Join PIMCO Veterans as we honor those who serve and raise awareness and funds for veteran suicide prevention.
Every day in the United States, 20+ veterans and one active duty service member take their own lives. Burdened with the stigma associated with mental health issues and perceived “shame” surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress, some instead turn to suicide as their last option to relieve suffering.
Here’s your chance to act. Up until Veterans Day, donate $22 to Orange County Rescue Mission’s Tustin Veterans Outpost. The Tustin Veterans Outpost incorporates the resources and award-winning programs that have been successful in moving homeless men, women and children to self-sufficiency in Orange County, and aims to aid those in Orange County’s veteran community most at risk.
- 1,388 Veterans are homeless in Orange County
- Orange County has the 6th largest Veteran population in the U.S.
- 4,500 Veterans are on waiting lists for affordable housing in Orange County
- At any one time in Orange County, 6,048 Veterans are unemployed
To further encourage PIMCO participation, PIMCO Veterans has agreed to conduct our own version of the “22 push-up challenge” that you may have heard of via social media. For every $22 donation made by a PIMCO employee, a PIMCO Veterans member will do 22 push-ups.
And please note: The PIMCO Foundation will aggregate all donations to OC Rescue Mission and match the amount contributed. Donate now and help us double the amount raised!