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Save a Warrior secures dollar matching donation up to $500,000

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Warrior Village is located in Newark and opened its gates to its first cohort recently.

Warrior Village is located in Newark and opened its gates to its first cohort recently.

Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston

Warrior Village is located in Newark and opened its gates to its first cohort recently.

By Jessica Johnston, Assistant News Director

Save a Warrior, a non-profit organization helping military personnel and first responders with post traumatic stress, recently opened its gates to a new facility, Warrior Village, in Newark.

SAW recently secured a large amount of donations that will match contributions made to the organization’s Capital Campaign at a $1:$2 ratio. An anonymous donation through The Columbus Foundation, several members of the Save A Warrior Board of Directors and The Beachbody Foundation, for every $1 donation made to the construction and renovation of Warrior Village another $2 will be donated by the matching fund, up to $250,000, according to a media release.

“We focus on healing the heart,” President and Founder of SAW Jake Clark said of the SAW program.

SAW offers a week-long residential experience for active-duty military personnel, veterans and first responders struggling with post traumatic stress. Each week-long “project” is composed of 10 to 15 people in a cohort that go through a series of activities and training to learn resilience against the effects of PTSD.

Ohio is the sixth most populated veteran state with over 800,000 veterans, according to the release. With the opening of Warrior Village in Newark, SAW has brought a program that served, and saved, many veterans, active duties members and first responders to the backyard of many veterans.

To support the Warrior Village, visit saveawarrior.org/donate.

To learn more about SAW and the week-long visit this previous Y-City News feature:

Midwestern patriotism brought Save a Warrior to Ohio

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