Fredericksburg Non-Profit Organizations
A shout out to a few local non-profits in the Fredericksburg, VA area. Please browse their websites and support however you feel led.
The Ruyts Foundation of Veteran Suicide Prevention
Ruyts Foundation of Veteran Suicide Prevention mission is to bring awareness to veteran suicide and help stop it from even taking place. Serving the greater Virginia area, we are here to help save our veterans through raising awareness of the issues at hand that go unnoticed. No person should be turned away because they aren't "currently in a crisis" while at the doctor or because they can't afford the appointments and medications they need. We don't want to lose another hero because of the battles they can no longer fight themselves. They have fought for our freedom and now we need to fight for the mental health care they deserve.
There are two major ways that you can help their mission. One of those ways is with a tax deductible donation. When you donate to the Ruyts Foundation, your money stays within the organization with a small portion covering overhead costs and the remainder going directly to the funding our veterans need for the costs associated with their mental health care. A donation as small as $6 is enough to cover one mental health appointment for our veterans!
The other way to help is to give your time! We have events throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers to help make these as successful as possible. If you're interested in donating your time please go their their website. http://www.ruytsfoundtion.org
Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/RuytsFoundation/
1013 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
If you are having a crisis and need to seek immediate support, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, use the Veterans Crisis Line online chat, or send a text message to the Veterans Crisis Line at 838255.