These are the things we are talking about right now
V4W Ambassadors Newsletter
Issue #2: October 2021
As a V4W Ambassador, you are our highest-ranking representative out in the world and a most valued member of our community. This newsletter was created exclusively for you.
The items in this issue have all been selected based on what is most impacting our military community right now; that will help us create a stronger a connection with you, and that will help you create stronger, more genuine, and productive connections with your own growing local military community.
Here are some things to talk with them about
Vets4Warriors is Celebrating 10 Years
On December 13th Vets4Warriors will celebrate 10 years of providing 24/7 peer support to service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers. Staffed by veterans of all branches, from the Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and supported by licensed clinicians, Vets4Warriors is the leading national peer support and resource connection network.
Thank you for assisting us in our mission! Our ambassadors play a pivotal role in spreading the word that Vets4Warriors is here to help. The work you’ve done has helped us reach this milestone. The work you’ll do will allow us to continue providing support to our veterans, service members, their families and caregivers.
Top Reasons Vets are Calling
In the last 90 days, these are some of the top reasons people are calling Vets4Warriors.
As you connect with veterans, service members, family members and caregivers, you may come across people who have had had experiences that are causing them to struggle with some of the same issues.
Let them know they are not alone.
- Angry/Tense/On Edge
- Financial Instability
- Sleep Difficulties/Disturbances
- Racing Thoughts
Noteworthy Events in the News
Items in the news that impact veterans and the military can be triggering for many in our community. Being aware of the topics that are making headlines can help you better connect and be prepared to talk about how our peer support specialists can help. We are here 24/7 to provide assistance as people process these events and figure out how their lives may be directly impacted by them.
VA zeroes in on gun safety as a way to reduce veteran suicides
Roughly 70 percent of veteran suicide deaths in 2019 involved a firearm
Thousands of caregivers may lose monthly stipends under new VA review
Nearly 20,000 caregivers of injured veterans will have their cases re-examined to see if they still qualify for the benefit
Veterans benefits could see a big cost-of-living boost later this year
Outside groups estimate the increase could be more than 6.0 percent for the first time in decades.
Veterans disability claims backlog expected to grow in coming months
The number of cases pending for more than four months rose to more than 215,000 this week.
VA to automatically review thousands of ‘Blue Water’ Navy claim
This review provides an entire generation of veterans with another shot at benefits
USVetConnect Veterans Outdoors Resource Hub
USVetConnect.com is offering outdoor adventures and service dog providers from all over the United States in an effort to stop veterans’ suicide
ACP Mentoring Program
ACP’s free Mentoring Program connects post-9/11 veterans, active duty spouses and eligible military spouses (Protégés) with corporate professionals (Mentors) for customized mentorships.
**Please put Vets4Warriors as your referral source when applying**
In every issue, we will introduce to you to one of our Ambassadors so you can get to know better the people you are working alongside.
|Service:||Surrounded by a family of Veterans|
|Events:||Mission 22 Events – Firehouse Fling, Help A Vet, Jeeptastic Troutman, MB Jeep Jam and many more|
Why I am an ambassador:
I volunteer to get the needed information out to our Veterans who may need the assistance. I have lost friends from their battles after returning home. I have lost first responder friends from the battles where they didn’t continue to reach out after responding to those calls that continued to come back to them.
*if you would like to be a Featured Ambassador in an upcoming issue, let us know!
Upcoming Holidays, Observances & Events
Dates to keep in mind
Agent Orange Awareness Month
10/13 US Navy Birthday
10/21 National Pets for Veterans Day
10/26 Day of the Deployed
10/27 Navy Day
National Veterans and Military Families Month
National Family Caregivers Month
Warrior Care Month
11/10 US Marine Corps Birthday
11/11 Armistice Day
11/11 Veteran’s Day
12/1 Civil Air Patrol Birthday (USAF
12/7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
12/13 US National Guard Birthday
12/18 National Wreaths Across America
October 12, 1pm-2pm (EST)
October 13, 3pm-4pm (EST)
Heroes MAKE America – Heroes Connect: Military to Manufacturing featuring Johnson & Johnson
Presented by the Manufacturing Institute
October 22 11am-2pm (EST)
Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
This Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair provides military-experienced job seekers the opportunity to interview with employers nationwide via text and video chats.
Join AWP for the Eighth Annual Warrior Community Integration Symposium!
Talk to us
If you have any questions about being an Ambassador, need assistance with any of your outreach efforts, or if you would like to be a Featured Ambassador in an upcoming issue, please complete the form below and let us know.
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