The number of veteran suicides in the United States is a staggering 22 per day. That’s one veteran every 65 minutes. Charlie 22 Outdoors is a non-profit organization based in Webb City, MO that is dedicated to helping veterans find healing and hope. Charlie 22 Outdoors was founded by Scott Hettinger who said, “We’re just people who love Jesus and felt called to serve the veteran community”. Black Rain Ordnance has been proud to support Charlie 22 Outdoors and their fight to end veteran suicide for several years.
Charlie 22 Outdoors offers a variety of programs and services for veterans, including:
- Outdoor therapy: Charlie 22 Outdoors offers a number of outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, sailing, and more. These activities provide veterans with a chance to get away from the stresses of everyday life and connect with other veterans.
- Peer support: Charlie 22 Outdoors also offers peer support groups for veterans. These groups provide a safe space for veterans to share their experiences and connect with others who understand what they’re going through.
Charlie 22 Outdoors is making a difference in the lives of veterans. Since its founding, the organization has helped hundreds of veterans. Charlie 22 Outdoors is committed to helping veterans heal from both the visible and invisible wounds. No matter how dark your world may seem, there is hope. If you are a veteran who is struggling, please know that you are not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help. Charlie 22 Outdoors and other organizations like it are there to help. Please reach out.
How You Can Help
There are many ways you can help Charlie 22 Outdoors in their mission to help end veteran suicide. You can:
- Donate to the organization: Your donation will help Charlie 22 Outdoors provide programs and services to veterans.
- Volunteer your time: Charlie 22 Outdoors is always looking for volunteers to help with their programs and events.
- Spread the word: Share information about Charlie 22 Outdoors with your friends and family. The more people who know about the organization, the more veterans we can help.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of veterans and help end veteran suicide.
Here are some additional resources for veterans who are struggling:
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- The Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): 1-800-827-1000
- The Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647
- The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS): 1-800-959-8277
Please reach out for help if you are struggling. There are people who care about you and want to help.