Stop 22 Michiana helping out local veterans this holiday season

NOW: Stop 22 Michiana helping out local veterans this holiday season

ABC57 has been highlighting charities throughout Michiana and their impacts on the community. Sometimes it’s the heroes that need help. Stop 22 Michiana is raising awareness of a troubling trend in veteran suicides.

Jason Rhodes, a Marine born in Mishawaka, died by suicide at just 30-years-old. His death prompted local veterans to create Stop 22 Michiana. The group has been bridging the gap between veterans and suicide prevention ever since.

This holiday season, the group started a new initiative. With many veteran groups coming together for the first time, Stop 22 Michiana and Blue Star Mothers made 1,114 care packages for military members.

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