Find out how we are helping Veterans and military families with our various programs here. Within each Program description is a link to a more detailed explanation of the Program as well as links to donate and ensure we help as many Veteran and military families as possible.
No Veteran Goes Hungry (In development)
I Will Not Be #22 believes that the will to live is contained inside all of us, no matter how covered in depression/anguish it may be. The purpose of The Pledge is to remind people of that will to live. The Pledge represents a commitment to life and to fight for those who may have lost track of their will to live. The Pledge is free for all who are willing to fight for life for themselves and their brothers and sisters in arms. Civilians may pledge to fight for the great men and women of our military because we know many of you have family and loved ones that serve/have served.
Pledge takers fill out a very brief form, read The Pledge, and then pledge not to be #22. When their Pledge is submitted they are mailed a free Pledge Card to keep and remind them of their commitment. They also receive an I Will Not Be #22 wristband to wear to show themselves and others that they will not be #22. If they so choose, Pledge takers can be honored on The Pledge Wall which lists the name and city of those who have pledged not to be #22. Take The Pledge today!
Remember that The Pledge is free for anyone to take. Each Pledge is funded by just $2. If you’d like to make a donation to The Pledge Program to help us remind the great Veterans and military members of our country that they are worthy of life, click here.
Financial stress is a leading cause of depression and suicidal tendencies. I Will Not Be #22 is fighting to reduce financial stress by assisting Veteran and military families with their utility payments with the One Dollar Club. We hope to eliminate the mindset that people are worth more dead than alive by removing the financial burden of utility cutoff notices.
You can join the One Dollar Club with a donation as little as $1 (hence the name). Of course, if you wish, you can donate more, sign up for a monthly recurring donation, or make a one-time donation of any amount. At the end of each month, I Will Not Be #22 will take the proceeds from the One Dollar Club for the month and donate them to a Veteran or military family facing utility cutoff. Selection and verification will be performed by a secure, objective third party (Semper Fi Fund, EFMP Representative, etc). The assistance will be a maximum of $100 and any excess donations will rollover to the next month so that we may help as many people as possible.
No Veteran Goes Hungry
An issue plaguing many Veterans and military families is hunger. A study done by Feeding America revealed that 20% of families that used their service had at least one military member (past or present) in the family. That is only the number of families that publicly sought out help. Many people allow pride or stigma to prevent them from seeking assistance. No Veteran Goes Hungry has a plan to combat hunger in the Veteran and military community. From the privacy of their home, hungry Veterans and military families can request anonymous assistance from I Will Not Be #22. We will review requests and upon approval, a family in need will receive a meal voucher, grocery assistance, or direct nutritional distribution.
No Veteran Goes Hungry Guidelines