An Open Letter..
As you know, the Military Veteran Project is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury to assist with suicide prevention for PRE & POST 9/11 Veterans.
In 2015, reports suggest that 22 veterans + 1 active duty service member lost their lives to suicide on American soil from Post Traumatic Stress or undiagnosed Traumatic Brain Injury. That is 22 too many.
The Military Veteran Project is on a mission to decrease military suicides with a goal to end military suicide as we know it through research. We need to get to root of the issue, the brain. With veterans returning home after war with minimal decompression or rehabilitation time, veterans and military families are left trying to cope with the traumatic combat events.
Flashbacks, hypersensitivity, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, & insomnia are only a few of the symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress, while veterans and active duty service members are fighting a new war within themselves on American soil, government agencies like the Department of Defense and Veterans Administration are facing cutbacks, furloughs and limited on treatment options. 2/3 of veterans suffering with symptoms are being treated with prescription drugs, while the other 1/3 refuse to seek medical assistance. Through research we know here at the Military Veteran Project, lives can be saved. Register for Research HERE
In February 2016, The Military Veteran Project teamed up with Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. and National Foundation for Credit Counseling member agency to assist active duty, reserve, veterans and military families with free housing and credit counseling services. MORE INFO
Ask yourself, do I want to help create change and save a life? If the answer is yes, GET INVOLVED now by clicking here.
We are excited to share with you that the Military Veteran Project will host the 4th Annual Topeka Veterans Parade! Veterans, wounded warriors, active duty and military families from across the nation will join in festivities the weekend of November 4-6, 2016. MORE INFO
Melissa D. Jarboe
Founder - Military Veteran Project
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Very proud of the Topeka Veterans Parade committee who voted unanimously to continue the Topeka Veterans Parade for the 4th year in a row! Everyone is welcome to attend the event as spectators or participate and be in the parade to show their gratitude to our veterans!
Come to Topeka, Kansas Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11am!
Bring your group to the Capital City of Kansas and march in the Topeka Veteran's Parade at 11am, Staging begins at 9am! Hotel, tourism and travel packages are coming soon; join our email list (below) to receive this information as soon as it’s available!
Please feel free to email questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
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ALL PARADE ENTRIES must enter through 5th & Topeka Blvd- (FOLLOW PARADE REGISTRATION SIGNS)
Staging begins at 9am Saturday Morning November 5, 2016
Do I have to register to be in parade?
No, you do not but if you want to keep up to date and get information via email click register below.
Registration is free for the 2016 Topeka Veterans Parade.
All Floats, cars, trucks, bicycles and registrants must have patriotic theme and will be entered to win the PATRIOTIC ENTRY award, judges will be on 10th street for final judging. Decorations can not obstruct the vision of the driver. Drivers must be licensed. All applicable laws must be followed.
Float Rider Rules:
Riders are allowed on floats ONLY ON THE PARADE ROUTE.
Nothing can be distributed from the float (thrown from the float or handed to the crowd from the float).
Walkers can distribute information/candy/etc. by handing it to individuals in the crowd. NO TOSSING CANDY OR OTHER ITEMS IN FRONT OF THE CROWD.
Riders/walkers must not get onto or off of the float while the float is moving.
Please remember that this is a parade to honor military veterans and show our unity as a community to say thank you for their service.
The Topeka Veterans Parade Committee reserves the right to request removal of signs and messages.
The Parade will begin at 8th & Harrison going towards 10th street taking a left to go by the grand stand towards Jackson Street taking a left on Jackson and then a left on 8th street exiting on Vanburen. Dispersement area will be at 6th & VanBuren.
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Visit website for more information >>> http://www.militaryveteranproject.org/topeka-veterans-parade.html
Military Veteran Project is honored to team up to provide free housing & credit counseling for Veterans, Active Duty and Reservist
The Military Veteran Project is honored to team up with Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. a National Foundation for Credit Counseling member agency to assist active duty, reserve, veterans and military families with free housing and credit counseling services.
Current and former military personnel face unique financial situations and considerations such as deployment abroad coupled with their need to follow payment schedules in the U.S. These money management challenges often lead to failure to pay household expenses, heavy reliance on mortgage options to finance housing, and significant credit card usage and debt. In fact, 93% of military personnel have a mortgage and 91% have at least one credit card.
Furthermore, current and former military credit card users are more likely to have debt than civilians. These challenges continue post-deployment as service members face new financial problems, including over 30% unemployment for veterans between the ages of 18 and 24.
As experts in money management, budgeting, and financial education, National Foundation for Credit is well equipped to assist veterans with their unique financial challenges.
NCCC aims to provide veterans and current military personnel with the information and tools to evaluate their current financial situations and create targeted plans to solve their financial problems.
The Military Veteran Project, Housing and Credit Counseling and National Foundation for Credit Counseling hope to help ease the transition for veterans, service members, and their families by providing the knowledge needed to make the most informed financial decisions possible.
Financial stress is a top precipitating factor to military suicide that’s been largely overlooked ever since the military suicide rate began to exceed comparable civilian rates more than a decade ago. The military's all-volunteer force has endured 13 years on a wartime footing through a devastating recession, both of which have contributed to high indebtedness and other financial distress for many soldiers and veterans.
In 2013, 479 active-duty troops, reservists and National Guard members killed themselves – most by self-inflicted gunshot wounds or hanging. The official estimate of 22 veteran suicides a day is likely far under-estimated due to lapses in data collection from death certificates. Overall, military suicides account for a disproportionate amount – about a fifth – of all suicides nationwide.