s why we’re donating 20 percent of our net profits—up to one million dollars—to USA Cares.”
Gifts of Intentional Chocolate can be purchased from their website at http://www.intentionalchocolate.com/ or Amazon.
About USA Cares™
USA Cares is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military and their families with basic financial needs, assists veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), works to prevent home foreclosures and evictions, and assists veterans with career placement. USA Cares has received over 26,000 requests for help and responded with more than $7.4 million in grants. Post-9/11 military and family can apply for assistance at http://usacares.org/ .
About Intentional Chocolate™
Intentional Chocolate’s mission is to co-create a more just and compassionate world—starting by bringing more love and positive intentions into areas of society that need it most, such as our military. It is not their desire to be part of any dialogue on the correctness of what we are doing in Iraq or elsewhere. It is their desire to continue to make sure that our military families know they are not alone. For more information visit http://www.intentionalchocolate.com/.
For More Information Contact:
Kathleen J Fleck, USA Cares
270.352.5451 ext 106