‘Heroes Haven’ annual hunt experience returns, tackling rate of suicide for veterans/first responders
SHARPTOWN, Md. – One local organization is aiming to change the lives of wounded veterans and local first responders, hoping to lower the rate of suicide.
Wednesday night, Heroes Haven welcomed its newest cohort with a ride-out, sparking the beginning of its annual hunting experience. The program gives veterans and first responders from across the U.S. a taste of the Eastern Shore. The heroes are placed in local homes for a family experience, creating a bond and strengthening their network of support.
Organizers tell 47 ABC, they won’t stop until they save as many ‘heroes’ as they can.
“The goal for the program has always been to decrease the number of 22 veterans committing suicide a day to as close to 0 or 0 if possible,” said Heroes Haven Alumni Joshua Burnett. “It’s been a phenomenal organization that has shown not just immediate success for everyone that comes through their first year, but that continuing success to where we keep coming back. ”
The hunting experience ends with a banquet for the current cohort. If you’d like to find out more about Heroes Haven, visit heroeshaven.org