Justin Fitch's Final Mission

$340,972 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 8,432 people in 40 months
22 veterans a day take their own lives due to triggering points associated with post traumatic stress. That's over 8000 veteran suicides a year.

Justin Fitch is a retired U.S. Army combat Veteran who knows what it's like to have post traumatic stress. Justin was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2014 and fights everyday to raise awareness and funds to help develop a military family retreat center called the Active Heroes Retreat. Now in the last months of his life, Justin is calling upon everyone to step up and support the Active Heroes Retreat and help build the first cabin. Chive Charities donated the $25,000 needed to build the road to the Family Retreat Center. Our goal now is to raise $78,000 to help build the first cabin at the retreat and make Justin's dream a reality before his end.



Active Heroes is a 501c3 charity with a mission to reduce veteran suicide. 22 veterans a day take their own lives and Active Heroes is working towards reducing these numbers by developing a military family retreat center in Shepherdsville, KY. The retreat is 144 acres and has been in development for 18 months. Fundraising has helped to get needed equipment, the first road, statues, archery course and landscaping but help is really needed to build the first cabin. Please support this campign and help us accomplish Justin's final mission before it's too late!

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We lost Justin 367 days ago and he is missed every day. We continue his legacy by building the Active Heroes Retreat.

We have a $2500 match donation from Modern Woodman of America towards the creation of the petting zoo.

We have already raised $507 of the match so please help us with any small donation to get closer to our goal!

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To honor Justin Fitch, we have a $2500 match donation from Modern Woodmen of America towards our goal to build the petting zoo at the Active Heroes Retreat for military families.

Its been 364 days since we lost Justin but we keep pushing towards completing his goal of the retreat.

Please donate so we can hit the goal and get this match donation.
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Justin Fitch fought to the very end wanting us to build the retreat. After building both cabins this year, we are in need of fundraising to complete the fencing at the Petting zoo for military families.

Together we can hit the goal of $352,000 by the ned of this year. We are now just a little over $20,00 away from the goal. Please make a small donation and email your friends so we can do this to help the visiting military families.
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The first anniversary of Justin Fitch's legacy is on October 3rd. Together we can help his dream continue towards building the Active Heroes Retreat Center.

We are setting a new goal of $20,000 to build the petting zoo for military children who visit the center.
Please make a small donation and share this goal so we can hit it by October 3rd.

Together we can hit the total.
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Justin Fitch
40 months ago

You are all amazing!

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Jay Siegle
40 months ago

It's because of Veterans like you that make Veterans like me have a safe place to go to escape some of the horrors. Stand Easy Maj. It's our watch now

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Chris Reynolds
40 months ago

This had me crying like a little girl. What an inspiration. I challenge everyone on here that knows a vet to give something. I gave $25. Who wants to show me up?

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Kyle Shirk
40 months ago

I think we can at least get the first two cabins at this point! #ChiveNation #KCCO

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Melissa Sanchez
40 months ago

BOOM! That's how its done!! #22istooMany #ChiveOn #SupportOurTroops

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Matthew Koshoshek
40 months ago

Love this! Hits home in so many ways! Thanks for everything you do and will continue to do! Derrick R.I.P brother till we meet in Heaven! #KCCO

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Shannon Charles
40 months ago
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9

This brings a smile to my face. Just two weeks ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes. It is amazing the kindness and love and support strangers give. We are all human and none of us are immune from this horrible monster we call cancer. My family has started a gofund me for my medical costs but I'm donating to this one because it will help so so many others.

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Derrick Morin
40 months ago
8
8

Justin, you have accomplished what few can - you have left a lasting legacy that will help our hurting heroes for decades (at least) to come. You have selflessly served and inspired a nation. And you have given us the finest example of what it means to be an American. This veteran is honored by you, and deeply saddened by your loss. My prayers go out to you and your loved ones during this difficult time. You, sir, are a hero in the truest sense, and you have my profound and eternal respect and gratitude.

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Tim Worley
40 months ago
8
8

Thank you for not only serving our country in the military but for continuing to serve still!!! Come on ChiveNation! Let's TRIPLE IT!

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Stephen Trecaso
40 months ago
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7

I can't stop hitting refresh. It's amazing to me as a veteran that the love for my fellow veterans is this great.

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Sara Hensley
40 months ago
7
7

I donated on behalf of my cousin who took his own life a little over a year and half ago due to his PTSD. This is an amazing cause and save countless lives. Thank you.

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Albus Quindecim
40 months ago
6
6

No, Justin, you are. KCCO. We love you sir. - Godfather

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Reeann Bogert
40 months ago
6
6

I am astounded by the outpouring of love for this mission. I love that the goal is almost reached and it's only been 2 hours. Amazing!

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Josh Miller
40 months ago
6
6

As always, Chive Nation is going to make this happen. #KCCO, thanks for everything Justin.

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Matthew Belanger
40 months ago
5
5

$200,000 - 5,000 donations, well played Chivers.

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Greg Wilburn
40 months ago
5
5

You are an inspiration sir. As a veteran of the first Gulf War, I do know the issues with PTSD. This retreat will be a fantastic facility for our nations veterans.

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Dann Pitkapaasi
40 months ago
5
5

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL ... Keep going Keep pushing onward EVER FORWARD - STAY THE COURSE

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Aaron McKenzie
40 months ago
5
5

My father served in the Army in Vietnam, and although he's no longer here with me, he'd be proud to donate to this worthy cause. $75 coming your way Justin!

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Røbert Barnett
40 months ago
4
4

KCCO, sir!! Much love and respect!! You are incredible!!

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Daniel Alarik
40 months ago
4
4

Great cause that my family can get behind.

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Justin Fitch
40 months ago

You are all amazing!

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Jay Siegle
40 months ago

It's because of Veterans like you that make Veterans like me have a safe place to go to escape some of the horrors. Stand Easy Maj. It's our watch now

+ Read More
Chris Reynolds
40 months ago

This had me crying like a little girl. What an inspiration. I challenge everyone on here that knows a vet to give something. I gave $25. Who wants to show me up?

+ Read More
Kyle Shirk
40 months ago

I think we can at least get the first two cabins at this point! #ChiveNation #KCCO

+ Read More
Melissa Sanchez
40 months ago

BOOM! That's how its done!! #22istooMany #ChiveOn #SupportOurTroops

+ Read More
Matthew Koshoshek
40 months ago

Love this! Hits home in so many ways! Thanks for everything you do and will continue to do! Derrick R.I.P brother till we meet in Heaven! #KCCO

+ Read More
Shannon Charles
40 months ago
9
9

This brings a smile to my face. Just two weeks ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes. It is amazing the kindness and love and support strangers give. We are all human and none of us are immune from this horrible monster we call cancer. My family has started a gofund me for my medical costs but I'm donating to this one because it will help so so many others.

+ Read More
Derrick Morin
40 months ago
8
8

Justin, you have accomplished what few can - you have left a lasting legacy that will help our hurting heroes for decades (at least) to come. You have selflessly served and inspired a nation. And you have given us the finest example of what it means to be an American. This veteran is honored by you, and deeply saddened by your loss. My prayers go out to you and your loved ones during this difficult time. You, sir, are a hero in the truest sense, and you have my profound and eternal respect and gratitude.

+ Read More
Tim Worley
40 months ago
8
8

Thank you for not only serving our country in the military but for continuing to serve still!!! Come on ChiveNation! Let's TRIPLE IT!

+ Read More
Stephen Trecaso
40 months ago
7
7

I can't stop hitting refresh. It's amazing to me as a veteran that the love for my fellow veterans is this great.

+ Read More
Sara Hensley
40 months ago
7
7

I donated on behalf of my cousin who took his own life a little over a year and half ago due to his PTSD. This is an amazing cause and save countless lives. Thank you.

+ Read More
Albus Quindecim
40 months ago
6
6

No, Justin, you are. KCCO. We love you sir. - Godfather

+ Read More
Reeann Bogert
40 months ago
6
6

I am astounded by the outpouring of love for this mission. I love that the goal is almost reached and it's only been 2 hours. Amazing!

+ Read More
Josh Miller
40 months ago
6
6

As always, Chive Nation is going to make this happen. #KCCO, thanks for everything Justin.

+ Read More
Matthew Belanger
40 months ago
5
5

$200,000 - 5,000 donations, well played Chivers.

+ Read More
Greg Wilburn
40 months ago
5
5

You are an inspiration sir. As a veteran of the first Gulf War, I do know the issues with PTSD. This retreat will be a fantastic facility for our nations veterans.

+ Read More
Dann Pitkapaasi
40 months ago
5
5

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL ... Keep going Keep pushing onward EVER FORWARD - STAY THE COURSE

+ Read More
Aaron McKenzie
40 months ago
5
5

My father served in the Army in Vietnam, and although he's no longer here with me, he'd be proud to donate to this worthy cause. $75 coming your way Justin!

+ Read More
Røbert Barnett
40 months ago
4
4

KCCO, sir!! Much love and respect!! You are incredible!!

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Daniel Alarik
40 months ago
4
4

Great cause that my family can get behind.

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