We have chosen Mission 22 as our chapter philanthropy. We started in 2017 and in 2019 we raised $6,000. We are hoping to grow our event every year and involve more people and organizations to help. If you are not familiar with the Mission 22, it is named after the sad statistic that 22 veterans who gave their all for our country and came home to situations they were unable to cope with commit suicide every day.
The Mission 22 Story
Mission 22 supports the veteran community with three main programs; veteran treatment programs, memorials and community social impact. Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues. Mission 22 serves combat veterans, those injured in training who therefore could not deploy and victims of MST. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people to get involved as well. Ambassadors educate the public on veteran issues, help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs and create resources in their communities. Through these three programs, it enables a push for the betterment of our community and support when veterans need it the most, right now.
Elderheart Inc. is the 501C3 behind Mission 22. Its Board of Directors is comprised of Special Forces operators Magnus Johnson, and Mike Kissel and Infantryman Brad Hubbard. Because of their personal battles with PTSD and TBI they have made it their mission to raise awareness, enlist support, and end veteran suicide in America.
To find Elder Heart on the IRS Non-Profit website search under “ElderHeart Inc.” or EIN Number 46-2750726