Group raising awareness about veteran suicides

Posted at: 09/25/2013 5:24 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4



22.

That's the number of veterans who commit suicide every day.

One group is taking that message across the country and trying to bring that number down.

The group, called Project 22, is filming a documentary that is trying raise awareness on veteran suicides and how veterans can cope after coming back from combat.

A production crew and two veterans on motorcycles are traveling across the country in 22 days.

They started in California and will end up in New York. They'll be making stops along the way to talk to local veterans about support services available.

That's why they were in Albuquerque on Wednesday.  Lucas Conner, owner of Firehouse Subs in the Northeast Heights and a veteran himself, says he's honored to be able to contribute.

"It's very important that we provide that support to raise awareness for some of the difficulties they may be experiencing and just be a supporter of veterans. That's what I'm doing with project 22. That's my goal," Conner said.

Firehouse Subs on Academy & Wyoming will donate 25 percent of its proceeds to Project 22 on Wednesday.

If you'd to donate or learn more about Project 22, click on the link below.

http://project22vets.com/