10,000 miles to inspire veterans with PTSD & Depression

1 Veteran on a mission to help other veterans with PTSD & Depression.
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Scott Hicks
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Grants Pass, Oregon
United States
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Short Summary

The InspireVeterans project is intended to achieve multiple goals to help veterans with PTSD & Depression

#1 Raise awareness about the 22 Veterans a day suicides that occur in the USA each day. 

#2 Driving 10,000 miles in a '65 VW Bug to create a documentary which will allow veterans a platform to speak out about the struggles and issues they deal during and after their service. The documentary will also help teach veterans a depression coping skill that involves creating a mission for themselves to achive through goal setting which in turn creates hope. 

#3 Create a centralized web based clearing house for veterans services and opportunities available in an easy to navigate database instead of randomly searching the entire Internet. 

#4 cross promote other organizations trying to help veterans

#5 create a 501c3 organization that can umbrella others who have similar missions and simplify & assist their funding needs 


We need your donations to accomplish our goals.

 Our needs include but not limited to: 3 GoPro Hero 3+ black edition cameras, multiple different mounts, memory cards, battery's other electronics etc. Fuel/possible repairs/travel costs (hotels not included as I will build a bed in the car and have hosts along the trip) Editing and other services related to finishing the documentary. On the spot opportunities to help veterans in need encountered on the journey. 

All funds donated will be used to accomplish the mission of helping veterans. 



My name is Scott Hicks. I am a 37 yr old 100% service connected disabled non-combat veteran. I have a wife and 3 kids. I have struggled with a severe depressive disorder & some elements of PTSD. I found something that works for me to help with the depression and I want to share it with other veterans in person and by making this documentary.

I will be driving 10,000 miles in a 65 VW Bug to reach veterans with PTSD & Depression and bring them a way to help reduce depression through Goal Setting and subsequently creating hope for themselves.


What We Need & What You Get

In order to make this project a reality there are a number of different elements that need funding. 

• GoPro Cameras/gear/memory cards/battery's/etc.

• Vehicle needs Tires/mechanical preparations/interior modification(bed to sleep on)/emergency repair fund

• Fuel costs/food

• media & promotional materials


The Impact 

Your donations will help one veteran reach millions of veterans to potentially reduce the number of veteran suicides each day, raise more awareness of the veteran suicide epidemic, & assist veterans in connecting with services available to them but are hard to find. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Since I will living out of my 65 VW Bug during the 60 day journey, I will need hosts to provide showers, clothes washing, and possibly a meal. 

If you know of a veteran that could really use a visit from a guy that cares, let me know where they are and and I will try to put them into the map/schedule 

You can contact all your local and national media, TV News/Newspapers/online media outlets/Facebook groups/friends/family/etc. tell them to go to inspireveterans.com and donate, share, help! 

If you need direct contact, call 541-287-3223

Use all your sharing tools! 

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  • $1USD
    Thank You!

    Every Dollar Helps! keep watching the website for the documentary once it is complete! follow the journey on facebook.com/inspireveterans.com

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  • $5USD
    Your Awesome!

    You will be emailed the link to the documentary once available to the public

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    Documentary First look

    You will receive first looks links before the documentary is released.

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  • $20USD
    Documentary First look

    You will receive first looks links before the documentary is released. Thank you for supporting!

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  • $50USD
    First looks & web thank you

    You will receive first looks links before the documentary is released & listed on the thank you section of InspireVeterans.com

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  • $100USD
    Small banner

    We will have magnetic banners on the car during the trip and your name or business name will appear on the banner 1"X3" on both sides of the car during the journey and filming

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    Medium Banner & Website

    We will have magnetic banners on the car during the trip and your name or business name will appear on the banner 2"X5" on both sides of the car during the journey and filming and recognition on the website

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    Big banner & credits

    Your business logo or name or personal name will appear on the banners in a 3"X8" or similar space dependent on logo shape etc. recognition on InspireVeterans.com

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    8"X12" logo space or equivelant on banners dependent on logo shape. Documentary header and trailer credits for logo business name website etc. & mentions in the documentary

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