We spoke with Infinite Hero Foundation’s executive director, Courtney Janes to learn more about the important work they are doing for military heroes, veterans, and their families…
How does your organization make a difference?
“Infinite Hero Foundation exists to connect our military, veterans, and military family members with innovative and effective treatment programs for service-related injuries.”
Can you share a bit more about the impact your organization is making?
“Since our inception, Infinite Hero Foundation has awarded more than $4.4 million dollars in funding and support to 36 different veteran service organizations. Together with sponsors, partner organizations, and individual donors, Infinite Hero Foundation exists to connect our military, veterans, and military family members with innovative and effective treatment programs for service-related injuries.
Our pledge to those who have risked their lives is to reward their sacrifice and bravery with support that articulates our gratitude. We partner with like-minded organizations to provide access to innovative rehabilitation programs that address the unique needs of veterans and their families.
The measure of our impact is positive outcomes, not merely gestures. Like the heroes we serve, we refuse to shy away from a challenge. Where boundaries exist, we will plow through them.
Where strategies and solutions have not yet been found, we will create them. We will marshal the resources of technology, community, medical research, and mental health care to foster collaborative innovation and affect positive change for our heroes in need.”
Can you share a bit about the Task Force 22 campaign?
“IHF believes our military and veterans have sacrificed mentally and physically for our country, and it is our job to continue to support innovation to ensure they get the support they need to heal. September is National Suicide Prevention Month and, with the impact the pandemic has had on the mental and emotional health of our military heroes and their families, they need us now more than ever. In response, Infinite Hero created Task Force 22.
Those who have joined Task Force 22 are generously donating 22 minutes of their time, one minute for every veteran suicide that takes place each day, to help raise vital funds for mental health and suicide prevention programming. In addition to the dynamic group of Task Force 22 members, we have partnered with companies who are committed to supporting our military veterans, many of them veteran-run themselves, and they have joined forces with Infinite Hero to be part of this campaign.
The campaign officially kicked off on September 10th, which was a World Suicide Prevention Day.”
How can our readers support Task Force 22?
“To get involved, people can visit https://www.infinitehero.org/task-force-22/ to donate to Task Force 22 and to enter for a chance to win prizes including a 22-minute phone call with a celebrity, a lifetime subscription to AllTrails, Black Rifle Coffee subscription and much more.”