Meet The Irby Kids From Texas
Dad threatened them with his AR -15 in a PTSD rage. When he snapped out of it, he killed himself right there. Mom called us because they didn’t have the money to bury him. With your donations, we did.
THESE FAMILIES ARE REAL AMERICAN HEROES AND WE LOVE THEM
ASK YOUSELF: WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A VETERAN SUICIDE?
The body is discovered by the immediate family. Sometimes they bear witness.
Exit Mom or Dad. Enter PTSD.
Our Veteran families struggle to afford a modest funeral or cremation.
Houses lost. Cars repossessed. It happens all the time.
Gets into their hands the same day or next day because the funeral home demands payment and uses the body as ransom. It happens all the time.
Funeral Home Negotiation
Mental Health Programs
Crisis Financial Aid
THIS IS A FIGHT WE CAN WIN
Suicide and PTSD are very hard to stop. Our mission is 100% achievable.
Your Donation Provides These Services
Time Of Need Counseling
Funeral homes prey on our Veteran families, driving up the price of a funeral our families can’t afford. We step in and negotiate for them with biohazard clean up companies and funeral homes.
Crisis Funeral Funding
Veteran families that reach out to us need the fiscal support we offer to bury their sons and daughters, husbands and wives with the dignity and honor they deserve.
Without Your Donation
PTSD and Depression
No mental health resources means the PTSD they were infected with will claim another victim. We offer hope out of that vicious cycle.
Suicide Ideation Again
Veteran families have told us of additional suicides as a result of the Veteran’s. Even children can’t escape the dangerous and deadly thoughts.
Most Veterans had no life insurance and their funerals put their survivors into a deeper financial hole. Stress and sadness ensue.
You have made my struggles with losing Cedrick bearable. I have gone to therapy, church groups, bereavement classes and take meds, but nothing has helped as much as OAS.
Helen Taylor, Cedrick’s Mom
NO, THE VA DOESN’T DO ENOUGH, NOT EVEN CLOSE
VA Benefits: Too Little-Too Late
- less than $2,000 months later
- a plot
- an in-ground marker
- a short ceremony
VA Benefits Do Not Cover:
- bio hazard clean-up costs
- body transport costs
- funeral home costs
Average Funeral Home Bill
Cost to Fly a Body Home
Average VA Death Benefit
I would like to thank you for all that you do. I am truly thankful for your dedication to knowing the problem and trying to make others aware of the tragedy soldiers & their families endure. It has really, really been a hard road. I wish every day that Cedrick was here and I was the one God called. So sad.
This is a great resource for families that are faced with the hardships that come with veteran soldier suicide.