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Camaraderie Foundation Launches New Campaign During PTSD Awareness Month

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June 1, 2018 (Orlando, Fla.) – The Camaraderie Foundation announced today a $2 million fundraising campaign to reach 1,000 post-9/11 Veterans and/or family members who need counseling, emotional and spiritual support. The campaign, Saving Lives – Saving Families was purposely launched June 1, 2018 the start of Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness month.





Group raising $2 million to fund counseling for post-Sept. 11 veterans

September 8, 2018 (Orlando, Fla.) – At the Camaraderie Foundation in Orlando, the calls and emails come from veterans across the nation — some suicidal, some traumatized, some haunted by their own thoughts.

“We had five more last night,” said executive director Neftali Rodriguez, shaking his head. “You can raise a million dollars to save the whales. But what about these guys? They’re in pain.”

This weekend, the foundation launches a campaign to raise $2 million by the end of next year — enough to provide free counseling to 1,000 post-Sept. 11 veterans and their families on top of the charity’s current caseload.