The folks at VetStar do outstanding work for South Plains veterans, and the organization Remember Our Heroes has given them $10,000 to continue their mission.
This donation alone will help more than 200 veterans with therapy and readjusting to civilian life.
“It’s a really good feeling, but we don’t want to rest on our laurels of victory, we really want to keep pushing and get more money,” said Marine Veteran and Executive Director of Remember Our Heroes Tyler Blaker. “So hopefully our next check will be bigger.”
Spoken like a true Marine, always striving for the best: That’s what Remember Our Heroes is all about and their mission is simple.
“There’s a lot of people who have served in the military, and what we want to do is get them the resources they need to get help, and if not, give them the resources to engage others,” said Blaker.
The organization donated $10,000 to VetStar, which is a partner of the VA that specifically helps with soldiers and mental health.
“We all know that 20 veterans die by suicide every day in our country, so this is a huge donation to help be able to move our mission forward,” said VetStar Director Colonel Dave Lewis.
The money will pay for more than 200 veterans to go to therapy and get the help the need.
“A veteran that is struggling does not need to wait — not a day, not an hour, not a minute. We know how to help them,” said Lewis.
The money stays right here in Lubbock to help locals.
“I think the most important thing about the money is that it’s used locally,” said Remember Our Heroes board member Dick Baker. “We have a whole lot of veterans who are having problems coming back into society. We used to help them to help their brothers.”