NEWTON TWP. — Local non-profits groups Equines for Freedom and Marley’s Mission have joined forces to help another local area group, Vocal Veterans, in raising awareness to the issue of veterans’ suicide. Vocal Veterans held its monthly candle light vigil July 22 in conjunction with Equines for Freedom on the campus of Marley’s Mission, 2150 Port Royal Road.
Just prior to the candlelight vigil, Marley’s Mission presented 16-year-old Nicholas Giallorenzi, a resident of Clarks Summit and Eagle Scout candidate who has spent the past several months completing his Eagle Rank Project on Marley’s Mission’s Campus – the erecting of a lighted flagpole, sitting area and surrounding landscape. The U.S. Flag was raised for the first time just prior to the start of the Vocal Veterans vigil. Nicholas’ online fundraising page can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/zlcpfox.
Equines for Freedom provides equine-assisted treatment to current and former U.S. service members who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, regardless of the source of trauma or their characterization of service, at no charge to the service member. More information can be found at http://equinesforfreedom.org/.