WELCOME TO AMERICA 4R MARINES! Soon to be: AMERICA 4R VETERANS
Motto: Focus on Results-Providing the best care for our Warriors!
In 2012 we realized it is time to shift our focus and our mission to where we are needed most. With so many troops coming home from battle with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), there is a severe lack of support, allowing many Warriors and their families supporting them to fall through the cracks. Our board has been working hard to define the specifics of our new mission and we assure you that you will be the first to know. In a broad sense- we are looking to fill those cracks. Since last Spring we have been assisting OIF/OEF Veterans that contact us taking that huge first step forward to seek help for the heartbreaking unseen wounds they suffer with daily.
Disclaimer: No one on our board at this time is a Therapist or Psychologist.
We do not personally treat PTS or TBI.
WE URGE ANY MEMBER OF OUR ACTIVE DUTY OR VETERANS WHO MAY BE THINKING OF HARMING YOURSELF TO IMMEDIATELY REACH OUT FOR HELP BY EITHER CALLING 911 OR THE VETERANS CRISIS LINE- OR BOTH!
We know firsthand that most of our Warriors that served in combat and their families assumed once they were back on U.S. soil safely and ended their active duty, that life would go on somewhat like before their military service. Many find shortly after their Active Duty, for others it may be months or years later, that they recognize or accept that their service effected them personally in a huge way!
PTS and TBI symptoms or the severity of such symptoms are not exactly the same for everyone.
When you take into consideration the NORMAL emotions with what our Nations Heroes have witnessed: the volatile Areas of Operations they were located, the lives of their brothers and sisters they saw pass way before them during their deployment missions, multiple deployments with little time to heal from the last deployments, pushes such emotional stresses down deep inside themselves!
They had no time to mourn properly and we know our Heroes would never show or express fear, a HUMAN trait! I know statistics show that 3 out of 10 that served in combat will suffer with some degree of PTS and TBI symptoms. We have found that number is totally unrealistic and very low. Our Warriors are mortal- they are human beings no matter how well trained!
EDUCATION TO FAMILY MEMBERS OF OUR HEROES WHO SUFFER (MANY TIMES SILENTLY) WITH PTS AND TBI IS CRUCIAL!! Too many times our Military families feel lost and alone in what to do to support their loved one, suffering with PTS/TBI.
We will assist you the best we can in realizing you are NOT alone, and share with you from our experiences the best way to support your loved one suffering with PTS and TBI. The first step is acknowledging PTS and TBI are very real medical conditions!
PTS IS PHYSIOLOGICAL AND TBI IS NEUROLOGICAL BOTH VERY REAL MEDICAL CONDITIONS!
Unlike most official Military Resources usage of the words “Military Family”.
We fully recognize the parents of our Military! We are here to support you also!
We will serve those that so bravery and humbly served us! We must have their backs!
- PTS & TBI are NOT the same-nor should they be treated as such!
- They do however share a few common symptoms.
- With such a high demand for progress, there are regular advancements in the areas of research and treatment of both the physical and physiological effects of TBI and PTSD. We will advocate to have the voices of those that suffer silently with the unseen wounds of war heard!
- Our Nations Heroes must be priority and substantial programs must be in place to meet their needs!
Please stay tuned for updates as move forward in our new journey, continuing to serve those that have served our country! Our Heroes must know, YOU are not alone, there is HOPE and HELP!
IT IS OUR DUTY AS AMERICANS TO STAND BEHIND THOSE THAT HAVE MADE HUGE SACRIFICES IN THEIR LIVES FOR OUR CONTINUED FREEDOMS!
FUNDS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! WHEN GOING THROUGH TREATMENT FOR PTS OR TBI, MANY PROGRAMS TAKE MONTHS OF THERAPY! OUR VETERANS MUST GIVE 100% OF THEMSELVES, THEY MUST LOOK AT IT AS A NEW MISSION ONE FOR THEMSELVES THIS TIME!
WE MUST ASSIST THEM WITH THEIR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS. WHILE IN TREATMENT.
TOO MANY VETERANS HAVE BEEN WAITING OVER A YEAR OR MORE FOR TEIIR VA MEDICAL RATING TO COME THROUGH- WHICH THEY EARNED. IF IT WASN’T FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS THESE VETERANS WOULD BE HOMELESS!
MANY VETERANS ARE UNABLE TO WORK DUE TO SEVERE HYPER VIGILANCE, MIGRANES, VERTIGO, AND SOCIAL ANXIETIES.
KEEP IN MIND THESE ARE HUMBLE HEROES! THEY DO NOT WANT ANY HAND OUT- THEY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE ADULTS THAT HAVE BEEN TO WAR! HOWEVER THEY MUST PUT ALL THAT ASIDE AND ACCEPT A HAND UP, SO THEY CAN TAKE THE TIME NEEDED TO HEAL AND FOCUS ON THEMSELVES!
PLEASE KEEP THOSE DONATIONS COMING WE SURELY NEED ALL WE CAN GET TO HELP MANY MORE HEROES!
PAST HISTORY OF AMERICA 4R MARINES NPO:
America 4R Marines to date has shipped over 60 Tons of year round support to our deployed Marines and Navy Corpsman (the USMC’s Medics) since our birth in October 2006!
We are very pleased to see now, 7 years later “most” Areas of Operations and Forward Operating Posts have many more amenities than they did back in 2006. With the number of deployed troops declining (but still not diminishing!) each year, our original mission is no longer as urgent as it once was. We are very proud of the impact we have had over the years- touching the lives of tens of thousands of individuals in many entire units/battalions. On top of the many tons of supplies sent overseas, America 4R Marines has also raised tens of thousands of dollars to have memorials built on several bases to honor our Fallen Heroes.
We have always including focus on the spouses and children of our Marines and Sailors also, by sponsoring family events on various bases.
Support and Advocating for the parents of our Marines and Sailors to be recognized as a crucial part of the USMC family has been a personal focus of our president since 2006.
7 years ago, very little existed in the world of non-profit support to provide supplies and smiles to our deployed units. While many non-profits focused on personal/individual care packages, America 4R Marines sent many needed comfort items and basic supplies to support thousands of troops throughout each year by directly communicating with the command elements of battalions.
Our end of year annual Shebang: Operation Merry Christmas Marines and Sailors was our largest scale one time annual shipment and annual fundraising event. America 4R Marines worked directly with command elements to provide stockings filled with much needed gear and holiday cheer to thousands of deployed Marines and Corpsman in Iraq, Afghanistan and Horn of Africa.
2006-2012: Our main focus is on entire units serving in the most remote and hostile Areas of Operations.
These Marines and Corpsman are not near any military base; they call home a tent, a cave or a make shift outpost with concrete barriers. Many have no source of electric and none have outside plumbing, they live for months on MRE’s and call a shower 2 minutes under a 5 gallon bag of water. These are the Marines and Sailors who need to see the American people stand behind them. We communicate directly with the Generals and Sgt. Majors along with most Command elements. Who knows better what their Marines and Sailors needs are and what storage capacity they have at their locations than those in the Command positions. It is a fact most Americans want to support our troops serving in harm’s way. Considering Operational Security many great patriots have neither the contacts needed nor the time to focus on the How- Were and What to send when it comes to showing their pride and appreciation to our great Warriors. This is where America 4R Marines Organization can provide you the opportunity, showing your pride and patriotism to those that make such huge sacrifices daily on behalf of our Country and us personally. We know the How, Where and What to send, plus we do the shipping for you! We purchase at Bulk distributors prices. Your monetary donations go a long way and make a BIG impact, while lifting morale of our dedicated Marines and Navy Corpsman! Our Marines and Sailors ask for nothing at all- and are always shocked and honored that strangers from back home cared enough to send their love and support their direction.
Please keep those presently serving in harm’s way in your thoughts and prayers, may they all return safely to their loved ones. Personal political opinions should never stop anyone from standing behind our Military 100%! Please help us-help them, by making your donation today!
God Bless America!
For press inquiries, please contact Kate Hughes at 515-720-5817 or firstname.lastname@example.org