How You Can Support What We Do
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What we Do and Why we need Your Support
Diggers Rest “A Soldiers Retreat” was set up as an eco-friendly bush lodge based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The aim is to bring serving soldiers, younger Veterans and their families to a friendly environment to help them reconnect with family, society and themselves at no financial outlay to them.
Most of our Soldiers and Veterans served in Afghanistan, Iraqi, East Timor and Somalia. Many of these members now suffer chronic PTSD with suicide being their main option. We opened our doors with one mission and that was to just stop one of these potential suicides.
Diggers Rest is calling on Corporate Australia to help out here as we believe we do and have made a difference. For the period 1 Jan 2016 to 23 December 2016 we had a total of 363 Soldiers, Veterans and Family members visit with 646 nights slept at Diggers Rest and we had a total of 163 Day visitors. We also took in five homeless Veterans for various periods of time – offering them a safe place off the streets.
By asking Corporate Australia for a small monthly consistent donation, we can grow our one site in Queensland to another one on the Victorian/ New South Wales boarder as well as one in Western Australia.
Put simply, your small donation will be written off to tax, your company will receive a framed certificate to display your proud support of our Armed Services in your foyer and most importantly you will be saying “Thank you for your service to our great nation!” to these men and women.
If we can stop one more suicide we have achieved our mission.