While Portland is known for its thriving art, theater, and music scenes much to the joy of the hipster crowds, the largest and most populous city in Oregon does not disappoint the older crowd. In particular, the city serves as a haven for Veterans with its many resources and services for those who have fought in the war and their families.
It’s time to celebrate! The 4th of July always brings a great time with friends and family, whether you plan to hit up a local parade, throw a barbecue (or attend one!), or sit and watch the fireworks.
Because the 4th of July is a celebration of America’s Independence and Freedom, we wouldn’t have it without our brave Veterans and military who serve with bravery. So when the last piece of pie is done, consider these six ways to honor a vet in your life:
The thought of the military always brings to mind images of strong men in camouflage gear with weapons. It rarely reminds us of women who transcended the barriers of gender and played key roles in the success of the military throughout history.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, G.I Junk features three women who are beautiful not only because they are women, but because they showed extraordinary courage and strength as women Veterans.
During this year’s Black History Month, G.I. Junk Removal wants to recognize some of the Black Men and Women who bravely fought for our country.
As the holidays approach, it’s important to remember that many of our Veterans can be housebound, lack transportation, or need extra support around this time.
After serving and returning home, veterans are often left with mental health symptoms as a result of depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These conditions can make it difficult to re-acclimate to civilian life. However, there are numerous home renovations that can help make day to day living more comfortable, easing symptoms and improving mood. A skilled contractor can help ease mental health symptoms with the following renovation ideas:
Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death among Americans and the second leading cause of death in the military. The statistics are shocking, but research shows that public awareness, education and treatment are crucial in the prevention of suicide.
Recent findings now document the secondary consequences of being exposed to traumatic events of your comrades, even if you never served overseas. The suicide rate of the National Guard and Reserves has more than doubled.
How can we expect men and women to return to civilian society unmarked by their experiences, by what they've seen and been a part of? And more, how can we help them heal?
The bravery of men and women who serve in the armed forces is acknowledged on holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. However, have you ever wondered how you could show your respect on a more individual level? No matter what time of year it is, you can show veterans that you care about them and are forever grateful for their service. Here are some simple actions you can take in support of veterans.
The term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, was coined in 1980 by the American Psychological Association when it formally became recognized as a diagnosable condition after the Vietnam War. However, war did not create the condition itself. For as long as humans have lived and experienced traumatic events, whether it be battle, abuse, accidents, or a natural disaster, a psychological response has followed, even if we didn’t have a name for it.
There are a host of local businesses that are not only founded by Veterans, but work every day to help improve the lives of Veterans. We’d love for you to get to know a few of them!