When a veteran is on the front lines of a battle, it’s vital that they are prepared for the emotional toll of fighting.
And that’s where volunteer firefighter kaer permanente can be a lifeline for a veteran who may be suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury or other post-traumatic stress disorder.
“We want to be there for them, and we want to give them support,” said Sarah DeAngelis, a volunteer firefighter in California’s Golden State.
“We want them to feel safe, that we’re there to be helpful and to listen, and to help them through whatever challenges they’re having.”
Volunteer firefighter karter permanente is part of the new Kaer Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that aims to support communities across the globe by providing safe, quality and affordable emergency response services to people who need them most.
It has raised over $3.3 million to date, according to a news release.
“The Kaer foundation is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to helping communities rebuild, restore and improve their lives,” Kaer spokesperson Emily Loughlin told The Huffington Post in a statement.
“It has been a true blessing for Kaer for me to work with volunteers who are already passionate about their work, and for us to provide them with resources to build stronger communities.”
The nonprofit has a number of resources on its website that are focused on veterans, including a volunteer mentoring program and a community resource center.
“Our volunteers will have the opportunity to learn from us in order to improve their leadership skills and develop leadership skills in communities across Africa and the Middle East,” Loughlins added.
“There is no better way to build a stronger community than to share your experience, experience and knowledge with others.”
“We’re a very collaborative organization,” DeAngeles added.
She said the foundation will help provide a platform for those with PTSD to get support and to connect with other veterans.
“Volunteers have to understand that they’re the one who is going to be making the decision to go to that crisis and make a decision about whether or not to help someone.”
Voluntary firefighters are usually the first line of defense in the event of a natural disaster or other emergencies.
They are usually stationed near a location, such as a town, city or county, to make sure people are evacuated safely and to provide support.
The service also includes providing basic needs such as food and water, and assisting with shelter construction and evacuation.
But in the case of natural disasters, such things become more difficult, because they have to respond to large crowds of people and have limited resources.
“Volunteering is not a service you can get to for free,” Deangelis said.
“You have to pay for it.”
Volks also offer many other opportunities to give back to the community.
The foundation has partnered with local businesses to distribute free coffee and food to the communities impacted by the disaster.
It also offers a variety of other ways to give.
The organization’s website offers a list of ways that volunteers can get involved, including donating to a nonprofit, donating to an organization or volunteering with the organization.
Volunteist firefighter kater permanente was founded in 2016.
It was initially started as a community-based volunteer organization that works to empower those who serve.
“This was the beginning,” De Angelis said of the foundation.
“But now it’s become an international organization.”
De Angelis hopes that the Kaer community will support the foundation’s mission and its work.
“I hope that this is the beginning of a global community for volunteer firefighters to help communities rebuild and restore and develop their lives and for all of the volunteers to give to the people they serve,” she said.
Volks is not the only nonprofit that helps veterans with PTSD, however.
Many local charities also provide support for veterans in need of assistance.
“Many people have been impacted by natural disasters in their lives, and many of those experiences have been traumatic,” De ANGELIS said.
She added that her organization is not opposed to helping veterans who need it.
“My hope is that our volunteers will take this opportunity to give, and they will use this experience as a starting point to get further and further in the world of volunteering.”