I know times are tough, but think about a veteran sleeping on the street, or having a mental health issue, or better yet, having a mental health problem. Do you know that 22 veterans will commit suicide today?
As it is stated throughout all our videos, every dollar collected, every single dollar collected, is 100% going to veterans. All of the administrative costs are paid for by the veterans who started this organization.
Our campaign in August bought six group homes, those group homes took veterans off the street. The upkeep is quite expensive. Paying staff to run the home and paying for gas, electric, oil, or what have you, is quite costly, but WE have to rely on donations to keep us alive.
Money collected is spent supporting veteran's causes. What do we mean by that? We try to give grants to veterans’ organizations. For example, there was a homeless camp next to a VA in California. We heard about it and found out they needed $30,000 to get individuals places to stay. We gave them the $30,000 to get them running because we were impressed with a young attorney who was trying to help these veterans get on their feet. We are ecstatic to report the money went to good use.
U.S. veterans are entitled to disability compensation, pensions, employment assistance and other government benefits. But many veterans don't receive every privilege they're entitled to. That's why protectourveterans.org advocates for anyone who has worn the red, white and blue! It is an absolute shame that a veteran could be homeless, unemployed, in need of mental health and medical attention, counseling as a gold star family, or help with getting the benefits they need.
Due diligence is done before we spend monies to help certain organizations. The problems for veterans are vast. When you donate, you will know that your donation is going to the right place.
We do phone banks on the weekends and we have individuals selling T-shirts and such to help us. We had a company running our website, but we were paying almost $400 to run the website and online store, which we could do for ourselves for $30. I am very pleased to report our website is expanding almost on a daily basis. Our online store should be completed shortly.
Our eventual goal is to open up a camp in New Hampshire that veterans will spend time in the spring, summer, and fall cabins where individuals can try to leave the battlefield behind. In the winter, we are hoping to do the cabins and integrate winter sports into the healing process. We vision psychologists and counselors setting up several workshops to help veterans.
Lastly, we do spend capital supporting politicians who believe in veteran's causes and are a veteran themselves or from a family of veterans. We are trying to get as much influence as possible as an organization, nearly a year old, to be a big player when veteran's legislation comes up for votes on the state and federal levels. Look at a representative like Louie Gohmert, who immediately went to visit LTC Stu Scheller. How do you not support politicians like that? A politician who stands up for an American soldier and doesn't try to chastise him for telling the truth!
We can understand your concerns about our organization, and we take to heart all questions asked. We try very hard to explain in our videos that we are a non-profit and a super PAC. Mybaseguide.com does not give this seal of approval without looking at an organization with a fine tooth comb, comparable to a drill sergeant during basic training.
As stated earlier, not one single dollar is used for anything but supporting veterans and veteran's causes. We are veterans helping veterans. We are also willing to speak to you or anyone at any time to answer any questions you might have. We again, appreciate you asking the questions and bringing your questions to our attention. We can be reached at [phone redacted]. I look forward to hearing from you. May God bless you and keep you safe always and forever!