New Street Strider bikes will help empower more Veterans to find alternative solutions to mental and physical health problems in Nevada
Henderson, NV (May 30, 2021) – This Memorial Day, Forgotten Not Gone, a nonprofit with a mission of “Stomping Out Veteran Suicide” via Veteran Peer Support Outdoor Recreation, will accept a donation of two Street Strider bikes from American Legion BMI Post 40 (Nevada) to empower more Veterans to #GetOutTheDamnHouse. The bikes will enable Veterans of varying physical abilities to exercise outdoors while connecting them to Veteran peers in the #VegasStrong community.
Valued at over $3,000 each, the Street Strider bikes were funded through a car show held by Post 40 in April 2021. The entire proceeds from the show will be donated to Forgotten Not Gone in the form of two Street Strider bikes and a check for $1,600 to customize the bikes. Post 40 will present the bikes on May 31, Memorial day at 11:00am on-site Post 40 (425 E. Van Wagenen, Henderson, Nevada 89015) in a simple ceremony. Veterans, as well as the community are invited and welcomed to attend.
The two Street Strider bikes will join Forgotten Not Gone’s fleet of Velomobile Recumbent trikes (3- and 4-wheel bicycles), some with electric assist to enable Veterans with disabilities to join the team. The service is free-of-charge to local Veterans and their families to help them overcome their disabilities inspiring them to find alternative forms of pain management and mental healthcare.
Suicide rates among veterans in Nevada are some of the highest in the nation. Forgotten Not Gone founder Peter Guidry’s own struggle with the physical and mental effects of Military service showed him that suffering Veterans required further assistance over the psychotropics and Narcotics recommended. Peter commented, “Forgotten Not Gone aims to fill Nevada Veterans’ need for a social connection to community and camaraderie of Veteran Peer Support. This generous donation from Post 40 is an important step in achieving our mission.”
“We are proud to support a by-veterans, for-veterans nonprofit like Forgotten Not Gone on Memorial Day, the last day of Military Appreciation Month. We believe Forgotten Not Gone is serving an important, unfilled need of Nevada veterans,” commented Tom Lynch, Commander of American Legion BMI Post 40.
About Forgotten Not Gone
Forgotten Not Gone, whose name refers to the military community who were not lost at war but have been forgotten at home, is a 501(c)(3) for purpose organization based in Nevada dedicated to “Stomping Out Veteran Suicide!” FNG proactively works toward suicide prevention through emotional, physical and spiritual health within a veteran peer-support environment. FNG inspires the military community who were not lost at war but have been Forgotten at Home to make a decision to live again. Forgotten Not Gone is run by an all-volunteer force. https://forgottennotgone.org
Connect with Forgotten Not Gone
Facebook @forgottennotgoneorg | Twitter @FNGStigmaFree | Instagram @forgotten.not.gone
About The American Legion and BMI Post 40
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, with over 12,000 local posts in every state and elsewhere. Post 40 serves the State of Nevada. Annually, it donates over $24,000 to support National, State and Local programs in addition to assisting with community needs via regular and special programs and events.www.post40nv.org/
425 E. Van Wagenen, Henderson, NV 89015 | Tel. 702-565-5433
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