Impact

Fashion for Fighters Impact

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Our data-driven approach measures the outcomes of our programs aimed at supporting our most seriously wounded, ill, injured and medically retired military populations and their families while providing services not available through government or community avenues.

When it comes to creating lasting change, it takes dedication, passion and a lot of analysis. Statistics, research and rigorous follow-up go into every initiative we put in place. It’s how we know what’s working — and what’s not. Each year, we track progress and make modifications to build more effective and impactful programs for the wounded soldiers.

Fashion for Fighters Core Values

In order to better support the Wounded, and ill veterans, Fashion for Fighters will require leaders who are caring, Patient, smart, innovative and efficient. Our Core Values drive our vision, our mission and our interaction with our grantees.
ACCOUNTABILITY
We are always accountable to our Veterans, our community, our stakeholders and ourselves.
COMMUNITY
We work to create a caring community within our organization and beyond.
LEADERSHIP
We provide the path for others to follow and we lead by example, helping to improve lives of veterans and the world at large at through funding incentives, guidance and collaboration.
EMPOWER
We empower Veterans to improve their lives and the lives of others.
INTEGRITY
We will adhere to moral and ethical principles.
INTERDEPENDENCE
We will work collaboratively non-profits to assure the best possible outcome of projects.
STEWARDSHIP
Our staff and board will act with a “Duty of Care” and “Duty of Loyalty” to protects and will distribute the organization’s assets to advance our projects and missions.
RESPECT
We show respect for oneself, for others, and for the beauty that surrounds us.
COURAGE
We will partner with non-profits that align with our Mission without regard to criticism or difficulty.
TRANSPARENCY
We will operate openly and candidly and provide full disclosure on grants and donations received and use.

Why the seriously wounded soldiers?

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Exposure to combat and operational stress can leave emotional scars that linger after deployment. While every individual reacts differently, some problems service members and veterans may notice after combat or operational stress are listed below.
Anger or Aggressive Behaviour
Although anger is a natural and healthy emotion that may have helped you do your job while deployed, intense anger can scare people and push them away. Aggressive, hurtful behaviour can also cause problems with family, friends, co-workers, and the legal system.
Alcohol/Drug Abuse
While using alcohol or drugs to numb yourself (“self-medicating”) might seem to work in the moment, it can prevent you from helping yourself and leave you vulnerable to more problems (psychological, medical, legal) in the long run.
Moral Injury
A moral injury is a lasting and powerful psychological wound that is caused by doing, failing to prevent, or observing acts that go against deeply held moral beliefs and expectations. Veterans who experience moral injury may experience a reluctance to get close to other people, difficulty trusting others or themselves, and a loss of faith or spirituality.
Depression
Depression involves feeling down or sad more days than not. It is different from normal feelings of sadness, grief, or low energy. You may feel hopeless, guilty, or worthless, and you might think about hurting or killing yourself.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic deployment experiences, such as threat to life, the loss of others, and seeing the wounded and the dying, can leave lasting emotional scars. PTSD in war veterans is a common condition that can develop after you have gone through such experiences. If you have PTSD, you may find yourself reliving deployment events repeatedly in the form of unwanted memories or nightmares. You may try to avoid situations or experiences that trigger these memories or otherwise remind you of the traumatic event. You may also feel numb, have difficulty communicating with other people, and even have trouble feeling loving feelings toward others. You may also find that you feel “on high alert” and irritable all the time, making it hard to relax, sleep, or concentrate.
Suicidal Thoughts
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Veterans should press “1” after being connected to reach the Veterans Hotline. You can also visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or call a counsellor, doctor, or 911. Help is available.
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