High Ground Veterans Advocacy

High Ground Veterans Advocacy

From Kristofer Goldsmith

High Ground Veterans Advocacy empowers veterans to become advocates and leaders not only in Washington DC, but in their home states and communities as well. Our next class hits DC in Jan 2017!

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Update #1

about 2 years ago

Thank you to everyone who donated in honor of Veterans Day! Your support has been incredible! -Kris

Giving Levels

Buy a veteran a meal

We've got to keep our Team healthy, and a $10 donation will pay for lunch on Capitol Hill.

$10

Buy a veteran a day's worth of food.

If we can keep our stomachs full, we can keep concentrating on storming that Hill.

$30

One-way trip for a veteran: NYC-DC

Help an NYC based veteran get to DC to learn valuable advocacy skills, network with veterans organizations, and engage members of congress.

$88

One hotel room for two vets for a night in DC

Our training requires that the teams spend an entire week with one another. This builds camaraderie and helps us to support one another during periods of stress. Help two vets get to know each other!

$151

Round-trip for a veteran: NYC-DC

Help an NYC based veteran get to DC to learn valuable advocacy skills, network with veterans organizations, and engage members of congress. Then, help that veteran get back home!

$160

Feed a vet for a week

Work requires energy, and you can provide the fuel to keep a vet on top of their game for an entire week of training and advocacy.

$210

Fly a veteran from the East Coast to Washington

For veterans living where mass-transit can't easily get them to DC to learn how to become advocates, a flight is usually the next best option.

$250

Fly a veteran from the Midwest to Washington

For about $500 we can typically get a ticket for a veteran from the Midwest to fly to and from DC. Want to see a veteran from the country get to the Capitol for some advocacy training? This will do it!

$500

Fly a veteran from the West Coast to Washington

Flying from Washington State to Washington DC takes a while, but the trip is worth it. There's nowhere else that a veteran can learn how to become an advocate quite like the Capitol, so let's help with this flight!

$600

Feed a team for a week

Most veterans have spent a lot of time eating things that most Americans wouldn't consider food. With this donation, you can be sure that an entire team is well fed for the duration of their training and advocacy week.

$1,050

Two vets for a week in DC during our Advocacy Bootcamp

This will pay the cost of one hotel room for a week in DC. Our Advocacy Bootcamp requires that the veterans stay together for the entire week in the hotel so that they can become a close-knit team!

$1,057

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Since our inception in January of 2016, we've already had our first graduating class of High Ground Veteran Advocates, and our advocacy campaign for #Fairness4Vets has received attention from local, national and international media outlets.

We've fostered a bipartisan coalition of Post-9/11 Veterans in Congress who we work with to help our ideas become reality.

Check out what the media is saying about us:

Task & Purpose - These Vets Stormed the Hill to Fight for Service Members the Pentagon Left Behind

Stars and Stripes - Veterans with "Bad-Paper Discharges" Seek Help from Congress

New York Times - Veterans Want Past Discharges to Recognize Post-Traumatic Stress

The Takeaway / WNYC / NPR Radio - Vets Push for Discharge Upgrades and Acknowledgement of PTSD

Military TimesLegislation would halt bad military discharges due to PTSD, TBI

FiOS1 NewsLawmakers fight for bill that would help veterans with PTSD get treatment

Now we're gearing up for our next class of High Ground Veterans Advocacy Fellows who will be storming the Hill in June 2017.

With your support, we'll help some great veterans meet their potential by training them as professionalized advocates. We'll connect them with lawmakers and congressional staff and help their ideas to become reality.

We're all about helping veterans to continue their service after taking off their uniform for the last time.

Are you with us?High Ground Veterans Advocacy Inc is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible.

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Update #1

Thank you to everyone who donated in honor of Veterans Day! Your support has been incredible! -Kris

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