This fund is to raise money so that we can start building resort type homes for veterans so they may be able to relax and get away from the stress of military life for a short period of time.
I am starting this project for a close friend who recently lost her son Sgt Jason Robtoy whom i deployed with to Afghanistan a few years back.
Sgt Robtoy, like many of our veterans suffered from PTSD. He was given a substantial amount of medicine and left to deal with his problems on his own.
While deployed Sgt Robtoy told his mother that he wished she lived closer to base so that he could have an environment that felt like home closer to base. Without hesitation she packed up her belongings in Vermont and did just that.
The night we returned from Afghanistan he invited many of the guys back to his mothers home, before he walked in with them he pulled his mother aside and told her that no matter what happens "take care of these guys" and to this day she has done just that!
His mother Penny has a vision of starting numerous homes so that veterans can have a safe environment to go to when they return from deployments so they dont have to feel alone. She knows it is exactly what her son would want her to do.