On August 15, 2020, HOOAH, Helping Out Our American Heroes, will hold its 6th annual Freedom Freefall Event which completely covers all costs for Veterans to tandem jump, with full video recording. HOOAH is sponsoring 46 Veterans at 5 drop zones across the country.
“We have seen a significant spike in mental health issues since the onset of COVID-19. Our Veteran population is at increased risk given pre-existing depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Unfortunately, Veterans experience too many barriers when seeking mental health care and often benefit more from non-traditional forms of therapy. HOOAH’s National Skydiving event is a perfect example of this. Events like this help Veterans by giving them an opportunity to experience a greater sense of camaraderie and peer connection. It also gives Veterans a great way to get out there, challenge themselves, and regain a sense of purpose.”
-Dr. Carlos Garcia, Licensed psychologist, Marine Corps Veteran, former first responder
Our vision is to give our dedicated volunteers, and the public, an opportunity to honor our dedicated servicemen and women with customized support and services when they need it most.
Simply because it’s the right thing to do.
We can not wait to provide this once in a lifetime experience to our Veterans, and what’s better than to provide them with video footage capturing their faces as they take the leap so that they may remember and share their experience of thrill and excitement with their loved ones?!
The skydives will take place at several different drop zones:
- Seven Hills Skydivers of Madison WI
- Skydive Free Fall Adventure
- Skydive Twin Cities
- Skydive Tennessee
- Skydive Spaceland San Marcos
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Each year this event continues to grow and includes more thrill seeking participants. We have quadrupled in size, and strive to keep the momentum going next year and the years to come.
To donate directly to Freedom Freefall or to sponsor a Veteran for this event, please select Freedom Freefall in the dropdown menu to contribute to changing the life of a veteran struggling with PTSD and the various wounds of war.