Life's Worth Living Foundation - Suicide Prevention 501c3

Life's Worth Living Foundation - Suicide Prevention 501c3

From Jon Gossett

We are a charity aimed at raising awareness for, educating, and most importantly preventing suicides. We are raising money for financially helping families who lost loved ones, developing literature, & raising awareness!

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Indescribable tragedy struck our little hometown of Tooele, Utah twice in the same week during February 2014. For two local families, and many friends lives will never return to the way it was. It was a tragic loss to all of us. Numerous tears were shed as many of us attended two funerals back to back. These were outstanding young men, that had a tremendous impact on those they knew. Suicide, has left us asking ourselves, Why?

While visiting with a family member of one of these young men, the conversation kept returning to the same questions, "What could I have done differently? What could I have done to save him?" It was during this conversation, that we agreed, that something should be done to raise awareness, and prevent this unspeakable sadness from happening to others. That some good should come from these heartbreaking events. That we could ultimately play a small part in becoming a blessing to others.

It was with this goal in mind, that the Life's Worth Living Foundation came to be. The story of these young men, are like the many before, and after, but where our story begins. For months we have been gearing up, filing paperwork, and waiting for approvals. We are very proud to say we are finally ready to make good on our promises, and that the foundation is up and running as a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Since our launch, hundreds of hours have been put into planning our course for the next year. Four major events have been planned, one per season. We successfully completed two of the four. We have had many requests for, and have begun a Suicide Support Group, that meets monthly, to help families deal with such tragedy, as well as those struggling with suicidal thoughts.

As a Foundation we hope to be able to provide financial aid to those families, during those crucial first days and weeks. We also hope to be able to educate, and provide counseling. Our primary focus is the Tooele Valley, where we have unfortunately become noticed for our extremely high suicide rate. Together with our sponsors we hope to help dramatically lower those statistics.

With our major events, we hope to raise awareness & educate. Together with our corporate sponsors, we know that we will be able to make a difference in the lives of those in our community. So far there is nothing quite like our foundation in the area. Please consider standing beside us to bring awareness, educate, and prevent suicide in Tooele County.

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