About Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation
Founded in 2012, Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation (SCLDF) is steadfast in our three-fold mission: Veteran Advocacy, Assistance, and public awareness of the battles our heroes face when they come home.
Advocacy: There are 2.8 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Our rapid reduction in military forces finds these veterans another challenge; coming home. Our main mission is to be a voice for these veterans who face multiple challenges entering back into civilian society.
What these numbers don't speak to, are the invisible wounds our veterans face - such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD or depression. It is reported that 50% of these veterans do not seek treatment.