JARP is proud to announce our team raised $3,500 for the local non-profit Johnathon Daniel Luoma Foundation.
The Luoma Foundation is dedicated to providing aid and support to military personnel and their families. According to the U.S. Veteran Affair Department, the Veteran suicide rate in Wisconsin is significantly higher than the national Veteran suicide rate and the national civilian suicide rate, per capita.
The Luomo Foundation seeks aid for Veterans with PTSD by linking them to resources that help support their healing and growth processes. Their two biggest resources are suicide intervention training and PTSD Guide Dogs.
The Luomo Suicide Intervention Therapy is a collaborative effort with Living Works. This program provides essential tools for participants to recognize when loved ones may have suicidal thoughts or tendencies. Participants are trained to create a plan that will ensure immediate safety and then follow through with additional resources for lasting communication and wellbeing.
The PTSD Guide Dog resource gives dogs to military personnel with PTSD. Through research, Luomo has discovered those suffering with PTSD manage better when accompanied by a specially trained service dog.
Recently, we were given an update that some of our donations were used to buy veteran Terry and his family a new service dog, Rosco! Rosco is used to help create a sense of calm and comfort for Terry as he goes through PTSD recovery processes. Rosco quickly assimilated into the family, and is beloved. Our team is so pleased to hear the donations have already been used in such a wonderful way.
JARP has a long standing tradition of supporting military veterans. Community support is a part of the JARP company culture, and we are so happy to be able to gift this donation to an amazing non-profit. Take a look at our video for more information about this particular fundraiser, or check out our website to learn more about our community involvement.