August 23rd, 2012 - Kansas City, MO: For the second straight year, Newman's Own (Fisher House) failed to select Help4VetsPTSD, Inc. for a $25,000 Grant, stating "161 entries this year made the selection very difficult". Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Chris Sorrentino, President and Executive Director of Help4VetsPTSD made the sad announcement at the semi-annual board meeting last night, commenting on the disappointment he felt upon hearing the bad news. "We have a great organization that is just starting out and in desperate need of funding. Our mission, to help military and veterans (and their families) with PTSD, is critical and can actually SAVE LIVES, so I do not understand how 'quality of life' programs can be selected over such a noble cause as ours".
but that won't stop us from growing and helping our veterans!
PLEASE join US on the front lines in the battle against PTSD. We are a grass roots organization of 100% volunteers, mostly veterans, dedicated to ensuring disabled veterans get the help they so deperately need.
"All Wounds Are Not Visible" and PTSD is a huge problem. Estimates vary, but between 20 and 50 percent of vets returning from the desert are being treated for mental health issues, PTSD being one of the most prevelant.