RENTON, Wash., April 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Invictus Foundation is pleased to announce a provider outreach program sponsored by a joint alliance between the Invictus Foundation & San Francisco Bay Coffee Company.
"We are excited about our alliance with the SFB Coffee Company because both our philanthropic models are driven by a mutual philosophical belief that philantrophy should begin at the headwaters of the local community and flow outward," states Peter J Whalen, CEO of the Invictus Foundation. "Importantly, we admire the way the SFB Coffee Company has fused philanthropy and consumerism."
"Our commitment to military members and their families has been long standing," states John Rogers, CEO of the SFB Coffee Company. "We have in place direct to military consumers and their families programs that encompass free shipping of our product to any APO/FPO address, partnering with Operation Gratitude to ship our coffee products free of charge to military members stationed overseas and our own Nominate a Soldier and Adopt a US Soldier that allows for the same for those military members serving overseas." Mr. Rogers went on to say, "We saw the alliance with the Invictus Foundation as an opportunity to expand our efforts to help military members, veterans and their families through our partnership with the Invictus Foundation."
The Alliance is sending to provider members of the Welcome Home Network a gratitude package consisting of single serve coffee packets and other promotionals to honor their commitment to helping military members, veterans and their families begin to heal from the invisible wounds of war. They are as painful and deep as physical wounds and, in fact, the tailing effects of the psychic wounds of war are in many instances more intractable than the physical wounds. This is borne out by the Rand Research study that showed a significant co-morbidity between physical and emotional wounds. This is exactly why many of them are struggling to establish a "new normal" in their lives after their war time experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sadly, 22 a day are losing that struggle and committing suicide.
"By agreeing to offer military members, veteran and their families their clinical skills through the Welcome Home Network providers make a decision that we owe them better," states Mr. Whalen. Their action step in joining the Welcome Home Network and lending their time and talent in the treatment of these men and women suffering from the invisible wounds of war is a Welcome Home gesture that has real meaning and impact on these men and women's lives."
Peter J. Whalen
5412 NE 6th Court / Ste. 200
Renton, WA 98059-4982
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