STOPPING THE PAIN TOGETHER
FOR A BETTER FUTURE

*Heal Our Heroes is an IRS Recognized 501(c)3 Organization.

Special Event

Second Annual "Bad Hockey for a Good Cause” Charity game
in partnership with Operation: Heal Our Heroes
Saturday March 19th, 2016 at 12pm – 6pm at Buckskill Winter Club -- East Hampton, New York
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Raising Awareness and Resources to Reduce The Invisible
Burdens Shouldered by Our Nation’s Veterans.

Operation: Heal Our Heroes is a campaign focused on raising awareness and resources to combat the struggles of our nation’s Veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).

Our Mission

The mission of Operation: Heal Our Heroes is to help stop the widespread suicide endemic that has plagued our nation’s veterans; if our efforts can help save the life of just one more of our nation’s Heroes, then we have accomplished our goal.

Concept of the Operation:
Many Americans are unaware of the fact that every single day nearly 22 military veterans are lost to suicide. There are two fundamental reasons for this tragic issue. The first is because the transition back to “normal life” can often be a difficult journey, particularly without a strong support system to lean on. The second is because our government is unfortunately under resourced to effectively provide the attention and care required for the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have endured and continue to bear the psychological burdens associated with our country’s time at war.

Operation HOH was launched to adroitly tackle both of these issues simultaneously. Throughout the past year, we have held various functions that have served as a forum to help educate hundreds of Americans, both civilian and military alike, on why we continue to lose so many of our nation’s Heroes despite being back on our home soil. Through this knowledge comes empowerment, as we’ve enabled numerous Americans to be better equipped to recognize the signals of a struggling friend or family member.

Additionally, our events have generated thousands of dollars that have gone toward facilitating easier access to private mental healthcare to ensure that our Veterans can expeditiously get the help and support they need and deserve. Operation HOH has partnered with Give an Hour, (http://www.giveanhour.org) an organization that has made an immense impact in the mental health space, to help promulgate this effort.

Our quest to improve mental health among our Veterans is a fight that all of us as Americans must shoulder together. Thousands of servicemen and women have put everything on the line to ensure our safety; now it is our turn to do everything we can to ensure theirs as well.

HOH was inspired in the loving and proud memory of our close friend and former Army Captain Francis ‘Franky’ Kim. Franky served in the military for five years before choosing to begin a career outside of the Army. Sadly, Franky suffered from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and had difficulty transitioning back to normal life after his service. Franky’s fight ended on November 30, 2013, when he tragically took his own life, like nearly twenty-two veterans each and every day.
Francis 'Franky' Kim
Army Captain

 

Events

Second Annual "Bad Hockey for a Good Cause” Charity game
in partnership with Operation: Heal Our Heroes
aturday March 19th, 2016 12pm – 6pm at the Buckskill Winter Club. ... See Past Events

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About PTS

Combat veterans and survivors of violence, natural disasters, and terrorism have often experienced disturbing events that may lead to psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTS). Approximately 18.5 percent of U.S. servicemembers who have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq currently have post-traumatic stress disorder or depression. ... Learn More

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