RV-Traveling Woman Hopes to Help America’s Heroes
Michele Ladd believes in going to where people need help – especially veterans. She’s traveling the nation in an RV to raise awareness for PTSD and to help veterans get the help they need.
As founder of National Veteran Resources, Ladd’s mission is to let veterans and first responders know that they matter, and that Americans love them.
“I am trying to raise awareness to PTSD and help prevent suicide of our veterans and first responders,” Ladd told KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Ladd accomplishes this by listening and allowing them to share their stories and messages of hope.
“They open up, we cry, we laugh, and they always say they feel better to just open up to a stranger,” Ladd said to KCCI. “This gives me purpose, and it gives them hope that there’s people out there that really do care.”
Her organization also offers a resource bank for identifying and helping veterans and families who may need assistance in understanding and coping with war-related illness. That resource portal particularly highlights groups which offer services free of charge to veterans.
Ladd also travels extensively in her RV, sharing her inspirational message of hope and outreach to veterans and first responders. It’s a mission driven by paying it forward to America’s heroes.
Though she admits it’s been a “very challenging life” while traversing in a 32-foot RV since January 9, she’s attempting to make a difference in America.