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Why You Should Give to Charities That Bring Joy to Veterans This Holiday Season

20 Dec 2019 5:52 PM | Veteran Comic Con (Administrator)

Give to Charities That Bring Joy to Veterans This Holiday Season

With the Holiday season upon us, many people enjoy giving back to our nation’s Veterans.

Perhaps it is the gift-giving of Christmas that reminds us how much our Veterans gave to us and makes us want to give back to them.

At Veteran Comic Con, volunteers and supporters strive to make it easy for you to support our troops. We believe that one of the most powerful ways to help Veterans is to heal them with the power of joy – and we do that through art and comic books.


The Holiday Season Can Be Overwhelming for Some Veterans
The sad truth is that many of our Veterans suffer from “invisible wounds” like Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) due to putting their lives on the line for us. These invisible wounds can become even more difficult to deal with during the holiday season.

Depression is a major symptom of these invisible wounds. Sadly, according to NPR.org, male combat veterans are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than male civilians and female combat veterans are 250 times more likely to commit suicide than female civilians.

That is why our philosophy at Veteran Comic Con is to heal and comfort these “invisible wounds” with joy and well-being.

How Veteran Comic Con Promotes Well-Being for Veterans

The way we give back to Veterans is through the power of art. Constance Pleasant, the founder of Veteran Comic Con (and daughter of a Veteran) uses the power of comic book art to bring joy to Veterans.

Creating a comic book  gives Veterans the ability to express themselves and explore ideas through art that they may otherwise ignore. 

The simple act of expression and exploration through art will positively affect a person’s emotions, thoughts, and habits. More importantly, it will help veterans explore their emotions and cope with the stress that comes from putting one’s life on the line for their country.

In Conclusion, Give Some Joy This Season with the Power of Art

Whether you’re a comic book fan that believes in the power of art or someone that just wants to help veterans in any way possible – consider helping the fine folks at Veteran Comic Con support our troops this season with the power of art.

You don’t need to give a financial donation to help either. We would love to hear from comic book artists or volunteers that also believe in using the joy of comic books to heal our Veteran heroes!

Veteran Comic Con appreciates any and all donations and you will receive our gratitude, a swag bag, and be helping our cause of bringing well-being to Veterans’ through comic book art. Veteran Comic Con is a 501(c)3 non-Profit Organization Tax ID 83-4231867.

Get in touch with us online at https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Contactor by e-mail at constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

If you’re interested in volunteering to support Veterans and Veteran Comic Con, visit https://www.veterancomiccon.org/Volunteeror e-mail constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.orgto learn more.

To donate, visit
https://veterancomiccon.org/Donate


 

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Samuel  L Patterson Unit 198
PO Box 5185 Hercules, CA 94547

Veteran Comic Con is a 501(c)3 non Profit Organization Tax ID 83-4231867

constance.pleasant@veterancomiccon.org

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