Category Archives: Volunteer Stories

Never Again-Now is the Time to Take Action and Raise Awareness

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Marine Corporal, Terry L. Bevins

Angela Olthoff, volunteer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,  (AFSP.org) in her own words…

I will never forget that day, a day that was suppose to be like any other Saturday while attending my grad school class.  Nate was still away on a trip and it was just Rudy, my 7 lb. Shih Tzu and I lying in bed.  The alarm began to buzz and I hit the snooze button as many times as I could before I knew I would be late for class.  I finally hit the alarm  one more time, and told the Little Man it was time for me to get up.  Rudy looked so cozy which sent an urge of regret throughout my body.  I too wished I could stay in bed and sleep the morning away! Continue reading Never Again-Now is the Time to Take Action and Raise Awareness

TAPS Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors

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NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 1777 F St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC  20006.  (800)959-TAPS(8277).  This HELP LINE is available 24/7.

After the loss of her husband, Bonnie Carroll founded a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, calling it TAPS in 1994.  She spent two years researching bereavement counseling before forming this not-for-profit organization.  Her peer-based support group TAPS is the result of her study. The care that this incredible organization offers for the families of our fallen heroes is impressive.  Continue reading TAPS Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors

How are you honoring a Veteran for Veterans Day?

November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day.

Although Veterans Day is set aside to thank and honor all American Veterans both living and dead in all wars or peacetime, it is a day to especially give thanks to our living Veterans.

Since I have recently joined TeamRWB.org, some friends and I are  participating  on Saturday, November 8th in the 6th Annual Denver Veterans Day 5K/10K @ Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado.  It is hosted by Colorado Veterans Project.  What better way to have the opportunity to show my gratitude in person and say:

“Thank you for what you have done for our country.”

Continue reading How are you honoring a Veteran for Veterans Day?