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