Ways for families to cope/deal with a family member that has PTSD

Ways for families to cope/deal with a family member that has PTSD When someone has PTSD, it isn't just them who suffer. Their families are often the ones hardest hit by this affliction. PTSD symptoms often cause a person to act erratically, making it difficult for family members to understand what, exactly, is happening. So, what can family members do to cope and deal with someone in their lives with PTSD? Educate yourself For starters, the most dangerous demons are the ones you don't know Read more [...]

“I Think I Have PTSD. What Do I Do Now?”

Millions of Americans suffer from PTSD, but men and women who serve in the military are often far more susceptible to this condition. What's just as troubling, however, is the number of veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder but aren't diagnosed and, as a result, aren't properly treated. Being diagnosed with PTSD can seem like a burden, but in reality, it's the first step toward a solution. If you have ever wondered if you have PTSD, then chances are, at the very minimum, you'd Read more [...]

Symptoms of PTSD: Learn How to Catch it Early On

Our mission at the Disposable Heroes Project is to provide support, and a voice, for our active, former, and fallen heroes. We serve all branches of the military and their families, and are committed to ensuring these heroes are never without the assistance they need. There are many ways in which we help our active and former troops when they return home. And while our support - and their needs - are greatly varied, one of the most important ways we (and their families) can contribute to their Read more [...]

Memorial Day Murph WOD

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:00am At CrossFit Hammond - 1342 S Magnolia St, Hammond, LA 70403 This year, CrossFit Hammond is hosting a workout in support of The Disposable Heroes Project on Monday, May 29th at 9:00 am. Join your fellow CrossFit Hammond athletes* this Memorial Day to participate in the Murph WOD in honor of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28th, 2005. "Murph" consists of: 1 mile run 100 pull ups 200 push ups 300 air Read more [...]

Sporting Clay Tournament at Covey Rise Lodge

Sporting Clay Tournament Saturday, April 8, 2017 Covey Rise Lodge - 24009 Singing Waterfall Road, Husser, LA The Land Trust for Louisiana and the Disposable Heroes Project are pleased to announce they will be holding another Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The tournament will be held at the Covey Rise Lodge located at 24009 Singing Waterfall Road, Husser, Louisiana. Proceeds from the event will help benefit both the conservation efforts of the Land Trust for Louisiana and Read more [...]

Widows Sons raffle to benefit DHP!

Widows Sons Louisiana is hosting a fundraiser for the Disposable Heroes Project!  They're raffling off this beautiful 2006 Harley Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic. A $5.00 donation gives you a chance to win this motorcycle.  Don't wait, though - there are only 3,000 tickets available! To purchase a ticket, stop by CrossFit Hammond anytime between 5:00AM - 9:00AM or 4:00PM - 7:00PM, or contact Stephen Clark at sac21270@gmail.com. You can view the bike at Outlaw Cycles, located Read more [...]

Kendra Gives Back party benefiting DHP

Kendra Gives Back party May 7, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10156 Perkins Rowe, Suite 150, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 On Sunday, May 7th, join the Disposable Heroes Project for a "Kendra Gives Back Party" at the Kendra Scott store in Baton Rouge. Come out to the Kendra Scott store at Perkins Rowe and enjoy some drinks, snacks, and beautiful jewelry pieces! When you purchase on this day, Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales to The Disposable Heroes Project to recognize, honor, and support our veterans. If Read more [...]

Color Pin Bowling Tournament

Color Pin Bowling Tournament March 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Tangi Lanes Bowling Alley 1612 W. Thomas St., Hammond, LA 70401 $15 for adults and $10 for kids to bowl 3 games. We will also have a silent auction and 50/50 raffle! We are selling sponsorships to the lanes for $100 a lane! A sign will be made and placed on the lane for the entire event. Contact Jeffrey Ridgel at 985-269-4160 for more information on sponsorships! All proceeds go to the Disposable Heroes Project so they Read more [...]

Holidays for Heroes

Holidays for Heroes Now - December 19, 2016 Join Valluzzo Companies, McDonald's, and The Disposable Heroes Project this holiday season as we join together to lift up our nation’s heroes. Help us to ensure two local Vet families each receive a wonderful Christmas of clothes, toys, and other gifts this year by donating at a participating McDonald’s Location. How You Can Help 📋 Read family profiles 🎁 Bring your gift(s) to a participating McDonald’s location 🤗 Spread holiday Read more [...]

Do you know the signs of PTSD?

An estimated 5.2 million adults battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the United States. Do you know the symptoms or signs of PTSD? Do you know how to help someone who has been affected? PTSD is often referred to as a mental health condition prompted by experiencing or seeing a terrifying event. It could last for months, or even years, with triggers that can bring back memories of trauma. Do you know someone who may have, or has been diagnosed with PTSD? It’s important to ask Read more [...]

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday November 29, 2016 Be A Hero To A Hero You can help ensure our Veterans receive a proper thanks for their service. On November 29th, for Giving Tuesday, your generous donation to the DHP will be matched. Together, we can make a difference. Help Us Spread The Word Your gift is just one part of the story for Giving Tuesday. Help raise awareness for our movement on social media with these graphics — and don't forget to include a link to this page! Simply click on the image Read more [...]

Dig-In for DHP

Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar 2604 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 On Saturday October 8, 2016, Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar on Third and Magazine St. has again generously decided to donate 100% of the day's gross sales to the DHP in support of our heroes! The Disposable Heroes Project (DHP) is a non-profit organization based in Hammond, LA, whose mission is to provide various types of aid to our service men and women who are Read more [...]

Land Trust for Louisiana and Disposable Heroes Project – Sporting Clay Tournament

Land Trust for Louisiana and Disposable Heroes Project Sporting Clay Tournament Saturday, June 11, 2016 Covey Rise Lodge 24009 Singing Waterfall Road Husser, Louisiana Proceeds from the event will help to benefit both the conservation efforts of the Land Trust for Louisiana and our military veterans through the Disposable Heroes Project. Food, drinks and door prizes are included in the Sponsor/Registration fee. Door prizes will be given away during lunch. Winners MUST be present for all Read more [...]

Stand and Salute Caroline – Buy A T-shirt And Help A Hero

Disposable Heroes Project is very thankful for people who care for our veterans just as much as we do; people like Caroline. Through her own determination she was able to raise $100.00 to donate to our cause. It takes a truly loving and compassionate person to do something so great. With her donation, we are one step closer to being able to help another veteran. Whether it’s buying a laptop computer to help ease the stress of going back to college, helping a family pay the bills while a veteran Read more [...]

Special Kendra Scott and DHP event in Baton Rouge

On May 1, 2016 join DHP at Kendra Scott in Baton Rouge from 1pm - 4pm for a special shopping event. On THIS DAY ONLY Kendra Scott is donating 20% of sales to The Disposable Heroes Project to recognize, honor, and support our veterans. Please share this with your family and friends via email or social media. Read more [...]

Disposable Heroes Project | Helping Veterans | December 2015

Brad McKee, President of the Disposable Heroes Project, giving a candid overview of the most recent donation made to a disabled United States Air Force Veteran named John.  Injured while serving our country in Vietnam, John was disabled in a way that requires retrofitting of his home.  He recently relocated to Arizona and drained his savings retrofitting his new home. Hearing about this story, The Disposable Heroes Project stepped in to lend a hand to John. The charitable donation made to John Read more [...]

Help A Veteran This Christmas Season

Just a few days before Christmas, a camp for homeless veterans in Phoenix has been shut down because the city says the camp is in violation of city ordinances. The owner of the lot where the veterans are camped has been pressured by area businesses and residents to get the homeless veterans to move. It is especially troubling that this is happening in the home-state of veteran, ex-POW, war hero and US Senator, John McCain. It's a shame that this is happening in the United States of America. Read more [...]

DH Project Partners with NBA During Hoops for Troops Week

The NBA’s commitment to our men and women in uniform is personified by their NBA Cares Hoops for Troops initiative.  Hoops for Troops is a year-round initiative led by the NBA, its teams and players in collaboration with the Department of Defense, USO and other military and veteran serving organizations to honor active and retired service men, women, and their families. This season, the Disposable Heroes Project (DHP) is one of those service organizations. The week of November 3 - November Read more [...]

Supporter Rob Dietrich with DHP Board Member Nick Guth

The Disposable Heroes Project (DHP) board member, Nick Guth, recently was able to spend time with one of our biggest supporters in Colorado.  Guth is pictured with Rob Dietrich (@whiskeyrob), the master distiller of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (@stranahans).

Dietrich is not only the master distiller, but an Army Veteran. The whiskey still behind them has become a popular re-enlistment spot because it is beneath our American flag.

Thanks, Rob, for always Toasting our Troops!

DHP Fundraiser – Interview with Gerry V on News Talk 99.5

The Disposable Heroes Project President (DHP) & CEO, Brad McKee, was recently interviewed by Gary Vaillancourt on News Talk 99.5 WRNO. McKee was able to discuss the history, mission, and vision of DHP. As well as bringing awareness to DHP, McKee and Vaillancourt spent some time discussing and promoting the recent October 3 DHP Fundraiser at Tracey's Bar. On Saturday October 3, Tracey's Original Irish Channel Bar hosted Drinks for DHP and graciously donated all gross revenues from 11am-7pm Read more [...]

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