Mooresville, NC (November, 11 2020) - Over the course of 2020, Josh partnered with multiple non-profit organizations to raise awareness and promote their missions. Below, we are going to take a look at each non-profit organization and share their missions and how you can become involved.
Austin Hatcher Foundation
Located in Chattanooga, TN, the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention, beginning at the time of diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship.
The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its four major divisions; Industrial Arts Therapy, Diversionary Therapy, Psycho-Oncology, and Healthy Lifestyle Education.
To learn more about the foundation, please visit https://www.hatcherfoundation.org.
Camp Hope provides interim housing for our Wounded Warriors, veterans and their families suffering from combat related PTSD in a caring and positive environment in Houston, TX.
The facility opened in 2012 and is located in a quiet and safe setting in Houston, TX whereby veterans and their immediate family members can find healing, help and hope while benefiting from an intensive peer support and mentoring program for Post Traumatic Stress. In addition to temporary housing, Camp Hope offers a 4-6 month PTSD recovery program.
To learn how you can get involved with Camp Hope, visit https://ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/.
Lemons of Love
Lemons of Love was created in 2014 when founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. As she began chemotherapy, a friend gave Jill a small goodie bag filled with items to help her through treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew this was something every cancer patient should receive. Jill envisioned giving others the same kind of love and support with a simple gift that makes a big impact. Today, Lemons of Love shares chemo care packages with cancer patients around the world and provides programming at its Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
For more information about Lemons of Love, please visit www.lemonsoflove.org.
The Wounded Blue
Each year, over fifty thousand American law enforcement officers will sustain injuries from assault and on the job accidents ranging from minor to catastrophic. Most Americans assume that in the event of sustaining on-duty injuries, law enforcement agencies and the local, county, and state governments which employ them would be responsible for taking care of them, financially, medically, and psychologically as these injuries are incurred while serving the people they swore to protect.
Unfortunately, the reality is often quite different. Officers who are injured, often lose a major portion of their salaries during their healing process (if the injuries are only temporarily disabling) and also lose the ability to earn enough to feed their families. The Wounded Blue is the only national organization that helps officers in distress who were wounded or injured on the job.
For more information about The Wounded Blue, please visit https://thewoundedblue.org/.