Our world has been rocked by the spread of COVID-19. The ripple effects can be felt across the nation and around the globe and Boot Campaign is no exception. One group particularly vulnerable to the effects of changes made in our communities because of COVID-19 is the veteran population. The lingering trauma of hidden wounds of war, adjustments to routine, loneliness due to social isolation, job loss and the non-stop news cycle surrounding current events and COVID-19 have threatened and will continue to impact the mental and emotional health of veterans and their families.
Boot Campaign has received more than a 300% increase in applications in the last month for our Health and Wellness program that treats veterans with diverse health challenges, typically as the result of Posttraumatic Stress and/or Traumatic Brain Injury, and a more than 125% increase in applications year over year.
Boot Campaign has always been nimble and flexible, adapting to the most pressing needs of the military community. Our efforts in light of COVID-19 are no different. Our Boot Campaign team is providing one-on-one, high-touch virtual care to support holistic health, decision-making, information processing and mood management. Expansion of our services is on-going daily with the goal of providing as many veterans and their families as possible with needed care during this unprecedented demand for help.
Your contribution of just $100 provides one hour of programming for a veteran or military spouse in need. Donate $100 now.
The Boot Campaign mission to unite Americans to honor and restore the lives of veterans and military families through individualized, life-improving programs continues. In this unprecedented time, we need to unite, connect and support one another in whatever way we can.
We’re in this — together.