WHO IS BATTLE BUDDY RESPONSE TEAM®?
“A battle buddy is expected to assist his or her partner both in and out of combat.”
Battle Buddy Response Team® was founded in 2019 by combat Veteran, Samuel Rock after he became concerned about a fellow combat Veteran and decided to go check on him. Unbeknownst to Samuel, that simple heartfelt gesture literally saved his friend’s life, yet the gut-wrenching question of what could have happened had he not shown up, plagued his mind. Samuel was in disbelief when he learned there were no organizations that made house calls to Veterans who were in crisis and he knew he could not sit by knowing there were other Veterans suffering in silence. So, being the masterful innovator he is, Battle Buddy Response Team® – the first organization to deploy Veterans to Veterans – was created. Meeting Veterans and their families where they are (home, jail, medical facility, on the streets) is our frontline attack against suicide. Since the beginning, Samuel has grown Battle Buddy Response Team® to over 165 volunteers nationwide and has provided care and services to over 468 Veterans across the United States. Battle Buddy Response Team® believes no one who has fought for this great country should ever feel alone or suffer in silence. This is why we need your help to continue making a profound impact in the lives of Veterans and their families. Please consider volunteering or donating today!
How does Battle Buddy Response Team® make a difference?
Battle Buddy Response Team® prevents suicide by “Serving Veterans and Their Families”.
Our Vision is to “Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide” and although this is a massive undertaking, it is one that we, at Battle Buddy Response Team®, are passionate about and will be dedicated to until it has been accomplished. We believe the best way to Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide is to fulfill our mission of Serving Veterans and Their Families. We found that Veterans who committed suicide had felt like they had no one who supported or understood them. These feelings can stem from untreated PTSD, injury from military service, and/or not having the right support system in place. But Battle Buddy Response Team® understands- we have been there. All around the United States, you will find us–military Veterans ourselves–helping disabled Veterans with tasks around their homes, on the streets helping homeless Veterans find shelter and work, or wherever a Veteran has a need without the means of meeting it. We also offer Peer Support and Peer Mentoring to those Veterans who are struggling with PTSD and/or other mental health issues, as well as Veteran Advocacy.
The bigger we grow, the bigger of an impact we can make and the more lives we can save. Consider joining us today.
“Amazing organization!!! Very polite, professional, and a quick response time! Keep up the good work.”
“Great nonprofit organization for Veterans and others. Great people and great atmosphere.”
“Great organization with great people trying to help Veterans. Thank you for what you do.”
“I fully support this organization, they do it all out of love and care. They do not profit at all from what they do for Veterans and their families.”