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Veteran Retreat

Posted: Thu May 19, 2022 6:01 am
by sgtski1010
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Re: Veterans

Post by sgtski1010 ยป Thu May 19, 2022 5:56 am
I am going to start doing whatever I can to get things going now. Currently when I am helping vets and I have to travel any distance I have to pay for it myself. I am not complaining. I am just wanting to accomplish more than what I alone can afford to pay for. I am going to start liquidating more assets to help get things going. I am going to start with a large record collection and some fund raising. Currently I help others be able to afford Quadramune. I have so many more vets that I would love to be handing them Quadramune and Projuvenol. At the same time I have to start making things go in a direction that can help so many vets. I am also making sure I buy stock in companies of the future. Treatments that are promising so I will also have revenue streams from the stock to help fund the clinic in the future.
I have about 18,000 vinyl records. Some were given to me and most I have bought. I have some amazing music. I am going to use over 10,000 as part of a fundraiser to help me get this project going. I am starting a company to get this retreat to become reality. It will be my goal to establish a non-profit that can then start working on securing the land needed. I have a Think Tank as I have mentioned before. I use it to help Veterans get their benefits from The VA and many other places.
Each Brother or Sister in Arms I help is a ripples through their world. I have been getting other veterans and some civilians to help be coaches in other states. I am helping people in 5 states and that is only going to increase. I want to expand and start paying for the gas for those helping me and veterans so they can start taking vets fishing or maybe to the mud races or even the zoo. Showing vets a little humanity can go a long way. Some of those helping don't real what good it does in their lives.
So, I have records that are signed by the artists. I have 78's, 33's, & 45's. I have an Elvis collection that has many rare records. I have a Beatles white album. I have The Beatles complete set of European releases and they are still unused. I have many records worth 5 grand and more. I have some records that are not collectors records but the work and it is nice to play them when I am in the mood. Some Classical and some Jazz records are Masters. What I am getting at is I am going to be selling these as another way to help raise funds to ensure I can get this retreat going. Many vets have told me that they seek my help and can't wait for the clinic and retreat to happen because it isn't some corporation getting rich and collect large pay checks on the backs of vets.
I am going to try and also establish a go fund me page to help. I know that every vet we help makes a difference. It is going to cost a bit just to increase the amount of people that will work with or for the clinic. As some people that will work there when it is built can start working as part of my out reach program. I know that this is a big part of what I need to do for the rest of my life.
I have seen first hand that many vets that were self medicating and drinking every day to excess have stopped on their own. Many have been turning their lives in a new direction. That has been an additional benefit that has come with working with vets to get their benefits. There a re reasons why what I am doing and what some are trying to help me do is working. If your reading this I would say to you think of your family and what a difference having your benefits will be. If you have a friend or family member of a vet then encourage them to make sure they get their benefits. It may not matter as they are younger but it does matter. Instead of saying Thank You for your service you could say, " We won't forget and make sure you have you VA benefits". It is a start. I have witnessed many vets change their life. They have become productive and have some vitality again. Each day I learn of veterans that take their life and it breaks my heart that that soul left earth too soon.

Re: Veteran Retreat

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:46 am
by trader32176
let me know what i can do to help you Sgt. Ski .

Re: Veteran Retreat

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:58 pm
by sgtski1010
I know that the retreat is something that is greatly needed. I thought originally I'd find away to make it happen myself as to not owe anyone anything so that it might stand for 130 years or more. Having a place were vets can come and help them figure out what is medically wrong with them and then help them understand a path that could help them have a better quality of life. I have always believed a better quality of life is better than quantity. I'd take a good year rather than 18 months of misery, that is unless after that 18 month improvement would help with quality of life.
I am going to start a go fund me page to open the non profit. That should take between 100,000 and 140,000 to hire attorneys and seek a location I could rent while working on a large fundraiser that would help me raise between 8 and 12 million. The retreat has to have the ability to retrain vets and let them become welders that are certified and plumbers and many other fields. That along with addressing their health and helping them get compensation from the VA would truly make a difference.I am also talking with several people to see about a fund raiser that coincides with Light, Lite, lighten. From Colorado to Arlington cemetery. I am trying to see if I can make that work this year and we'd arrive at Arlington on 11-11. Bring attention to the vets that are taking their lives in numbers that exceed the civilian population. The pilgrimage would be something we'd do every year. Any generosity from others that want to help I can pm.

Re: Veteran Retreat

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:12 pm
by trader32176
Sgt. Ski,
the PayPal option for charities is : 100% of the money donated gets to the recipients vs. a % is donated to GFM, for a GofundMe page .

GFM though, does allow an option for donors to choose no % to go to GFM .

some people donate, and don't want a middle man in the donation process, when donating charitably .


Re: Veteran Retreat

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:25 pm
by sgtski1010
I do appreciate that as I am new to asking others to help me do what I really wanted to accomplish. I will look into Paypal and see if I can use them and what the requirements are.