[email protected], Ep: 063 – So Much Alike!
In this week’s episode, Mark and Andrea focus on other groups that have the same ideas in their mission as The People’s Patriot Project. It is almost eerie when the founders of each group hear the same message and phrases that each uses.
Our guest this week is Jeremy Parkins of Dress, Right, Dress, Inc. Jeremy was referred for the show by Derrick Iozzio, from Catch22. Jeremy has post 9-11 experience in the Air Force, and has come to find that many veterans struggle to find the type of connections they had while they were in the service. “When you leave the military you lose that purpose.” The focus of his foundation was solidified when he found that the demons were causing many veterans to lose their purpose, which leads to homelessness, alcohol abuse, substance abuse and all around sense of worthlessness which can many times lead to incarceration. “It was kind of like falling in line (dress right dress)”. Jeremy now leads the effort to help with transitions to a better life for all those veterans that have become lost in civilian society.
Our music for the evening will be provided by Steven John, with his song “Life Is Good”.
The People’s Patriot Project has some events coming up. They will be helping with security duty in Hastings on September 11 with the Rivertown LIVE event. There is another event in Leon, Kansas, that will be attached to WeP3, which is the “For the Fallen Music Festival” on September 11. Look up info under The Forgotten 22 on Facebook. Mark and Andrea will then travel to Georgia to support Adam and Matt with Feeding the Heroes, and spending time with Bobby Henline. Then in October they will host veteran and first responder musicians in the Twin Cities… they will play together on Friday night, the 22nd, at a fundraising event for a local LEO whose house recently burned down and Saturday, the 23rd, they will share their talents throughout the day with the Ruckers and Cornholers!
WE are all about making relationships and being the communication that others sometimes let slip by. Its about those who served, and we are here now to serve them. #communityheroes with 1st Responder Conferences Shawn Thomas, Jeff Thomas, Mike Washington and Amanda Brumbaugh.