CHICAGO, Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Easterseals is proud to commemorate National Warrior Call Day this Sunday, November 12th. National Warrior Call Day is a coast-to-coast call to action for Americans to reach out and connect with servicemembers and veterans. The goal is to identify those who may be suffering and direct them to resources and support systems that can help them. Ahead of this important day, Easterseals President and CEO Kendra Davenport released the following statement:
“Since World War II, Easterseals has supported our nation’s veterans by working with local community organizations to help them find employment, education, and overall wellness. Through our nation-wide network of 70 Affiliates, we continue to be a go-to resource for veterans to help them transition to civilian life.
We are honored to join many others in supporting National Warrior Call Day by encouraging Americans to reach out to the veterans and servicemembers in their lives and help them get assistance if they need it. Veteran suicide occurs at twice the rate of civilian suicide, with loneliness and isolation being dominant factors. We can and must do something about this, and it starts by just picking up the phone. Connection is the first step on a person’s journey back to wellness. Your phone call or visit can literally save the life of someone who risked their life to protect your own. We owe our nation’s veterans nothing less than to help them when they are suffering.”
About National Warrior Call Day
Warrior Call is a national initiative of the Troops First Foundation that works to foster connectivity with servicemembers and veterans in an attempt to identify those who are in need of help and prevent suicide.
The initiative was born from years of touring military bases and speaking to servicemembers – who repeatedly said conversation and a sense of togetherness is what keeps them connected and focused on a hopeful future.
By making a call and engaging in honest dialogue with a servicemember or veteran, Americans can connect individuals in need to available resources and services. Greater connection is key for these warriors – connected to one another, connected to family and friends, connected to people who care.
National Warrior Call Day was established three years ago to spur national awareness about the importance of connectivity with servicemembers and veterans. It is observed the Sunday after Veteran’s Day each year.
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