What is Vet-Relief:
Vet-Relief is a not-for-profit, celebrity driven, national fundraising movement created to support our Veterans’ successful transition back into civilian life – investing in and saving lives.
Who Vet-Relief Benefits:
An ever increasing number of combat veterans and their families are dealing with post-traumatic stress (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), physical disabilities, addictions and homelessness. For most, this is a life long battle. Unfortunately many, particularly those suffering from psychological injuries, never seek help. The fact is over 22 veterans are taking their own lives every day.
Vet-Relief will promote and benefit those organizations and projects, both nationally and locally, that are creating Awareness, Support, Services and Legislation to improve the health and well being of our veterans and their families, such as:
Stranger At Home – A feature length documentary that will explore the impact of PTSD, moral injury and other unseen consequences of combat on our veterans, their families, our society, and how we, as a responsible nation can bring about real solution for this epidemic situation.
Frontline To Homefront Tour is a nationwide, ongoing dialogue to inform, empower and motivate the people of The United States to create a mandatory, comprehensive, reentry program to help veterans and their families transition back to civilian life. KFI Radio show host, comedian and activist Monique Marvez moderates a panel of top experts including veterans, family members, mental health professionals, non‐profits supporting veterans, as well as contributions from the audience.
Justice For Vets – Enables the creation of a nationwide network of Veterans Treatment Courts that is transforming the way veterans are handled in the criminal justice system. In doing so they keep veterans out of jail and prison; saving their lives, their families, and their futures, while saving tax dollars for the American public.
Team Red White and Blue endeavors to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
U.S.VETS – Provides housing, employment and counseling services to our nation’s veterans who have served from World War II to the current conflicts in The Middle East. The range of services includes housing and employment assistance, as well as access to veterans benefits and treatment for mental and physical health problems and substance abuse.
The Soldiers’ Project – Provides free confidential therapy for post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones. Serving all branches of the Military.
Vietnam Veterans Of America – Aggressively advocates on issues important to all veterans like:
• Full access to quality health care for veterans.
• Identifying the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred
during military service.
• Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care.
Institute of War Stress Injuries, Recovery, and Social Justice at Antioch University Seattle, is the only known domestic or international academic entity dedicated to the principle of social justice with the overarching goal of ending cyclic failures in meeting the mental health needs of the warrior class.
Vet-Relief Comedy Night will launch the first campaign with a national night of comedy hosted by clubs such as The Improv, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store and Second City in over 20 locations throughout the United States.
Vet-Relief Variety Tour is modeled after the highly successful fundraising series Comic Relief, which supported the homeless. It also uses the Stand Up To Cancer hybrid distribution model, which simulcasts its specials on multiple networks and social media outlets. The Variety Tour will be hosted by today’s hottest, headlining comedians and will feature top professional standup comics (many of whom have performed overseas for troops), musicians, actors, athletes and military personnel.
Social Media Contests:
- Showing military pictures of celebrities who have served in the military, along with a personal quote, and asking the public to identify who they are.
- A selfie/instagram campaign for people to express their support for a Veteran or current Service Member by holding a sign with the honored person’s name, with the #Serving Those Who Served for US – this will be matched by a $1 campaign donation from corporate sponsors.
- Corporate Partnership Contests like the Kingsford Tailgating campaign
- Direct/Retail DVDs, Direct Digital, VOD of fundraising events.
- Posters from fundraising events, includes limited amount of signed posters from performers.
- Tee shirts, bags and hats
- Lateral products that will appeal to our audience like those already supporting Veterans: United Airlines, Amtrak, CVS, Target, Apple, Foot Locker, Dell, Verizon, T-Mobile, and many more.
All donations are fully tax-deductible.
Vet-Relief invests in the future of our Veterans and therefore our country.
It’s our turn to serve those who served for us!