A Message from Our Founder
1 in 4 Americans will have a mental health crisis at some point in their lives and every year 1 in 20 individuals has thoughts of suicide. Among America’s troops and veterans suicide is 250% higher than the general public. If you know a veteran, AFM is here for them. But we don’t stop there. When you or a family member is hurting, where do you turn?
If you’re like most people you likely keep your struggles to yourself. At AFM we recognize that suicidal thoughts are part of the human condition because of the fallen world we live in. Just this afternoon I shared at a Kiwanis luncheon, “Suicide is a normal thought when the circumstances of life are abnormal.” Perhaps you can relate to that idea or know someone right now that can. When you call us at AFM you can do so knowing that you’ll be treated like a real person. We care about you and those who are dear to you.
Your contributions help AFM lead the way in the training of community caregivers who willingly intervene when others are hurting. We are so grateful to you for helping to create and support a mission that is literally restoring hope and giving life to so many.
You are helping AFM touch the lives of thousands – whether caregivers wanting to learn the skills because of loss in their own lives or individuals on the abyss between life and death, praying that just one person would ask the question most will never ask.
We are soldiers on a mission to serve the people of the United States of America. Therefore, AFM is your mission. We exist to serve you and your loved ones – to provide hope, healing and recovery.
Your gift is extremely important because it offers immediate resources that are directed to current needs in our local community and throughout the nation. Your gift of $500 or any other amount will help make an immediate impact on urgently needed crisis intervention services for those at risk.
The AFM Board, our instructors, workshop participants and those who have been helped joins me in thanking you for your generous partnership and support.
Please send your gift today. Our caregivers and those we care for are counting on your support. Your donation is helping to build resilience, restore hope and strengthen community.
Thank you so much for your generosity!
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Armed Forces Mission was established in the fall of 2012. In 2013 more than 90% of every dollar given went directly into establishing the AFM I WILL INTERVENE CHALLENGE and more than 2500 volunteer hours were invested to make AFM a vital intervention and training organization in Fayette County, GA. In that year Fayette County experienced the lowest rate of suicide in 20 years and a 50% reduction from the previous year.
In 2014 AFM expanded it's training outreach to other communities, including schools, faith communities, law enforcement and military units. Intervention services of high risk individuals increased with more than 75 interventions conducted.
In 2015 intervention services doubled and more than 2600 community caregivers participated in the I Will Intervene Challenge, bringing the total trained to nearly 4,000 since inception.
Total income 2013: $44,780
Total income 2014: $61,167
Total income 2015: $73,937
Total income 2016: $82,053 as of 31 Oct 2016
Total Payroll and Benefits 2013: $4,096
Total Payroll and Benefits 2014: $29,786
Total Payroll and benefits 2015: $34,313
The highest salary in the organization for 2016 is $46,200
All other income has gone directly into the administrative and program cost of intervention and training directly related to the mission and purpose of Armed Forces Mission.
AFM operates on a modest budget. Paid staff are highly focused on direct intervention with little time to devote to fundraising activities.
The call for training from other communities continues to grow, but the ability to go and provide services is directly related to financial ability to do so.
Ability to adequately pay full time staff, and trainers will greatly increase mission effectiveness and expand the outreach of building resilience and restoring hope for America's troops and veterans and all others at risk of self harm.
Help us continue to stand with them as an AFM battle buddy in a mission that is literally saving lives on the battlefield of hopelessness.
You can also give by US Mail by sending your gift to
AFM PO BOX 1101 Tyrone, GA 30290.
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