We understand the struggle
of our fellow Veterans.
What makes Reveille Bridge Different
We fill the hole other organizations leave for Veterans to fill themselves. Other organizations operate from 9am – 5pm weekdays or weekends only. This leaves a significant hole in service availability.
Sounding a Reveille for Camaraderie
Opening our doors at 5 PM on weekdays, 10 AM on weekends, to bring entertainment, support groups, training, and community activities.
Bridging the Connections between Veterans
Reveille Bridge promotes camaraderie between Veterans. During our time in service, we leaned on each other. By providing a healing environment through which similar camaraderie can be established, our Veterans can support each other. As Bill Withers says in his famous song, “Lean on Me.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why was Reveille Bridge Veterans Foundation created?
The VA reports the number of Veterans using their mental health services has decreased. According to a report from CBS News, the fact is the number of Veterans committing suicide has increased 20%, active duty suicides increased 30%, and Reservist/Guardsmen suicides have increased 10%.
After decades of trying by caring organizations, the number of Veterans committing suicide has not decreased. A new solution must be tried.
How can Reveille Bridge help me?
Reveille Bridge understands that suicide is the final result of what one may consider failed circumstances. Those circumstances center on environmental, physical, mental, and emotional conditions. The environment may be un/underemployment and/or homelessness, which can be complicated by physical, mental, or emotional stressors.
We have learned that through trusting one-to-one relationships, one can have someone with whom one can discuss one’s greatest fears and pains. One’s problems lighten when shared with a trusting friend. Our programs provide one with opportunities to build true friendships with others that care.
Reveille Bridge represents an opportunity to “wake up to your transition” and journey to a more healed you. Come experience the camaraderie with Veterans like you who need support from other Veterans who truly care.
How to become a volunteer?
We’re always looking for volunteers interested in helping our Veterans. Some positions require a DD-214. Other positions are open to all who want to help. Learn more on our Volunteer Page.
Lee Roberts, CEO/Founder
Lee grew up in Aiken, SC and attended Navy JROTC for four years. After high school, he served in the Navy between 1979 and 1987 as an Aviation Fire Control Technician (AQ). He was privileged to serve with VA-34 Blueblasters A-6 (AIMD and organizational maintenance) and with VFA-106 Gladiators F/A-18 (organizational maintenance). Lee says the greatest experience he had was becoming a Shellback in 1983 while onboard the USS America (CV-66).
In 2019, Lee wanted to find a purpose in life. His mentor suggested he find a charity to help. This led him on a journey of self-discovery. He realized that while he could help other organizations, those organizations didn’t provide him with the challenges he sought. That led him to dig deeper and uncover hidden truths.
He realized that Veteran organizations focused on either suicide prevention, homelessness, or employment skilling. “It felt like organizations were trying to heal only one part of the Veteran when the whole Veteran needs help,” Lee said.
Therefore, he decided to start a new type of charity focused on the whole Veteran. This idea became Reveille Bridge Veterans Foundation, Inc.
If you are thinking about harming yourself and/or need someone to talk to,
please call the VA SUICIDE HOTLINE 800-273-8255.
For help focusing on a holistic public health approach to suicide prevention,