Instead of my usual marketing blog, I wanted to put on my other hat as Marketing Consultant to BVL and ask you folks for some help. Even during these “pandemic Times” I know that bowling proprietors have hearts of gold and are the most generous people I know. Please read my story below. Thank you and God Bless
“Anyman” is about 19 years old. He is from any town in any state and graduated from any high school and has a high school sweetheart from any family,
After high school “Anyman” decides to join the military, learn a skill and have a career. So off goes “Anyman” to boot camp and then to any place in any combat zone in any part of the world where he is needed.
Finally, “Anyman” comes home and marries his high school sweetheart. After their honeymoon, “Anyman” begins to experience PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) which manifests by his night sweats, screaming in his sleep and terrible nightmares.
“Anyman’s” wife is terrified because “Anyman” talks about committing suicide and she knows that 22 veterans and active duty military commit suicide every day.
An awful statistic.
But you can help returning veterans like “Anyman” because 500,000 of them exist!
They are real and they need our help. Now in its 78th year, BVL, bowling’s own and oldest charity, has been raising money to provide recreational programs, services and grants for these Vets to help them deal with the effects of PTSD and with other maladies ranging from loss of limb to paralysis.
Giving Tuesday is TODAY, December 1st and it, refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States.
It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.
Won’t you please give to BVL this season, especially on Giving Tuesday? Or conduct a fund raiser in your center for these brave vets who made it home, broken but unbowed.
Please visit www.bvl.org and hit the red donate button. No amount is too small.