“For service members, the billboard lets us know there are people who understand our struggle and there is somewhere we can reach out to for help,” said US Army Combat Medic and billboard contributor, Kari Padilla. “The donated items are so important to us as service members, and parting with them is our way of showing the community we’re still here and we still need help.”
When a veteran calls 1-844-MyFLVet, they will speak with someone who is trained to provide immediate emotional support. Calls are answered by a private, non-profit organization. Veterans can also be referred to both VA and non-VA resources, including non-profit organizations, community programs and local government services in their part of the state. Help is available regardless of discharge status.