Since opening in May of 2012, over two hundred veterans and family members have called Camp Hope “home” for some period of time. During their stay, lodging, food, clothing, peer to peer mentoring, transportation and professional services (financial, dental and mental health) is provided at no charge. Not one dollar of government funds made this a reality. The PTSD Foundation of America, which operates Camp Hope and support groups in various locations, is completely funded by individuals, small, large, local and national companies.
This Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm the campus will be open to the public for the 4th Annual BBQ Cook Off with free BBQ, live bands, a great kids area, and multiple raffle items.
At 1:00 pm we will have the Grand Opening of the Berry Brigade Blvd, the road that runs through our 5 acre campus. Nationally syndicated talk show host, Michael Berry, became the National Spokesman of the PTSD Foundation of America in 2014. Along with his friends, sponsors and listeners, Michael has been a passionate supporter of the efforts of the Foundation and Camp Hope. These efforts have resulted in:
• Over $500,000 in cash donations
• Nearly $500,000 in donated labor hours, materials and campus assets
• Most importantly, dozens of veterans hear about Camp Hope via the Michael Berry Show and / or The Redneck Country Club (a live music venue owned by Michael Berry), resulting in their lives being saved rather than adding to the VA statistic of 22 veteran suicides per day
PTSD Foundation informational overview with Michael Berry, National Spokesman:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bec0C_lqBzE
For media information, interviews:
DAVID MAULSBY, Executive Director