There's something new on Highway 59 near FM 1960. Clear Channel Outdoor is donating billboards in 5 Texas Cities and in 2 other states to let Veterans stricken with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and their families know there is help available for them.
More than 20 veterans commit suicide in the US every day. The Mission of the PTSD Foundation of America /Camp Hope is to bring hope and healing to Combat Veterans (and their families) who are suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Executive Director David Maulsby: "It's a great partnership that will be reaching out to several cities across the country. It will help us impact some lives."
The program focuses on a whole-person approach, offering evidence-based peer-to-peer mentoring, both on an individual basis and in group settings. The programs and services are free to veterans and their families. The PTSD Foundation takes a collaborative approach to raising awareness to the increasing needs of the military community by working with government agencies, service organizations, churches, and private sector businesses to combine resources.
The donated digital billboard campaign will potentially reach thousands of veterans in need in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Atlanta and Phoenix. The messages will be aimed at reaching those in need and building support in the communities in which the messages are placed. Says Maulsby: "We really are excited about the partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. It's an opportunity for us to continue to get our story out to veterans and families who are struggling with PTSD."
photo: Courtesy Clear Channel Outdoor