Our Warrior’s Return WINS $25,000 grant – Transforming Veterans to Health and Wholeness
Sarasota, FL. (July 6, 2022) – In just 10 days, 88,000 people cast more than 2 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, Our Warrior’s Return – Operation Warrior Resolution in Bradenton will be receiving an assist! State Farm® is proud to award a $25,000 grant to Operation Warrior Resolution to help transform Veterans to health and wholeness.
As roughly 200,000 service members transition out of the military annually, many struggle to find support for their mental health while they navigate a new life in a civilian society that doesn’t understand them, all without the connections with their comrades that they once knew. It is common for veterans to experience painful mental and physical injuries from military service, and while the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides traditional talk therapy and medications, it often fails to hit the mark of success or meet the ever-growing need for mental health services.
The $25,000 grant covers the cost of one veterans retreat at Operation Warrior Resolution: Our Warrior’s Return, allowing 10 veterans to receive five days of immediate and effective treatments, supported by 90 days of post-retreat coaching. Of the veterans who’ve attended, 100% report relief from their mental health struggles by the conclusion of the retreat, partaking in trauma therapy sessions, yoga and meditation, equine therapy, jiu jitsu, nutrition support, and recharging in natural surroundings. The healing that these veterans experience – and the extended support they receive as they transition back to their everyday lives with the tools necessary to succeed – empowers them to regain purpose in their lives, find a sense of community again, and return to thriving instead of merely surviving.
100 communities, in 34 states, including six organizations in Florida, received a State Farm Neighborhood Assist as part of State Farm 100 year anniversary. A total of $2.5 million in grants was awarded nationwide. In the eleven years of the program, nearly 500 causes have received a total of $12.5 million to enact change in their communities.
“State Farm is happy to celebrate its 100th anniversary by providing these 100 causes with grant money to help them address the needs in their communities,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “We look forward to seeing the impact these $25,000 grants will have.”
For additional information on Operation Warrior Resolution, visit: https://www.operationwarriorresolution.org/