My name is Norm (Storm) Robison, a Vietnam Veteran, USMC. I met Teresa "Flying Eagle" Baird about 10 years ago and fell in love with her dream of building a 501c3 Veterans organization called Healing Hearts in Hope Veterans retreat Center. Teresa had lost her husband, Bill Baird, to the effects of PTSD after serving in Vietnam.
She wanted to turn her property at the base of Mt. Pilchuck into a retreat for veterans, A place for them to find a little peace in this crazy world. A place for Vets to find themselves and each other.
Over the last several years we have worked and developed this land into just that, a get away for veterans and their families at no charge.
I also am the VP of Combat Veterans International Chapter 15 in Okanogan Valley. Another 501c Veterans Organization. We ride to help all veterans of all wars with whatever help they might need, financial, moral support and/or get the help that they need from the VA. One of our missions is to take unclaimed ashes of veterans to Veteran Cemeteries like Medical Lake near Spokane.
CVI Chapter 6 in Arlington has been a great help to Healing Hearts in Hope Veterans retreat Center with manpower, gravel donations and a portable toilet. And now CVI Chapter 15, (a new chapter we just started in Omak, WA), has plans for 2017 to come to the aid of HHHVRC and local Veterans.
I am also personally involved in training to help as many veterans as possible get into the VA system and get the help that they so desperately need.
Right now, I am working with Raymond Miller from Veterans Northwest and the Pfizer Company to get veterans vaccinated through a program called Vax4Vets.
I know that we can't help everyone, but for everyone that we can help, we are all better off.
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