Project Zero Alliance (Project Zero) Receives $22,000 Grant from Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for Outdoor Program
Project Zero, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming veteran and first responder wellbeing, is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $22,000 grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF). This significant grant is earmarked for Project Zero’s Outdoor Program, which leverages adventure as therapy through activities such as overlanding, camping, and fishing to enhance mental and social wellness among veterans and first responders.
DVNF is renowned for its unwavering commitment to improving the lives of disabled veterans and their families across the United States. Their generous contribution to Project Zero underscores the shared dedication to supporting those who have served our nation selflessly.
Project Zero’s Outdoor Program is at the forefront of innovative wellness initiatives, offering a unique approach to addressing the mental and social health needs of veterans and first responders. By harnessing the healing power of nature and adventure, this program fosters camaraderie, resilience, and holistic wellbeing among participants.
The grant from DVNF will enable Project Zero to expand and enhance its Outdoor Program, allowing more veterans to experience the transformative benefits of outdoor adventures. These adventures not only provide an opportunity to decompress and recharge but also facilitate connections with like-minded individuals who understand the unique challenges faced by veterans and first responders.
Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “By creating an environment that fosters community while enjoying the healing properties of nature, Project Zero is creating a truly unique opportunity for veterans. DVNF is proud to partner with this project and support the work Project Zero is doing to provide wellbeing opportunities for veterans.”
Key benefits of Project Zero’s Outdoor Program include:
- Mental Wellness: Engaging in outdoor activities reduces stress and anxiety, promoting mental clarity and emotional resilience.
- Social Connection: Participants build strong bonds with fellow veterans and first responders, creating a supportive network for ongoing wellbeing.
- Physical Health: Outdoor adventures encourage physical activity, contributing to improved overall health.
- Therapeutic Impact: The therapeutic power of nature and adventure is harnessed to address trauma and promote personal growth.
Project Zero is committed to optimizing the grant’s impact by ensuring that veterans receive the support they need to lead fulfilling lives beyond their service to our country. The DVNF grant will further our mission to empower these heroes on their journey to wellbeing.
“We are deeply grateful to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for their generous support,” said Kyle Shutic, Executive Director at Project Zero. “This grant will enable us to reach more veterans, offering them a path to improved mental and social wellness through our Outdoor Program. Together, we are making a lasting difference in the lives of those who have given so much.”
For more information about Project Zero and its Outdoor Program, please visit projzero.com/programs.
To learn more about DVNF, please visit https://www.dvnf.org/
Kyle Shutic, Executive Director