Help preserve precious coral reefs and rehabilitate returning combat veterans. One tank of air provides one hour of dive time for a veteran to restore coral reefs.
Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience an incredible amount of pain and trauma, made worse by a feeling of "separation from service" and lack of a positive mission going forward. At the same time, rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, pollution, overfishing and overdevelopment have brought our oceans, rivers and lakes to the brink of destruction.
GreaterGood.org partners with Force Blue to restore damaged and dying coral reefs, and to help restore the lives of veterans. Force Blue is creating a modern-day team of SOF veterans with the aptitude and ability to achieve great things on the marine conservation front.
In the coming year, these carefully selected and trained veterans are planning to restore coral reefs, remove invasive species, assist with humpback whale migration, and much more. However, these veterans - and coral reefs - need our help to make these critical missions happen.
You can help. Join Force Blue's One Team, One Fight. Help create purpose and honor of service for returning Veterans. Help restore and protect our oceans, bays, rivers and streams. As one Force Blue veteran explained, this program "finally shows [me] the way home".
FORCE BLUE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that seeks to unite the community of Special Operations Veterans with the world of coral reef conservation for the betterment of both. FORCE BLUE gives former combat divers and SOF veterans an opportunity to experience and explore one of the most critically endangered ecosystems on the planet and to adapt their training and teamwork to aid in its protection.
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