Major League Baseball and the McCormick Foundation have launched Welcome Back Veterans, an initiative designed to raise public awareness about issues facing today's veterans, and to raise funds to support programs and services that these returning soldiers need to repair and restore their lives.
To encourage giving, the McCormick Foundation will match the first $4 million raised, at 50 percent. In addition, Major League Baseball and McCormick are paying all expenses associated with this initiative, so that 100 percent of the funds raised, plus the matching dollars, will go to programs and services for veterans.
Veterans often have difficulty accessing the mental health treatment and family support programs that they need upon returning. Among other conditions, they may experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), depression, and substance abuse.
Welcome Back Veterans will support programs that treat and cure these issues, allowing our veterans to lead successful lives upon their return.
Welcome Back Veterans will also support family-centered programs, such as counseling and case management, to help families get back on track.
Visit their website at: http://web.welcomebackveterans.org/index.jsp