22 Oct #raiderprojectwod Sunday 26OCT14
Every single day 22 veterans commit suicide. That’s a suicide almost every 65 minutes.
Never in our history has so much been asked of so few. Recent figures show that during the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan .45% of the American population have served in these campaigns. That means 99.5% of Americans did not have to sacrifice one single thing since 2011. Meanwhile, members of military served 2-5 combat deployments in service of their country.
Now that they’re returning to civilian society and private sector, some are struggling. They don’t know exactly where they fit in, how to feel, and what to do. Think about it, someone in their early 20’s was asked to make life and death decisions, mentor tribal leaders, hunt terrorists, gather intelligence of geopolitical importance. They formed the strongest of bonds forged in combat…now what? They’re told “thanks” by a nation who has no idea that the struggles they faced and will face. Rightfully so, some find it difficult to reintegrate back to society to the point where they seek suicide as the only solution.
Luckily there’s organizations like the Raider Project who connects MARSOC/USMC combat veterans with other veterans to help them transition smoothly, peacefully, successfully into the private sector.
This Sunday we’re inviting everyone to grab a partner and participate in the #raiderprojectwod. The first heat will kick off at 1:30pm and we’ll keep going until all teams have completed. The director of the Raider Project is a good friend of PSKC and we had the honor of testing this workout out a few weeks ago. It’s a great test of teamwork and heart and very symbolic to the cause at hand.
To participate in the #raiderprojectwod you MUST be registered prior to Sunday. Click HERE to register. Cost is $25 and ALL proceeds go towards the veterans who have served our country and are making the transition into the private sector. The proceeds will be given directly to these programs by The Gallant Few, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Please sign up and help those who have helped us.
See you Sunday at 1:30pm!