Astarte is a wooden sailboat project for veterans wellness. We intend to restore & sail this 1949 Alden cutter, with veterans focusing on the therapeutic qualities of the process. With help we can save history & warri...
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Global Progress Initiative (GPI) is a non-profit organization that harnesses the effort of veterans and patriots to increase the world's good. GPIs current project looks inward at ourselves and the domestic issues the veterans' community faces - namely, Post Traumatic Stress, and the stigmas involved with existing labled with disorder. The VA estimates that as many as 29% of the Global War on Terror veterans have experienced PTSD related to their time in the Armed Forces.
To that end, GPI is currently restoring a 32-foot wooden sailboat - the Astarte 1949 Alden Costal Auxiliary Cutter custom built in. GPI uses the focus and physicality required during the restoration process to create a safe space for veteran camaraderie and conversation. Once the boat restoration is complete, the Astarte will be used for "Wellness Missions" - sailing excursions focused on engaging veterans in present-moment awareness and mindfulness in a natural environment with understanding peers.
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