Presentations were made regarding the Council's mission and strategies, as well as the Council's plan to implement community outreach programs. The group heard shocking statistics indicating that there were more than 6,000 Veteran suicides between 2008 and 2016. That's a rate 2x higher than the suicide rate for an average citizen! Several local Veterans participated in the meeting and expressed their excitement about the Council's initiative and shared ideas on how to reach more Veterans.
If you are interested in finding out what you can do to impact the life of a Veteran or current military member, please contact Lynn Schultz (904) 206-7861 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Fire Watch Council is a non-profit organization established in September 2019 and consists of representatives from Northeast Florida Counties including Nassau, Duval, Baker, Clay and St. Johns Counties. For information about organization, please visit their website.
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