Desert Vets Racing (DVR)

Desert Vets Racing (DVR)
Description

Providing a Unique Approach to Helping Our US Military Veterans of all Generations Through Off-Road Racing

OUR MISSION
Desert Vets Racing (DVR) is determined to provide immediate team-building, vocational skills, and mental health support access through the sport of racing to US military veterans and active-duty personnel – in order to facilitate healthy transitions into civilian life and lower the risk of suicide and substance abuse dependencies.

OUR VISION
We believe that the growth of locally oriented grassroots activities that involve a combination of technical skills, adrenaline, team effort, and business/marketing skills will ultimately provide a missing piece to the “veteran puzzle” in minimizing the mental health and substance-related struggles we see today.

HOW CAN WE SUPPORT OUR MILITARY VETERANS?
The facts are disturbing and Federal agencies cannot keep up. A small fraction of veterans are thriving, but many are facing immense struggles. We cannot wait for the system to fix itself – we must help via a grassroots approach.

What veterans and active duty men and women truly need is a transitional venue or platform to:

  • Build and maintain a sense of group and purpose with like-minded people
  • Provide access to mentally and physically stimulating, but healthy activities
  • Provide access to civilian vocational and career-building skills that leverage past military experience
  • Serve as a safety net for mental health crisis both in terms of financial support and a liaison to higher levels of care through the VA or other non-profit mental health/substance abuse programs
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