Why do our veterans need our help?
- Approximately one third have a mental health disorder or some behavioral problem.
- It is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of veterans have a problem with alcohol.
- An unknown, but significant number of them are driven to use illegal drugs.
- Many of them suffer from PTSD (Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder).
- Prescription drug abuse more than doubled among veterans in the past few years.
- As many as one in four has some service connected disability.
- Many of them are unemployed, homeless and destitute.
- The suicide rates among veterans are much higher than in the general population.
When we think of the thousands of veterans in our country who have to deal with mental health and various disability issues,
problems with alcohol or the use of illegal drugs, and having the highest suicide rate among them, we have to ask ourselves:
Are we doing enough to help them?
Many of our brave men and women in uniform went through so much hardship, why do they have to face so much despair and hopelessness when they come home?
It is not that we don’t care. They are well regarded and valued by our government and the people of this country.
The Department of Veteran Affairs provides a wide range of benefits, programs and services and spends hundreds of millions of dollars to help our veterans.
But we can’t expect our government to do everything; we are all in it together, we all have to do our part. Can we count on your help?
Disabled Veterans Support Canada
Canadian not-for profit charitable organization
Call us if you are a professional entertainer. We need professional musicians and
vocalist who wish to volunteer to entertain veterans and seniors.
We also need volunteers to help us with corporate fund raising.