Help us Build for the Future!
Since late 2013 we have been conducting Warrior Camp programs by renting facilities that have what we need - a minimum of 12 horses on the property, and lodging for 25 warriors and staff, with a kitchen so that we can do our own cooking. The largest single budgetary item for us is lodging - costing us from $500 to in one case $900 per week per person. We need our own facility so that we can increase our operational tempo from the current 2 - 3 programs per year, to 2-3 programs per month.
To accomplish this WE NEED A FARM!!! And are working on purchasing 200 pristine, secluded acres in New York’s Hudson Valley on which we will build the first completely Green - sustainable and environmentally clean - warrior and first responder retreat in the United States. This means meeting all EPA standards for green building including solar panels, renewable energy, water efficiency, and plant and land conservation. We intend to lease some acreage to veteran farmers who will do sustainable and organic farming for us and for themselves. We will also build to ADA standards.
John Blackburn, President and Senior Principal at Blackburn Architects P.C., has agreed to assist TRR in the evaluation of existing facilities and the adaptation and design of our farm with an eye towards green building and historic preservation. John is a leader in the field of equestrian architecture and the co-author of Healthy Stables by Design.
Sponsor a Program - $30,000 per Warrior Camp®
Each Warrior Camp program is a week-long retreat for up to 12 combat veterans and active duty service members who need our help. There is no cost to the participants and our staff is unpaid - all of our therapists and staff are volunteers. Any organization wishing to sponsor an entire program will be named as a major sponsor in all social, print and TV/radio media advertising as well as on our website.
Sponsor a Warrior - $2,500 per warrior
Each warrior’s food, lodging and treatment for a week costs us $2,000. Please consider being a sponsor for a specific warrior coming to treatment. You can also make a donation for any warrior.
Support TRR - Any amount
With an all volunteer staff we are able to put the vast majority of our donations into providing as many Warrior Camps each year as facility availability allows. A donation of any size will have a direct impact in providing lifesaving therapy and aid to a warrior in need.
Other Ways to Give
Please remember TRR in your Will or Trust by bequeathing on your death cash or other assets to Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc.
You may make gifts to TRR during your lifetime of property, including securities, of most any kind, which have appreciated in value. This enables you to make a donation of the property, and take a tax deduction, at its full value without having to sell it and incur capital gains taxes.
For those over 70 1/2 years of age with IRAs who must withdraw, each year, a required minimum distribution (RMD), you can arrange with the IRA custodian to pay any part or all of your RMD, up to $100,000 annually, directly to TRR. This avoids the contributed amount being included in your taxable income at ordinary income rates.
Support with Gifts in Kind
Airfare, especially for pre-9/11 veterans, is always needed. Contact us if you can donate tickets, miles, credit card points or other items.