Leading veterans services organization hosts a variety of events and partnerships in May to celebrate Military Caregiver Month
BETHESDA, MARYLAND, USA, May 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yellow Ribbon Fund, the premier veterans service organization for post-9/11 wounded, ill and injured service members, caregivers and their families, celebrates Military Caregiver Month with partnerships, events and a special caregiver-to-caregiver campaign. Military Caregiver Month is an opportunity to raise awareness and understand the challenges and needs of the more than 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States and support them in their role as key members of the caregiving community. Since 2005, the Yellow Ribbon Fund has helped more than 25,000 military caregivers and their families through its caregiver program, the Keystone Program.
Here are some Yellow Ribbon Fund caregiver-to-caregiver events taking place during Military Caregiver Month:
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To offer caregivers recognition, appreciation and support, the Yellow Ribbon Fund will launch a series of videos for military caregivers by military caregivers. Throughout May, the Yellow Ribbon Fund will be posting videos of military caregivers from across the country on its Facebook page. These caregiver-to-caregiver videos offer caregivers the opportunity to share their experiences and advice with other military caregivers, including stories, challenges they’ve faced and the organizations that have comforted them as well as practical resources . These videos provide insight into the help and support carers give to each other by sharing things like tips for managing stress, how they can manage their own physical and mental health care, ways to manage financial burdens and much more.
“We are thrilled to spotlight and showcase the diverse and inspiring military caregivers we serve,” said Gina Harrow, Executive Director of the Yellow Ribbon Fund. “Through their personal journeys and stories, our caregivers will shine a light on the sacrifices made by the men and women who step in and care for our injured veterans.
Partnership with True REST Float Spa
In partnership with the world’s largest flotation therapy brand, True REST Float Spa will honor Yellow Ribbon Fund military caregivers with a free 60-minute flotation therapy session starting May 9 at any of their 39 locations. open. Since 2015, True REST Float Spa has provided nearly 18,000 free floats to active duty U.S. military members and veterans. True REST Float Spa’s commitment to the men and women of the United States Army is unwavering.
Clinical research proves the effectiveness of flotation therapy as an alternative treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep problems and clarity of thought. Floatation therapy is commonly known as REST or Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy. Yellow Ribbon Fund military caregivers will float in a private pod filled with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts mixed with 180 gallons of water in a nonsense, zero gravity environment. In the floating pod, individuals are devoid of all distractions such as sound, light, touch, and smell, allowing the brain to shut down, refocus, and rest. Additionally, when individuals float, the body feels weightless, which helps the muscles release tension and stress.
Caregiver Makeover and Brunch Event in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation
Through its nonprofit partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, 40 military caregivers from the Yellow Ribbon Fund in the San Diego, Calif., area will be treated to a day of beauty to celebrate them. On May 18, Yellow Ribbon Fund caregivers will be treated to a makeover, including hair, makeup and a free dress. Dresses and shoes are courtesy of David’s Bridal, hair services are provided by Paul Mitchell, and makeup is provided by LimeLife. After the makeover, caregivers will be treated to brunch and dazzling views of the bay and downtown San Diego skyline at the C-Level Lounge at Island Prime.
Yellow Ribbon Fund understands and applauds the incredible and selfless work that military caregivers do. Fundraisers, charity rides and various other events help support injured service members and their caregivers, raising awareness of the role they play in the lives of their families.
For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Fund, visit yellowribbonfund.org. To donate to the Yellow Ribbon Fund and support military caregivers, please visit the Yellow Ribbon Fund or email the Veteran Support Organization at firstname.lastname@example.org. The non-profit organization is proud to announce that $0.88 of every dollar raised goes to help military members and their families.
About the Yellow Ribbon Fund:
Yellow Ribbon Fund is a national, nonprofit veterans service organization dedicated to serving wounded, critically ill, and injured service members and their families from all branches of the U.S. military as a result of medical crises. unexpected. With the help of donors, the Yellow Ribbon Fund’s Crossroads and Keystone programs allow them to have a significant impact in helping service members and their families on their lifelong journey of recovery. The Crossroads program provides families with hotel stays for acute stays at Walter Reed National Medical Center. Fully furnished apartments near the hospital for long-term stays and car rentals for families to have full access to unrestricted transportation. The Keystone program steps in and cares for the family unit that experiences the long-term effects of injury and recovery. The Yellow Ribbon Fund’s top priority is keeping families together during the recovery process. They accomplish this by providing housing and transportation as well as caregiver support when and where needed. For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Fund, visit YellowRibbonFund.org or call 240-223-1180 or email email@YellowRibbonFund.org.
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