Special Forces Charitable Trust,

SFCT Development

A Note From Our Executive Director:

I hope you have been keeping up with all the impact the Special Forces Charitable Trust is making in the SF Community.  If not, I’d like to share just one example as we quickly approach September which is National Suicide Prevention month. The SFCT launched a Suicide Prevention program in mid-May as an important step toward eradicating this major issue. The program is called Beyond the Battlefield which has three primary options for support. In just two short months, the program is proving to be embraced by the Community as we are seeing utilization in numbers we were not anticipating.  We’ve got tremendous forward movement and are so proud of this platform and how it provides an option for Warriors to invest in their mental and emotional wealth without worry of reporting or loss of confidence.
Check it out at:
https://www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org/beyond-the-battlefield
The SOF Community continues to face the aftermath of back-to-back combat over the last two decades.  The SFCT team is dedicated to ensuring SF Community Warriors and their Families are given the opportunity to reset and reconnect.  It is equally important that they be reminded that Americans genuinely care about them; that they appreciate their dedication to our nation and recognize the valuable time they have lost with their Families that they can never get back.  While our organization is actively working to find solutions for these opportunities, we need your help to make our efforts go even further!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?

1. Help us eradicate Suicide among the SF Community
2. Assist SF couples to successfully transition from service
3. Help an entire Family overcome Operation Over-Exposure. 

Your support is crucial to our efforts of solving these critical issues.

I invite you to be part of the SFCT family. If you’re able, we would be grateful for a donation to help us achieve our mission to make a real difference in the lives of those who continue to sacrifice on our behalf. 
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Here are the ways you can make a donation:

Make a donation online at: www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org
Call us at 910-725-7034
Send a check to: P.O. Box 53, Southern Pines, NC 28388
Text GIVE to 910-909-3885

With Gratitude!
Jodi Burns

Dallas Mix & Mingle
September 7, 2022
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Sign Up TODAY to be a Battle Buddy!

Special Forces Charitable Trust is honored to partner with SOUND OFF in supporting their Battle Buddy initiative. There are a few stipulations to becoming a Battle Buddy in SOUND OFF:

If you are an active duty Service Member
If you are a retired or transitioned Veteran
If you are one of the above and are Peer to Peer certified. Certification training is available by following the link:
https://grit.uccs.edu/grit-serve-training-info

Submit your information and check your email for the formal training link to access at your convenience.
Fill out the form at the bottom the page, selecting “GRIT for Military and Emergency Responders” as the training program.
Click “Sign Up” at the bottom of the GRIT Serve training page after clicking the link above.
Once your training is complete, please come back and fill out the following form:
https://www.specialforcescharitabletrust.org/sound-offto
* By completing the form at the link above you will added to the Battle Buddy
community of Sound Off!

If all of the above are applicable to you, please take a moment to fill out the following form. Please keep in mind that the email address you provide below will be the address that will link you to your account as a Battle Buddy. Once your information has been submitted Special Forces Charitable Trust will submit it to SOUND OFF to be loaded into their Battle Buddy pool. They will then send you further steps and information that you will need to complete your Battle Buddy certification.

SFCT Programs

Metal of Honor Recipient, MAJ John J. Duffy
What an honor it was to recognize and celebrate MAJ John J. Duffy, MOH as he received his Medal of Honor on July 5, 2022!
Thank you to all that joined us!

My Two Cent$ Finance Workshop

SFCT enjoyed having U.S Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School students and cadre along with 3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne and 1st Special Forces Command join us July 21st to strengthen their financial knowledge! We discussed TSP, deployment pay plans, stock investment options, real estate and financial risk assessment to name a few! This workshop is an impactful evening for Service Members in any part of their military career, and it is our privilege to bring resources like this to the SF Community!

1-10 SFG Spouse Appreciation Event

SFCT had the privilege to help celebrate the spouses of 1-10 SFG in their Spouse Appreciation Event at the Reussenstein Restaurant in Boblingen, Germany!
The ladies enjoyed food and beverages made with flowers and herbs from the local region, while listening to a Senior Spouse share her experiences of military life. The evening was a wonderful time meeting new faces and catching up with familiar ones!
Thank you for allowing us to honor you!

Beyond the Battlefield
Sponsored Services

As we highlighted in June, Beyond the Battlefield is our brand new sponsored Operational Stress Management & Suicide Prevention platform. In our July newsletter we touched on the second resource area – One-on-One Therapy Sessions. This month we want to talk about our third resource area which is “Sponsored Services”.
SFCT partners with organizations that offer healing services to active duty and transitioned veterans that may find themselves struggling with emotional or mental wellness. This component of Beyond the Battlefield is an organic and living directory of services provided across the nation at no cost to the Special Forces community.


Sponsored Partnerships: 

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