Welcome to the Team…Commander Johnson and Dr. Janell Royster!!
We are excited to announce that the PROJECT: VetRelief Team has grown! This past month, we officially welcomed American Legion, Department of Florida’s Commander, William ‘Rick’ Johnson and Dr. Janell Royster, a psychologist and a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Historically, the Commander has been invited to our Board Meetings as a non-voting guest. However, our Board felt they would benefit from the dedication and devotion that Commander Johnson displays for our veteran community. With him on our Team, helping to spread the PVR and SPI mission, we believe his impact will greatly increase our resources – while “keeping the fun – in Fundraising”.
Dr. Janell Royster is an individual who is extremely passionate and motivated towards ending veteran suicide. We are excited to tap into her energy and expertise! Dr. Royster works with Dan Jarvis & the 22ZERO team, one of our SPI Strategic Partners. Our SPI Committee now has
five (5) members, and with this new addition, we will add a level of professional experience that we feel will become instrumental, positive and impactful!
Please help us welcome them both to our team!
Challenge 22 Events… Raising Funds and Awareness to End Suicide
It is PROJECT: VetRelief’s goal to raise awareness about the staggering statistic on veteran suicide through various Challenge 22 events. Whether it’s a ruck walk, educational seminar or speaking engagement, there’s no shortage of opportunities to alert our communities on this serious issue our veterans are facing.
These Challenge 22 events are designed to encompass fundraising, creating awareness and educating our communities on the importance of mental health within our veteran communities and understanding the severity of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Our hope is to have at least 12 Challenge 22 events this calendar year to promote the mission of SPI, and since next year will be 2022, we are shooting for 22 events!
Take a look at the upcoming opportunities to make your impact on ending veteran suicides.
Post 69 Challenge 22 Event
Avon Park, FL
2 mile walk, vendors, silent auction, 50/50, door prizes, raffles and crafts to raise awareness for
District 5 Challenge 22 Event
Jacksonville Beach, FL
2.2 mile walk on the Jax Beach, followed by food, entertainment, and vendors at Legion Post 129
Registration Link: give.floridalegion.org/JaxChallenge22
APRIL 19 – 23
ALR Unity Ride Kick Off
Entire State of Florida
Week long event with two Ride Routes (North & South) travelling to raise awareness for veteran
suicides. Anyone can participate, and there will be a virtual element again this year!Learn more on the event: http://bit.ly/UnityRideInfo
Join the Unity Ride: http://bit.ly/URregister2021
ALR State Rally
Post 10, Kissimmee
Celebrate with the Legion Riders after their week-long journey raising funds and awareness for
veteran suicide. Enjoy food, entertainment and camaraderie!
Get Tickets: http://bit.ly/URregister2021