Why We Are Raising Money?
The LIFE CS Phoenix Projects, INC is raising money to fund the efforts of Crestview Ranch. Crestview Ranch is a long term Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility. This facility is designed as a working ranch to cater to the needs of females (with a concentration on United States Armed Forces Veterans) dealing with drug/alcohol addiction/mental health and homelessness issues.
All US Military persons returning home are at a higher risk of suicide than non military persons. Education and mental health treatment are essential to saving our service members lives.
There can be no excuse for our US Veterans to be homeless. This is a shameful testament as to the appreciation and value we place on the brave individuals who risked everything for the defense of our country.
Life is stressful enough without the added burden and pain of watching your brothers and sisters in arms being blown apart. To survive this horror and return home with no support, expected to move on, is an atrocity.
Trauma in service members is the number one cause of maladjusted thoughts and behaviors.
Treatment for trauma varies. Research shows that behavior modification therapy combined with counseling and dependent upon the individual, medications, work well in restoring a healthy mind.
Self medicating with the use of drugs and alcohol is currently an epidemic among today’s active duty services members and our veterans.
Their current situation does not need to be their final destination. Your contributions will make a difference in the lives of our brave service members.
Crestview Ranch needs your help.
For our men and women who have made it back, God Bless and keep you and your families.
It is our responsibility to make sure that our veterans don’t just return but actually come home.
The Story of Stone Soup
Hungry travelers come upon a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers.
Then the travelers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire.
One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing. The travelers answer that they are making “stone soup”, which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing.
The villager does not mind parting with a few carrots to help them out, so that gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out.
More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient.
Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all.
In short: Alone we can do little. Together we can do anything.