Thursday, April 11, 2019

Houston Area Suit Collection for Veterans with PTSD

Suit Collection for Veterans with PTSD; Dan Crenshaw to participate; FREE Concert by Veteran Disabled Band

Friday, April 12th, from 11a-9p, over 1,000 suits will be delivered to be used by Veterans applying for jobs.

The event, organized by the Michael Berry Show and Republic BBQ, will collect suits, sports coats, ties, belts, boots and dress shoes. The clothing will be taken directly to Camp Hope, a residential treatment facility for Veterans suffering from PTSD. Camp Hope is a donor-driven facility where Veterans counsel other Veterans suffering from PTSD. After about six months in treatment, the Veterans typically pursue employment, and this clothing is intended to assist them in that. While we lose 22 Veterans to suicide every day, Camp Hope is making a difference by helping Veterans to cope.

No articles of clothing will be turned away. Veterans from Camp Hope, as well as many volunteers, will be on hand to take delivery of the clothing. Anyone delivering clothing will be treated to a free plate of barbeque at Republic BBQ.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw will be on hand to assist in the effort, as well as take pictures with donors. He is expected to arrive around 12:30 pm and stay until approximately 2pm.

Address for the event is Republic BBQ at 11110 W Airport in Stafford. Estimate 15 minutes drive time from the Galleria (southwest of the Galleria, before Sugar Land).

In the evening, around 8pm, the band The Resilient will perform a free concert, open to the public, family friendly, children allowed. All but one member of the band lost either an arm or leg, in some cases multiple, in war. Learn more about them in a CBS national report last week:

(This post was taken from a release sent to me by Michael Berry)

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