Did you know that every single day 22 veterans commit suicide, and that number has sadly been on the rise? It’s a sad and scary truth, but I’m going to tell you what you can do to help.
Lift for the 22 is a non-profit founded by medically retired Navy Corpsman Carter Davis out of Beaverton, OR. The program is aiming to reduce veteran suicide by providing free 1 year gym memberships to veterans and a support network to help them with the transition from military to civilian life. Lift for the 22 has partnerships with 100+ gyms across the United States and has provided over 500 gym memberships to retired and active duty service men and women in their first year.
I’d like to encourage everyone to visit Liftforthe22.org and make a donation today in honor of our service men and women. If you know any veterans, refer them to the program. If nothing else, help spread the word. If we all work together we can help fight the veteran suicide epidemic.