The NorthMarq Houston office had the privilege of visiting Camp Hope last week to see firsthand the remarkable work being done for our veterans in need. Camp Hope is the only program in the United States of its kind, providing veterans suffering from combat-related PTSD a safe haven to recover with fellow servicemen.
Camp Hope’s primary goal is to drastically reduce the veteran suicide rate, which is sadly increasing year over year. We were inspired by the staff and facilities at Camp Hope, and we are committed to supporting our veterans through Camp Hope and the PTSD Foundation of America going forward.
NorthMarq is kicking off its support of Camp Hope by sponsoring their team at the upcoming annual BBQ Cook-Off Fundraiser on November 12. Please reach out if you’d like to join the “Houston Home Team” for a day of fun!
Some of the thoughts of the employees who toured Camp Hope:
- Emily Zarcaro, VP: I was inspired by the dedication and passion the staff and board members showed for our veterans in need. The residents of Camp Hope are all fully committed to overcoming their combat trauma, and Camp Hope acts quickly and decisively to provide them the resources and environment they need in order to achieve that. There’s no shortage of demand for the people, services, and facilities that Camp Hope provides.
- Cameron Gray, Analyst: The facility at Camp Hope transforms the lives of PTSD victims and their families by providing a safe/supportive environment. Not only do they treat the victims, they set them up for success in the future.
- Matt Franke, SVP: Camp Hope’s peer to peer recovery program is a game changer. I witnessed true healing for our country’s best; volunteer combat vets. Keep up the excellent work.
- Michael Borden, Analyst: I thought Camp Hope’s facilities were great and it was fantastic to hear from Vets that have gone through the program about their experiences. It seems like Camp Hope is truly making a difference.
Camp Hope offers a minimum of a six-month program that includes a two-month transitional program. Residents attend group lessons and support sessions with other combat veterans. They are provided with individual mentoring sessions with certified combat trauma mentors. Participants are also able to go on off-site small group interaction activities trips, such as camping, fishing, sporting events, and more. Many are encouraged to get involved with local churches, businesses, and volunteer organizations to assist in personal healing and educate the community on the invisible wounds of war.
No organization can live without its volunteers. Take a tour, sponsor a meal, or visit their website to learn how you can help the Veterans in this community. If you, or someone you know is suffering from the effects of PTSD of trauma related to combat, please visit their website, or call the 24-hout PTSD Veteran Crisis Line (877) 717-PTSD (7873).
Support Camp Hope on Amazon Smile
Camp Hope and Amazon Smile have partnered to donate a portion of your Amazon purchase to the foundation. It’s as easy to support as buying online. Go to Smile.Amazon.Com, select Camp Hope as the charity you’d like to donate to, and now every time you shop, Amazon donates to Camp Hope. Find out more here.