Before I knew about Once A Soldier, all I did was cry. I thought I was alone in my everyday suffering. I thought no one cared and that no one would ever know Cedrick. I have some peace in knowing that you have the strength to help families and keep our soldier’s memories alive.
Helen Taylor, Cedrick’s Mom
Our Mission: Extend aid and comfort to veteran suicide families in their time of need.
Lift the Burden of Veteran Suicide
Your $20 gift helps pay off the family’s funeral bills. Not all families need help. Ours do.
THE SHOCK OF SUICIDE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.
IT QUICKLY BECOMES THE LEAST OF THEIR PROBLEMS
RUTHLESS FUNERAL HOME PRACTICES, CANCELLED LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND LIMITED VA SUPPORT TAKE THEIR TOLL.
The families are all alone in their grief, sadness and
financial burden that was not of their making.
Average Funeral Costs
Cost to Fly a Body Home
Average VA Death Benefit
We help pay their funeral bills and get them PT1SD treatment. Will you help?
Give today whatever you can.
I would like to thank you for all that you do. I am truly thankful for your dedication to knowing the problem and trying to make others aware of the tragedy soldiers & their families endure. It has really, really been a hard road. I wish every day that Cedrick was here and I was the one God called. So sad.
This is a great resource for families that are faced with the hardships that come with veteran soldier suicide.
Twenty Suicides Every Day *
Active duty soldier suicides are covered by government-issued life insurance policy up to $400,000.** Most older vets aren’t as prepared. Neither are the families.
Despite their good intentions, the Veterans Administration support and services fall short. Their families are left with broken hearts and huge financial burdens that aren’t of their making.**** Your donation is their silver lining. Please give today.
The average funeral costs $15,000. Veterans Administration death benefits range from $600 – $2,000. Unfortunately, most veterans who commit soldier suicides have fallen through the cracks so that even these minimal benefits aren’t available to them.
With your help, we will fill that gap.
Your Purchase or Donation Provides these Services:
Most veteran suicides are caused by influences far from the battlefield of service. Most were living in hard times and these costs are overwhelming to their survivors. They often have unfinished business that needs taken care of.
Having a place to memorialize their family members is sometimes the best comfort we can give. Maybe it helps with the grieving process and allows some light to shine in their time of darkness. We’d like that very much.
We are currently spending $6,ooo/month in Google ads to get suicide related information into the hands of those in need. The survivors need our help and we want people to be aware of them.
We are building a national database of the soldiers and their families impacted by soldier suicide. By connecting the families and survivors, we can help in ways that money, time and awareness just can’t.