Camaraderie Foundation Launches New Campaign During PTSD Awareness Month
June 1, 2018 (Orlando, Fla.) – The Camaraderie Foundation announced today a $2 million fundraising campaign to reach 1,000post-9/11 Veterans and/or family members who need counseling, emotional and spiritual support. The campaign, Saving Lives – Saving Families was purposely launched June 1, 2018 the start of Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness month.
Camaraderie Foundation Executive Director, Neftali Rodriguez says raising the $2 million is the organization’s goal and based on the average of $2,000 to assist each Veteran or family member.
“There are more than76,000 post-9/11 Veterans living in Central Florida and approximately 25,000 of them will experience cognitive or readjustment issues when returning from deployment,” he stated. “With our current funding we can only assist three hundred and that isn’t nearly enough based on our inquiries and asks. Our goal is help them all but we cannot do this without the support of our community leaders.”
The purpose of Saving Lives – Saving Families is to raise necessary funds and generate awareness for post-9/11 Veterans and their family members. As a result, the Camaraderie Foundation’s goal is to serve one thousand Veterans and/or their family members by December 31, 2019. “We are on a mission to engage more in the local community and collectively make a larger footprint,” said Rodriguez.
Since 2009, Camaraderie Foundation has provided community outreach to 6,086 Veterans and/or family members in 35 states and awarded over 1,026 counseling scholarships. Eighty-Two cents of every dollar raised is spent directly on its programs.