As the Christmas holiday nears, let us reflect on the true spirit of the season, the spirit of giving. As you count your blessings, be mindful of those who are less fortunate. As an example to all of us, Rick Allen‘s humble and pure heart toward helping people who can really use a hand, is inspiring and warms the heart. In that very same spirit, Screamer Magazine has decided to devote this special issue to Those Who Make A Difference. In addition to the few articles in this issue that show how rockers make a difference, we also highlight some charities that put your donations to work in the very best way. Please consider some of the top rated charities according to the highly respected charity watchdog organization CharityWatch.
Have a rockin’ Christmas and practice, practice, practice good will toward men.
From their website:
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) builds critically-needed centers for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS). These injuries have severely impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served selflessly in defense of our nation. To help address this urgent need, IFHF is building a series of ten specially-designed treatment facilities, called Intrepid Spirit Centers, on military bases across the nation. These centers act as gymnasiums for the brain providing service members with the most advanced care available to address the complex symptoms of TBI and PTS. More than 90% of patients treated in the centers are able to continue on active duty. Nine Intrepid Spirit Centers are open and serving America’s brave men and women in uniform. We are currently fundraising for the tenth and final center at Fort Bliss, TX.
The Intrepid Spirit Center program is only the latest in the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund’s history of assisting America’s military community. Since 2000, IFHF has provided over $200 million in support for severely wounded military personnel and families of military personnel lost in service to our nation.
Intrepid Spirit Centers
Today, IFHF is engaged in a critical program to help military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. IFHF is building a series of ten Intrepid Spirit Centers that provide the most advanced and effective care to these wounded heroes, allowing more than 90% of them to continue on active duty and enjoy a full life.