St. Augustine, FL — The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida will host an event called FOAR FROM HOME on Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in St. Augustine.
Meet a team of military veterans who are part of the 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, rowing 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness about veteran suicide and PTSD. View the boat, chat with members of the team, and learn more about this great cause at the event on the beautiful grounds of the historic Ximenez-Fatio House, located on Aviles Street, the oldest street in the United States.
FOAR FROM HOME is using their platform and community to raise awareness and make an impact on these veteran PTSD and suicide statistics. Over 6,000 American veterans a year die by suicide.
When transitioning from United States military service, our veterans, both men and women, face many challenges and issues while transitioning back into civilian life. Unfortunately, many Veterans struggle with identity issues, financial problems, housing accessibility, cognitive disorders and impacts from PTSD. All of these factors can lead to suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts by those who have served.
Members of the Fernandina Beach-based rowing team are:
Paul Lore, Veteran – United States Marine Corps; Billy Cimino, Veteran, United States Army; Cameron Hansen, Veteran, United States Air Force; and A.M. ‘Hupp’ Huppmann, United States Navy, Retired.
More details at foarfromhome.com or follow Foar From Home on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FOARFROMHOME
IF YOU GO
- FOAR FROM HOME
- WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 24
- WHERE: Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine FL 32084
- ADMISSION: Free admission to the event on the grounds, with the opportunity to meet the veterans and take photos of the rowing vessel.