Our Mission

Fishing for the Mission 22 is a non-profit organization, classified as a 501(c)(3), that focuses on providing a therapeutic approach to help heal veterans through fishing. The organization also aims to raise awareness about the alarming statistic of 22 or more veterans lost to suicide each day in the United States. This statistic highlights the ongoing mental health challenges faced by veterans and the urgent need for support.
Since the initiation of the Global War on Terror in 2001, there have been over 7,000 combat-related deaths among military personnel. Unfortunately, during the same period, the number of veteran suicides has surpassed 120,000. This staggering figure not only represents a public health crisis but is also deeply concerning and unacceptable.
Given that only one percent of the population serves in the armed forces, it is the responsibility of the remaining 99 percent to assist veterans in crisis. Fishing for the Mission 22 recognizes this duty and endeavors to provide a therapeutic outlet through fishing, offering veterans an opportunity to find solace, healing, and camaraderie. By combining the therapeutic benefits of fishing with raising awareness about veteran suicides, Fishing for the Mission 22 aims to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans and reduce the alarming suicide rates.
It is crucial for society as a whole to acknowledge the sacrifices made by veterans and to provide them with the support they need to overcome the challenges they face after their service. Organizations like Fishing for the Mission 22 play a vital role in addressing the mental health needs of veterans and promoting a culture of care and understanding for those who have served our country.

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Our Nation's Veterans

FFTM22 acknowledges the significant presence of veterans in the United States. As of October 2021, the country was home to 18.0 million veterans, with 8.4 million actively contributing to the civilian labor force. Within this population, an estimated 4.9 million veterans, equivalent to 27 percent, bear service-connected disabilities in the post-9/11 era. We recognize the unique challenges and sacrifices faced by these individuals, and we are dedicated to providing support and assistance to improve their well-being and quality of life.

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Veteran Suicide, A Public Health Crisis

Veteran suicide is a pressing crisis. Since September 11, 2001, over 125,000 veterans have tragically lost their lives to suicide, outnumbering the combined combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Homelessness, drug addiction, and mental illness disproportionately affect veterans after their separation from service. Combat injuries and financial insecurity further compound the challenges our veterans face. These issues, coupled with the wounds of war, demand urgent attention as they continue to claim the lives of our veterans at alarming rates every day. Together, we can make a difference.

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Suicide Rate

We are passionately dedicated to combating the heartbreaking issue of veteran suicide. The statistics paint a grim reality: an estimated average of 22 veterans per day tragically lose their lives to suicide in our county. Shockingly, veterans are at a 50% higher risk of suicide compared to their non-serving peers. Disturbingly, projections indicate that by 2030, veteran suicides may outnumber post-9/11 combat deaths by a staggering 23-fold. The urgency of this situation cannot be understated. Together, we must take action to address and prevent veteran suicides without delay. Join us in our mission to save lives and provide support to our brave veterans in their time of need.

Funding & Impact

We rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations to make our mission possible. Through various avenues, such as fishing tournaments, sponsorships, and donations, we are able to secure the necessary funds to organize and facilitate fishing outings for our veterans. Proceeds from our fundraisers go directly towards covering the costs associated with these outings through our project Operation Tackle 22, ensuring that our veterans can participate without any financial burden.

The impact of our fishing outings on veterans’ lives is immeasurable. By providing them with a therapeutic and enjoyable experience, we witness firsthand the positive effects it has on their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Many veterans have shared stories of finding solace, camaraderie, and a renewed sense of purpose through our fishing events. We firmly believe that by supporting our cause, you are contributing to the healing journey of our nation’s heroes.

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At Fishing for the Mission 22, we understand the profound sacrifice made by the 1% who bravely serve in the armed forces. It is our collective responsibility as the remaining 99% to support our veterans in their time of need. We are a veteran-focused nonprofit organization that relies on the strength of our community and dedicated volunteers. Together, we provide vital assistance to veterans facing crisis situations. Join us in making a difference. Your support and involvement can help alleviate the challenges our veterans encounter as they transition back to civilian life. Together, let's honor their service and ensure that no veteran is left behind.


Join the Advocacy Movement!
We are dedicated to combating the heartbreaking issue of veteran suicide. We believe that advocacy is a powerful tool in creating change, and we need your help to spread the word.

In today's digital age, social media provides a platform to raise awareness like never before. By sharing our content, you can play a vital role in increasing public understanding and support for our cause. Together, let's amplify our voices and make a difference. Join us in the fight against veteran suicide by sharing our content and engaging with our social media channels. Every share, like, and comment matters. Together, we can create a community of support and ensure that no veteran feels alone in their struggle.

Join the movement. Together, we can save lives.


Help make a Tangible Impact!
Your generosity has the power to create a lasting impact on the lives of service members and veterans. Even a small donation can make a significant difference in their well-being and future. we are committed to providing essential support and resources to those who have served our nation. From therapeutic health services to vocational opportunities, your donation directly enables us to deliver vital assistance to those in need.

By giving just a little, you can help us achieve great things. Your contribution will help us ensure that our service members and veterans receive the care and support they deserve. Together, let's make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

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