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At Platoon 22 we are working to combat the ever-rising veteran suicide rate. Each day, more than twenty of our veterans are lost to suicide. To combat these numbers civic engagement is key. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing #WhereInTheWorldIsPlatoon

Goodwill and Platoon 22 Partner to Serve Veterans

March 3, 2021

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley and Platoon 22 announced a new facility combining Goodwill administrative and retail services and a non-profit verteran services center under one roof. The new facility will serve as Goodwill’s main campus in Frederick, Maryland with additional support services focusing on organizations and programs dedicated to veterans and their families.

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Veteran Resource Podcast

November 27, 2019

Platoon 22 brings resources, interviews, health information, news stories, and more together in podcasts designed for veterans and their families. Tune in now!

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Frederick Vets Center Breaks Ground

November 27, 2019

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley and Platoon 22 broke ground for their new joint facility in November of 2019. The facility, estimated to open on Veteran’s Day 2021, is a centralized location for Platoon 22’s veteran services, bringing vets the help they need transitioning back to civilian life and is, per Army vet Jon Harmon, “a game changer.”

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Platoon 22 aims to reduce veteran suicides

November 27, 2019

An alarming number of vets, 22 a day, die by suicide each day. Platoon 22 was created to help veterans at risk of suicide by increasing public awareness, raising money to support crisis centers, and more. Learn about the Boot Memorial and other ways Platoon 22 increases public awareness and supports at-risk veterans.

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Platoon 22 continues capital campaign for vets center after raising more than $50,000

November 27, 2019

Shortly after announcing plans to open a veterans service center in Frederick MD, in partnership with Goodwill, Platoon 22 raised more than $50k with its fourth annual golf tournament at Holly Hills Country Club. This marks a $42,000 increase in funds raised by the tournament since its first year.

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Platoon 22 Hopes to Decrease the Number of Veterans Who Commit Suicide Each Day

November 27, 2019

Danny Farrar, army veteran, started Platoon 22 after his failed suicide attempt in 2011 and after he tragically lost his brother in 1998. See how Danny’s vision increases awareness of veteran suicide, advocates for pyschological treatent for veterans, raises funds for crisis intervention, and impacts the lives of veterans every day.

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Platoon 22, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley break ground on new Veterans Services Center

November 27, 2019

When the new Goodwill and Veterans Service Center opens on Veteran’s Day 2021, it is expected to help around aide about 2,500 veterans in its first year. This 20,000 sq. ft. facility will be the first of its kind in Frederick, offering counseling, navigation through veteran benefits, and job training.

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With this epidemic running through our ranks, we will stand together and win this war.

Direct donations are one of the best ways we can fight this battle together. Your gift goes straight to programming that helps veterans and their families get the support they need.