The Department of Affairs has stated that over twenty veterans take their own lives every day. In fact, the average is twenty-two. To help combat this devastating loss, Bob Richards Toyota is honoring Military Appreciation Month by bringing awareness to two extraordinary organizations here in the Central Savannah River Area: Forces United and Mission 22. To help, we will donate $22 for every vehicle sold to ForcesUnited.
When you buy a new or used Toyota from our local dealership, you are helping our veterans and active military personnel to fight the struggles they face every day.
ForcesUnited, formerly the Augusta Warrior Project, is the only local non-profit organization of its kind in the Beech Island, South Carolina, area. Their mission is to bring together the necessary resources that help local veterans — wounded or not — and their families after returning home. After all, it's not just the veterans who face hardships, but their families as well.
Mission 22 is a non-profit who works hard to beat the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. It does this with three main programs:
More than twenty veterans are lost to suicide every day in this country. Mission 22 wants to bring that number to zero. You can help them.
Mission 22 offers treatment programs to veterans who are struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. To do this, they organize events and build memorials to create social awareness around these issues that might not be widely known. Mission 22 also has an Ambassador volunteer program for people who want to donate their time.
The role of the ambassadors is to educate the public on veteran issues, create resources in their communities, and help get veterans into Mission 22 treatment programs. These three programs are designed to help push for better treatment of our nation's heroes and generate awareness concerning the fight against veteran suicide.