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Learn the Facts about PTSD
Posted June 27, 2016

What is PTSD?

Origami Owl’s Help Our Heroes campaign launched to benefit Helping Hands for Freedom
Posted June 27, 2016

PHOENIX – Origami Owl, a custom jewelry company has dedicated this weekend to support the unsung heroes of our country.  Their 72-hour sale, beginning Friday, June 24th, and going through Monday, June 27th, will raise money to support Helping Hands for Freedom’s Life Needs program.  On their Facebook Live post, co-founders Bella and Chrissy Weems, said they chose this week

Independent Designers with Origami Owl Support Helping Hands for Freedom with Unique Fundraiser
Posted June 24, 2016
Created Wednesday, May 04, 2016Author: Lynette Carrington

Jewelry designing duo is raising funds for Route for the Brave and organization’s programs

Posted June 24, 2016

Created Thursday, June 09, 2016Author: Lynette Carrington


A Father’s Take on PTSD
Posted June 22, 2016

I can’t say that I spent a lot of time thinking about PTSD or how it might affect my son after his two deployments to Afghanistan with the First Marines. I was more concerned about his daily safety and always grateful when we got emails in the evening when he could send them to confirm he was safe.

Cross-country walkers taking steps to help vets with PTSD
Posted June 20, 2016
By Sue Loughlin | Tribune-Star
Two men trek cross country to help veterans
Posted June 20, 2016
Stan Polanski Daily News Jun 2, 2016

Two men in the midst of a cross-country trek to raise money for veterans and their families stopped in Effingham this week.

"The support that we've had is incredible," said David Roth, one of those journeymen, while getting lunch at the Gabby Goat in Effingham Thursday.

Man walking across America in support of veterans
Posted June 20, 2016

A police officer and a middle school math teacher are walking across America in support of the men and women of the military.

David Roth and Kevin Winton are on a 3,000-mile journey from Atlantic City to San Francisco, and on Monday he was in the St. Louis area.