24-hour ‘Remembering Disabled Veterans’ Marathon Continues Our ‘Driving Home Accessibility’ Fundraising Campaign
On July 5th the AbleGamers Charity Streams Live from AbleGamers Headquarters to Raise Money to Help Severely Disabled Gamers
AbleGamers Charity continues its summer of fundraising for the Driving Home Accessibility initiative with a 24-hour marathon on July 5th dedicated to Remembering Disabled Veterans.
Independence Day is a time of jubilation when America remembers its service members with a day of fireworks, celebration and thankfulness for the freedoms we enjoy every day. But what happens after the Fourth of July?
“Being an Honorably Discharged, Service Disabled veteran myself,” said Mark Barlet, Founder and Executive Director of AbleGamers Charity. “I’m all too aware of how veterans can be overlooked outside of service related holidays. it’s part of the core mission of AbleGamers to make sure that these men and women who put it all on the line to serve us are not forgotten after the Fourth of July.”
“We’ll be bringing the gift of gaming to injured service members around the country through the Driving Home Accessibility project,” continued Barlet. “But we need the help of the community to get the vehicle funded before we can start taking it around the country visiting hospitals and centers.”
In working with Walter Reed, AbleGamers learned that those with PTSD are up to 50% less likely to do harm to themselves if they are involved in a gaming community where tightknit members of the group can watch out for each other and help suppress depression.
“It’s not just about the American troops for us,” said Steven Spohn, Chief Operations Officer of AbleGamers Charity. “It’s about the first responders, policeman, firemen, soldiers, field medics, operations officers, and every other type of service member worldwide. They all support us, and if we can give back to them after injuries happen by bringing gaming back into their lives and giving them just a little bit of happiness… I think we have a responsibility to do so. Don’t you?”
AbleGamers will be streaming for 24 hours from 12 PM July 5 until 12 PM July 6 EDT from the headquarters of the charity just outside Washington DC. We’ll be playing with the audience, giving away games and swag, and you can expect special guests will be dropping by the stream, but you’ll have to watch to find out who!
Tune in and help support disabled veterans and the Driving Home Accessibility initiative. www.twitch.tv/AbleGamers
Or sign up now, make a team and start raising money to bring the dream to life www.ablegamers.com/drive.