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Sailor's new mission serves veterans struggling with substance abuse and mental health

An incident at NAS Jacksonville in 2016 set off a mental health crisis and substance abuse for Paul Short. But in the last two years, he's cleaned up his act through Veterans Treatment Court. It's the reason why the veil of hope is no longer a flicker.

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Portraits in Giving: Owens Corning

We recently sat down with Don Rettig, President of the Owens Corning Foundation and Director of Community Affairs, to learn more about Owens Corning’s history of supporting veterans and first responders.

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On the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, actor Gary Sinise reflects on how from tragedy, he found healing through service

Gary Sinise reflects on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, and how from tragedy, he found healing through service.

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Trip to North Carolina Zoo brings therapeutic relief, happiness to surviving family

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro hosted Gold Star and surviving family members of service members last month. For one family, the outing and support from the foundation's Snowball Express have meant seeing happiness in her kids and relief in herself.

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Introducing the Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network

The Gary Sinise Foundation Avalon Network is a nationwide cognitive health and mental wellness network providing transformative care to veterans and first responders experiencing post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and substance abuse.

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Suicide Prevention

If you’re a veteran in crisis or concerned about one, caring VA responders are standing by to help. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

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Our impact

By The Numbers

specially adapted smart homes completed for our severely wounded heroes
attendees of our Invincible Spirit Festivals since 2012
meals served to our nation's defenders across the country
veterans & their guardians have participated in our Soaring Valor experiences
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heroes have returned from Iraq & Afghanistan bearing the mental and physical wounds of war.

Who will help ensure their care?
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Our Impact

The Stories

San Diego Union TribuneBy: John Wilkens

Outlet: KPLC7 (NBC and CW-affiliated television station for Southwest Louisiana)By: Andrea Robinson

Outlet: WKRN/ABC NashvilleBy: Caitlin Coffey

Outlet: ABC10 News San Diego (KGTV)By: Leah Pezzetti

Outlet: CBS47 and FOX30 JacksonvilleBy: Tenikka Hughes

Outlet: FOX26 HoustonBy: Jonathan Martin

Outlet: ForbesBy: Scott King

Outlet: ABC Orlando (WFTV)By: Jack DeMarco

Outlet: Orlando Sentinel By: Joe Mario Pedersen

Outlet: AP NewsBy: The Associated Press

Outlet: Stars and Stripes By: Stars and Stripes

Outlet: Military Families Magazine By: Donald Liebenson