18 veterans (most suffering from PTS from current or previous wars) attempt suicide EACH DAY.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Camp Hope will provide interim housing for Combat Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress and their families in a caring and positive environment. This project is a glowing example of Corporate America coming together to fill a void that is needed within our communities for our military and their families that are coming home from war.
The Camp Hope staff is working to assist veterans combating the effects of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). One in three returning veterans are being diagnosed with serious PTS symptoms, less than 40% will seek help. On average, 18 veterans (most suffering from PTS from current or previous wars) attempt suicide EACH DAY.
"I spent twenty years in the United States Air Force, and struggled through all twenty - from the Gulf War all the way through Iraqi Freedom in 2009. I isolated myself from the rest of society, lived in my bedroom, and had no hope," said Retired Air Force Veteran Bruce Hoskins. "Thanks to Sam Askins and the rest of the PTSD Foundation staff, I've now found it."
Camp Hope will assist veterans with a myriad of issues to include job placement, transportation and peer support groups integration as they pursue the rewarding and fulfilling lives they so richly deserve. Camp Hope is located at 9724 Derrington Rd near the Sam Houston Race Park.
There were approximately 125 people that attended the Open House. The event included a tour of the current residential housing unit, the PTSD Foundation of America corporate headquarters, as well as the two residential buildings currently in the construction process. Guests heard testimonies from current Veterans residing at Camp Hope as well as a heartfelt speech from the man who started this dream turned reality, Mr. Gene Birdwell, CEO & Founder of both the PTSD Foundation of America and Birdwell Construction.
Executive Director of the PTSD Foundation of America, Mr. David Maulsby, announced that the goal to completely fund the rest of the residential sites of Camp Hope is $600,000.00. The open house was able to garner $69,208.00 through contributions and pledges. Please visit http://ptsdusa.net/donations/ to contribute.
About The PTSD Foundation of America:
The PTSD Foundation of America is HQ in Houston, Texas and is a non-profit organization under IRS Code Section 501 c (3). PTSD Foundation brings healing to our military and their families through pastoral counseling, and peer mentoring, on both an individual basis, and group settings.
For more information on PTSD Foundation of America, please visit http://www.ptsdusa.org. To view a short overview video from the November 14th Open House, please click here to view it on YouTube.
PTSD Foundation Of America