SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
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SAVE22 – First Responder & Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention

SAVE22 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, focused on fighting veteran, active duty & first responder suicide. SAVE22 stands shoulder to shoulder with the men and women who have served our country and the communities within. SAVE22 listens to their stories and remind them that they are never alone or forgotten. When they are struggling with the demons of their past, SAVE22 supports and guides them to healing.

SAVE22‘s MISSION

To provide outreach and support programs to military veterans and first responders in the fight to end suicide.

SAVE22’s mission is to provide support, assistance, volunteers and education services to veterans and first responders who are at risk of suicide. SAVE22 believes that by working together with local organizations and community leaders, we can make a real difference in the lives of those who have served our country.

In short, we S.A.V.E.

S.A.V.E.

  • Support – To provide support services to those who have been affected by suicide, including counseling and other resources.

  • Assist – To provide assistance to those seeking help and foster good relations with the organizations that support the cause.

  • Volunteer – To develop outreach programs to reach those who are at risk of suicide but may not know where to turn for help.

  • Educate – To provide training and resources on suicide prevention to local organizations and community leaders.

SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
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Who & Why

According to reports, the rates for the active-duty individual services per 100,000 were 23 for the Army, 23.1 for the Marine Corps, 14.4 for the Air Force and 13.4 for the Navy.

The Veterans Administration statistics confirm that 22 veterans die by suicide every day on American soil.

The total number of those losing their battle grows larger with each day outreach and treatments are not able to be done.

SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide

SAVE22‘s VISION

We are dedicated to raising awareness about suicide prevention among veterans and first responders. We believe that suicide is preventable, and we are committed to providing resources and support to those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

In order to accomplish our vision, SAVE22 strives to reach as many veterans, active-duty personnel, first responders, and adjacent family members as possible. SAVE22 welcomes the opportunity to offer awareness, prevention, and outreach to communities and we do our best to meet the needs and requests of the organizations that reach out to us.

In short, with H.O.P.E.

H.O.P.E.

  • Hike – The purpose of the ANNUAL SAVE22 hike is to allow everyone to honor their loved ones, whether it has been a loss or a survivor, and to raise awareness to others fighting their demons, that they have someone to turn to. The veteran, first responder, and local communities come together each year to give their support and sometimes the closure many have been looking for.

  • Outreach – In the SAVE22 family, we are your loyal brothers, sisters, and confidantes who provide support and resources when the struggle with PTSD, depression, and anxiety becomes overwhelming. Day or night, our members have spoken with, traveled to, and transported brother or sister in the throes of internal conflict.

  • Programs – Characteristically, SAVE22 designs our programs to be small, informal groups of usually, 4-8 participants at a time, with an occasional exception. Although some of our programs are at larger venues, there will always be someone willing to step outside the crowd for private time.

  • Events – Events are the foundation of SAVE22’s outreach. This enables SAVE22 to reach communities. Events are the primary source of the majority of our impacts and assists. SAVE22 aims to be available at events that cater to our targeted demographic.

The SAVE22 Team

SAVE22 is an all-volunteer workforce funded by donations, grants, and merchandise sales. All proceeds received go directly to our programs which aim to support our veterans, active duty & first responders.

Veterans

All-volunteer workforce

SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide

Active Duty

Funded by donations, grants and sales.

SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide

First Responders

All proceeds go directly to our programs.

SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide

Civilians

Supporting Veterans and First Responders

SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide

The SAVE22 Values

Not all wounds are physical. When the pain of those wounds becomes overwhelming, we step in to help in any way we can. ;IGY6 is not just a phrase we say, it’s a phrase we live by.

Integrity

SAVE22‘s ethical and moral center is comprised of honesty, honor, good character, equity, truth, sincerity, and trust.

Community

SAVE22 began in a small town, and we have a big sense of community

Empowerment

SAVE22 endeavors to provide each veteran or first responder the ability to reclaim his or her life by becoming stronger and more confident.

Service Before Self

The team is greater than the individual, and the mission is dependent on every team member doing his or her job.

“What started as a U.S. Marine taking a walk to spread the word and educate people about veteran suicide rapidly evolved into more than anyone could have imagined.” – Tom Indorf ~ Founder

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SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide

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SAVE22 hosts or participates in events that benefit our non-profit and helps us reach more veterans, active duty, first responders and their families.

SAVE22 strives to reach as many veterans, active-duty personnel, first responders, and adjacent family members as possible.

In the SAVE22 family, we are your loyal brothers, sisters, and confidantes who provide support and resources when the struggle with PTSD, depression, and anxiety becomes overwhelming.

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If you would like SAVE22 to be represented at an event, you can fill out the request form above. Please note that a minimum of 30 days’ notice is required.

SAVE22 welcomes the opportunity to offer awareness, prevention, and outreach to communities and we do our best to meet the needs and requests of the organizations that reach out.

Day or night, our members have spoken with, traveled to, and transported a brother or sister in the throes of internal conflict.

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Salutes from our SAVES

“What started out as a Marine wanting to take a walk…”

Tom Indorf

SAVE22 gave me hope when I thought all was lost.

Brandon Cannon

SAVE22 showed me that by listening we can speak volumes to those in need.  It has also unlocked a gift and passion i did not know I had.

John Moser

SAVE22 came into my life right after losing a fellow veteran. I was struggling with survivors guilt, alcohol issues and pills. This group of people changed my life and gave me purpose. They accepted me with zero judgement and helped me through. I am definitely a better person because of SAVE22 and what we can do together.

Albert Woodin

“As someone who battles severe anxiety, unplugging from society is my go-to form of meditation. Sometimes just walking around our property looking for mushrooms or sassafras, and just focusing on the green space around me is enough to calm my racing thoughts and heart. Other times, it’s just not far enough away and I need to retreat to more primitive spaces. A weekend in the mountains has renewed my inner peace and given me strength to keep going more than a few times.”

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SAVE22 provided me purpose when I thought I had none.

Jason Rutledge

SAVE22 pulled me out of my deepest hole.

Justin Christner

“I myself, have used art as a way to express my emotions for many years. Over the last few years, I have used art as a productive outlet when words were not enough or too much to even speak. I now use art not only for myself, but to help others. In 2018 SAVE22 helped save me and I now use my art to design many different aspects to help SAVE22 save others as they saved me!”

Andrew Burgan

SAVE22 gave me the mission and the purpose to help other veterans discover their own mission and purpose.

Nick Trussell
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide
SAVE22 - The Home of Suicide Awareness & Prevention for Veterans, Active Duty & First Responders - Fighting First Responder & Veteran Suicide