THE NEED

Everyday 22+ veterans and 1 active duty service member takes their own lives. A recent study found U.S. veteran suicide rates to be as high as 8,000 a year. According to RAND, at least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have PTSD and/or Depression. A recent sample of 600 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan found: 14% post-traumatic stress disorder; 39% alcohol abuse; 3% drug abuse. A review of 29 studies that evaluated rates of PTSD in those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan found prevalence rates of adult men and women previously deployed ranging from 5% to 20% for those who do not seek treatment, and around 50% for those who do seek treatment.

THE MISSION

The Military Muscle Foundation’s mission is to combat and promote awareness for both veteran and military suicide, alongside PTSD. Our focus is to use fitness events as our platform to provide “rehabilitation of mind, body and soul through fitness”. Also, we provide benevolent assistance to veterans and active duty service members families who need our assistance who are dealing with adversity. Our community outreach program is here to provide members and their families access to the right resources and create a positive peer group for support. We are dedicated to support our veteran community, so that each can heal and live healthy, productive lives to their fullest potential.

THE SOLUTION

We are dedicated to improving and saving the lives of our veterans and active duty service members. Through fitness and education, we will strive to prevent suicide, and promote both mental and physical health within our military community. We want to create an environment for individuals and their families to have the building blocks to thrive, have support, and to help lead them transition to a positive lifestyle. Our goal is to gift free gym memberships to those vets, anywhere in the USA, so that they may begin their healing, both mentally and physically.  With your help, we can make a real difference and save lives. We will get that number down to zero!

NEWS & EVENTS

We organize, sponsor, and take part in a variety of events to help people learn about and get involved with the Military Muscle Foundation. From talks to charity drives to community service, this is where you can find out what’s going on and how YOU can help!

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Holiday Cheer Campaign

Families can give back in so many ways during the holidays. It’s the one time of the year where we can truly show others our gratitude. The Military Muscle Foundation FaMMily wants to do just that this holiday season. We are looking to bless two families who need our help this year. All donations to the Holiday Cheer Campaign are going towards purchasing them a dinner, holiday decorations, and gifts for their children.

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Hello my name is Jackson Stamper and I want to share with you what Military Muscle Foundation has done for me and one of my friends Nate Dees. Nate and I are overseas working as contractors. You know working overseas and being exposed to so much and really break you down. Being away from your wives, kids, and loved ones you can fall into depression and get down. We stumbled across MMF on IG and started following them. We love the videos and information they provided. Their athlete Johnathan Lopez (Oriden757) he is such a bad ass and inspiration. So we emailed MMF to see if we could possibly meet Johnathan. With us being overseas we know was hard and probably not possible to meet him. So MMF made it possible and we got a chance speak to Johnathan and he inspired us both to get in shape. His story is just remarkable. It was so unbelievable that MMF made it possible for us to speak to Johnathan. Just that interaction with Johnathan really changed our outlook on things. MMF truly cares about you and makes things happen not only in the states but around the world. If you want to know an organization that truly stands by their word, this is that organization. Thanks to Johnathan and MMF we are in a better place mentally and physically. 

Best Regards,

Jackson Stamper and Nate Dees

LS1 Matthew Jackson

Military Muscle Foundation has helped my brother who was very depressed last year. They invited him to come to one of the base tours to meet the staff and see what they were a part of. They had a deadlift party and he said it was so intense and it really changed him. He isn’t into body building or working out but it really wanted him to get back in shape. So, he has been following the Military Muscle athlete Randy Cole and loves what he does. So now my brother is getting in shape and is looking to meet Randy this year at the Arnold. He doesn’t know that I wrote this but I want to thank the Military Muscle Foundation for truly helping my brother. 

Sincerely a grateful sister,

Megan Self

I would like to share my experience with Military Muscle Foundation. On the Military Muscle tour, they came to Naval Station Norfolk in October. I never knew about this organization until a friend of mine told me to come check them out. They spoke about how it is key to be a part of something bigger than you. That no matter what branch of military you come from we are all brothers and sisters in arms. If was refreshing to know that this organization is truly helping our active duty members and veterans no matter what branch. So, in December when they said that one of our brothers in arms took his life and they were helping the family I took action. I spread the word over social media, told my unit about it, friends and family. It truly made me feel good to give to an organization that stands by their word and takes action. Thank you Military Muscle Foundation for what you doing in our community continue to help and change lives.

LS1 Matthew Jackson

MAKE AN IMPACT

Interested in connecting with a larger community? We'd love to hear from you! Check out the number of ways to get involved.

Be an Ambassador

Interested in becoming part of something bigger? Something that helps people and saves lives?

 

We will be looking for ambassadors to help us fight the good fight soon. In the meantime, you can apply and we will review once we start our search!

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Host an Event

We need people! If you’re up for hosting an event in your area, we want to hear from you.

 

Interested in hosting or helping us put together an event in your area? Fill out the form below and we will get back with you ASAP!

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Spread the word

Contact us with an idea to help fight the battle of veteran suicide. If we like it, we will put you in charge of it.

 

Tell us your ideas. We can’t win this fight against PTSD on our own so we need all of the help that we can get!

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Are You a Veteran or Concerned About One?

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line. This connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

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If you are a Veteran or family member of a veteran in need of assistance, please contact us! Just fill out the form and we will contact you asap!

 

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