I’m so proud to be affiliated with this organization! The Thank You Challenge is a great organization that is helping Veterans. From the website:
Trance4mation Nation is on a mission to bring healing, connection and quality of life to our Service Members and their families, past and present. We, as an organization, are dedicated to helping our service members and their families to feel they are truly appreciated here on the home front, in tangible ways. What makes us unique as an organization is that we offer multiple ways to heal, celebrate and to strengthen the bonds of military families.
The Thank You team, built of seasoned professionals (please see LinkedIn profiles under Leadership) has gathered together to launch this effort, with you – the citizens of the United States of America. We see, hear and feel the need in our bones, and have answered the call. We are profoundly honored to serve those who have served our nation.
Since 2001, more than 2.5 million U.S. service members have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, with longer and more frequent deployments than in previous conflicts. The Army found that spending more time deployed in combat and less time at home causes repeated disruptions to the social fabric of service members and their families. This then impedes community readjustment and family reintegration. This isolation can lead to greater risk for major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as self-harm. As the only organization dedicated specifically to improving communication, connection and healing to military families – and with an estimated 22 military member suicides a day, our mission is indeed urgent.
As the Afghanistan war draws down, let us promise never to forget. Together, we are in a unique position to work collectively to bridge the gaping military civilian divide. Let us commit ourselves to keeping our Service Members in our hearts and on our minds by saying THANK YOU… THANK YOU… THANK YOU, because we know that we can never thank them enough!! Our ability to give is made possible by your generosity. Let us be their Heroes now.
Trance4mation Nation is a 501(c)(3) – All donations are tax-deductible.