Heroes To Heroes Foundation, a non-denominational and all-volunteer combat veterans 501(c)(3), sent its first all-women’s team to Israel!
For those who aren’t familiar with the Heroes To Heroes mission, we successfully help combat veterans who are suffering with PTSD, moral injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
In conjunction with journey’s through Israel, these American heroes at some point during the trip will open-up emotionally and finally begin the process of healing.
In Israel, each person can connect to the healing process in many ways:
Visits to holy sites such as The Western Wall, Stations of the Cross, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the opportunity to be baptized in the River Jordan, offer soul-searching and inner peace regardless of belief.
Planting trees for friends and family who were lost and in honor of people still with us (an ancient Jewish tradition) and visiting sites including Masada, battlefields and memorials, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum), and the 9/11 Memorial in Jerusalem provide reflection and self-examination.
Cycling, swimming, sailing, kayaking, hiking, and keeping to an itinerary all push each participant physically and is an important part of the team-building experience.
Team meetings to conclude each day, visits to veterans’ organizations, and bonding with Israeli partners help to redevelop social skills that may be repressed due to PTS, trauma and depression.
NBC News followed Heroes To Heroes in Israel and interviewed some of the participants from the first all-women’s team!
Like to watch and read more about the Heroes To Heroes mission?
Follow the links below.
WPIX 11 New York at one of our Israel sendoffs:
‘Heroes to Heroes’ takes veterans to Israel for spiritual and emotional healing’
Heroes To Heroes article:
‘Heroes To Heroes Foundation – Because 22 Veterans A Day In The United States Commit Suicide!’
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