The Raider Project: Now in it's second year is a key Gallant Few Program that remains focused on the US Marine Corps Combat Veteran. Raider Project provided over 300 services this past year to Marine veterans ranging from suicide prevention, drug addiction treatment, PTS therapy, as well as unconventional treatments for TBIs and employment and financial assistance. Of note and in response to tragic helicopter crash that killed seven active duty raiders, Raider Project provided grants and other assistance totaling $84,934.00. With our ambassadors, we are able to offer peer-to-peer counseling, veteran wilderness retreats, climbing retreats, fishing trips, as well as community sports programs. To reduce overhead, Raider Project funds expenses through sales of tees and gear allowing 100% of donated funds to go directly to the mission. We live the MOTTO. "Never above you, never below you, always beside you." We want to connect veterans to the resources they need to be healthy as well as the tools they need for their own success.
We don’t disclose details that identify those veterans we help. It’s hard enough to ask for help, and can be embarrassing to the veteran and his or her family. Here are some examples of work this year:
We know we have saved and helped to save lives; we have helped veterans move from homelessness to housing, and prevented others from becoming homeless; and helped veterans obtain jobs where otherwise they would have never had access to the job opening. At the end of 2014 GallantFew logged 695 veteran services. As of November 5, 2015 GallantFew has logged 743 veteran services. As of August 25th 2016 GallantFew has logged 1026 veteran services.
Here are some quotes used by permission:
“I can’t begin to tell you the hope you’ve given me”
“In a few months I’ve achieved SDVOSB Certified Veteran Enterprise status and my business has expanded tremendously. I hope to hire several new employees in the next year as a result”
"Rock climbing is something I loved doing in and out of the military, unfortunately I haven’t been able to do it in years. Having an all inclusive trip with fellow vets in the sticks was the perfect positive atmosphere to exercise old skills, enjoy the camaraderie of like minded people and really just relax and get some perspective. After some recent stressful events in my personal life, it was the perfect time to disconnect from the grid and reconnect with nature and my Community. Thank you for the opportunity to experience a great get away with my Brothers."
"Raider Project is an emobodiment of the brotherhood, culture and traditions we as Marines, uphold in our service. It helps us carry our culture into our lives after the Corps. Whether is through motivation, brotherhood, personal assistance, Raider Project helps us take care of our own."
The Raider Project is a subsidiary of GallantFew, a 501 (C)3 Non-Profit providing veteran mentoring, anti-suicide (desc pf s[arta), and law enforcement veteran education and de-escalation tactics.
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