Project Refitis creating Mobile Bases
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Have your loved one memorialized on an A-Frame with a 2"x1" nameplate that gets taken everywhere with Project Refit. Have your loved one's name and 5 sentence bio placed on our website, as well.
Have your loved one memorialized on an A-Frame with a 2"x1" nameplate that gets taken everywhere with Project Refit. Have your loved one's name and 10 sentence bio placed on our website.
Have our partner, Austin Waggoner (Army combat veteran), hand engrave your loved ones name into a 2x4 nameplate.
Nameplate will have the following engraved:
DOB (Date of Birth)
DOD (Date of Death)
Your loved one's name will also be displayed on our website with a short 10 sentence bio provided by you.
We then look at the life of a first responder and his or her family. Much like that of a military member and his or her family, the first responder doesn't have a lot of time to decompress and relax. Constant stress, worry, lack of sleep, and almost never home. As an example, most police officers are under 24/7 scrutiny, surveillance, and threats from domestic offenders. And, much like the Drone Pilot, the first responder can see something horrific 30 minutes before getting to a child's game.
In 2014, the VA found social encouragement was one of the most effective ways and greatest opportunities for getting veterans to participate in mental health programs. We wish to help perfect this model not only for veterans but also for first responders.
Project Refit has come up with a hybrid strategy of online and in-person peer support to combat the lack of consistent (NOT CRISIS) outlets for military and first responders to connect and decompress.
We are NOT doctors. We are NOT building our strategies and programs to act as doctors or work against them or mental health programs. Our strategies are being built to help decrease caregiver burden. Caregiver is defined as the friends and family members of the service members (past/present), not the doctors, nurses, or psychologists.
In 2019 we partnered with Drexel University to build our "Blue Skies" mobile application, which will be used as a battle buddy system and online resource. So you know, Blue Skies is named in honor of CSM Barreras, who would always say to his men, "Blue skies, boys," when the unit returned to base and nothing bad happened on mission.
Within Blue Skies we will be launching content only available on the Mobile App. The content will include a video series covering different outdoor therapies and interviews with psychologists, professors, military members, first responders, and more on their stories, theories, and what therapy actually is.
Our Mobile Bases will have various themes to help in two areas:
We have made some major progress in 2019 and it was possible because of donations.
Project Refit has helped over 70 veterans and a handful of active duty service members.
Now we need to raise more money for:
- Project Refit's Mobile Base (in-person support)
- Hiring veterans and retired first responders to operate the Mobile Bases
- Content creation for in the Mobile App
- Videos about the various outdoor programs
- Paying our servers to keep our technology running smoothly
- Printing Memoriam booklets
- Printing Memoriam cards
Let's get it.
Let's honor all fallen with life.