The United States Coast Guard celebrated its 228th birthday on August 4. The Coast Guard is one of the armed forces in America, which was founded on August 4, 1790. On this day, Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels, which were designed to enforce tariffs, prevent theft, and protect federal revenue. It was the job of the Coast Guard (which didn’t actually receive this name until 1915) to handle these tasks. Since 1790, the Coast Guard gained additional duties, such as aiding mariners in destress and tending to humanitarian needs.

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The Goodwill Benefit, Resources, and Veterans Education program, also known as BRAVE, launched in 2016. Thanks to a partnership with the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee and Sarasota (WRC), the organization was able to provide free mental health care to local veterans one day a week. Now, with funding provided by SRQ VETS, The Goodwill BRAVE program is available to veterans on a daily basis.

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

If you or a loved one has PTSD, you need to get help. PTSD cannot be reasoned away or ignored, it needs to be treated or it can destroy you or the ones you love. Members of the military have been trained from day one to be tough, so they think they can tough out PTSD. It doesn’t work that way, and thinking it will go away is a mistake.

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This Memorial Day weekend, show your support and participate in the 3rd Annual Memorial Day 5k. The 5k hike will take place on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Veterans and civilians are invited to walk as a way to remember the fallen and support local veterans. To participate in the march we request a $20 donation, which includes participation in the march, as well as the after party, with food and drinks, raffles, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and a Veterans Bike Show.

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Operation Rubix was created to provide help to veterans and their families. At Operation Rubix, we understand that “not one size shoe fits all.” We are passionate about providing Sarasota therapy options to our veterans and their families that actually cater to their specific needs. The different types of treatment we have available are specifically designed to assist in helping improve the well being of our veterans and their loved ones.

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