AHERO events are not simply about fundraising in order to support the activities we offer at-risk Veterans and service members. In fact, each AHERO event is meant to engage those members in the healing camaraderie that happens as they come together, experience the care of the community, and learn about the many resources available to them for the further help.
If you or your group would like to sponsor, help out or volunteer at one or more of these events, please visit AHEROusa.com/infoVIEW THE 2018 AHERO Magazine
...Sergeant Christopher Pruitt pushed through the door of the house firing his 9 mm pistol, hitting the crouching figure three times in the chest. Keyed up by an adrenaline rush, he kept moving at the head of his three-man stack through another door to come face to face with another insurgent, “a big guy with a full beard and an AK47.” Another insurgent suddenly appeared from the left, and everyone opened fire. Pruitt was hit in the wrist and leg and put out of the fight. Corporal Ryan Weemer fired his pistol. “I unloaded a whole pistol magazine into the guy. I shot him so many times his gear was on fire.”READ MORE
AHERO has been a great organization for me, they have taught me how to cope and live with my experiences while enjoying the great outdoors. AHERO screen porch therapy has helped me to open up and be able to express my feelings with out the burden of feeling judged because the veterans I talk with have experienced some of the same combat related problems I have faced since returning home.
There are 29 veterans a day that commit suicide.. if they knew about these great programs maybe they wouldn’t pull that trigger.