Each month, Nine Line Apparel selects one veteran non-profit organization to work with on a collaborative Limited Time design. This September, Nine Line selected local veteran organization Gratitude America to work with, after meeting with Michael Anthony, the Executive Director of Gratitude America, and learning of the amazing things that their foundation has accomplished over the past several years.

Gratitude America’s primary goal is to provide critical support for our past and present military service members and their families during their return to civilian life. They accomplish this goal by offering retreat programs that use integrative restorative approaches to assist participants affected by deployment exposures such as Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, and by connecting warriors to resources through their network of community partners.

The four day retreats are for veterans and the individuals who are there to support their loved ones, usually a spouse, significant other, or parent. These retreats focus on recreation, as well as restoration, for these veterans, who struggle with PTSD, TBI, and other issues as a result of their time spent overseas serving our country. With psychologists and licensed clinical social workers present, veterans are able to come together to focus on reintegration into civilian life.

Gratitude America’s resource network, VetsGuide.org, connects veterans and their families with community and government services and benefits that can drastically improve their lives. The goal of this resource network is to provide value to veterans and military families by identifying gaps in access to care and facilitating the development of partner-driven solutions to close these gaps.

“Nine Line obviously is hugely known in the veteran community, and I appreciate the opportunity to be working with [Nine Line] to get the word out about all the great work that Gratitude America is doing,” said Anthony, when visiting Nine Line last month.

All of us at Nine Line are proud to be working with this amazing group of individuals in their efforts to support our nation’s veterans. Veterans helping veterans, one step at a time.

To support Gratitude America, click here: http://www.ninelineapparel.com/gratitude-america/

For more information, visit www.GratitudeAmerica.org or www.VetsGuide.org.