Gala aims to reduce number of vet suicides

Posted on May 25, 2017 by From Staff Reports

The statistics are shocking. A warrior took their own life in the time it took you to get ready for work.
Two more will commit suicide before lunch.
By day’s end, 22 veterans will be dead.
F. Damon Friedman, President of Shield of Faith Missions, is asking for help to reduce those numbers.
“The Surrender Project gives warriors hope through a holistic approach that heals the spiritual, emotional, and physical wounds. When we heal the warrior, we heal their family; when we heal the family, we heal our community,” Friedman said.
Toward that end, the group is planning an upcoming event called the “Healing our Nation’s Warriors” Gala to help bring to light the number of vet suicides that happen around the country, and to help get those numbers down.
According to Friedman, “Distinguished guests, American Heroes, and those who honor them will gather together” at the June event.
The event will take place on June 23 starting at 7 p.m., at New World Landing, located at 600 Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola.
The gala will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.
Tickets are on sale for $100.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit