I AM PART OF THE VETERAN AND WILL NEVER LEAVE THEM.
My name is Damian, and I represent the unspoken battles a myriad of veterans may fight within themselves daily. You see, I have been programmed into their way of life, making them feel anxious, angry, alone, and even violent. I am there when they close their eyes, I am there when they are alone, and I am even there when they are surrounded by loved ones. I may remain hidden for many years or jump on my prey without a moment’s notice.
I may force my prey into isolation, addiction, or self-harm.
I am part of the veteran, and I will never leave them.
HOW WE FIGHT BACK
In the SAVE22 family, we are your loyal brothers, sisters, and confidantes who provide support and resources to help fight Damian. Day or night, our members have spoken with, traveled to, and transported a fellow vet in the throes of battle with Damian. We provide the connections with professionals and peers alike, so you are never fighting alone.
Our ethical and moral center, comprised of honesty, honor, good character, equity, truth, sincerity, and trust.
We endeavor to provide each veteran the ability to reclaim his or her life by becoming stronger and more confident, especially concerning self-control and self-reliance.
SAVE22 began in a small town, and we have a big sense of community. We are involved in, and partner with, several local organizations and focus on giving back. We will always remain grounded, remembering where we began, and be grateful for the foundation of support our communities provide.
SERVICE BEFORE SELF
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Aristotle
The team is greater than the individual, and the mission is dependent on every team member doing his or her job. Our board and advisors live by this, and we always conduct ourselves in this manner to prevent veteran suicide and provide outreach for those in need.