When service members return from duty, they often face financial adversities as well as emotional trauma, making it difficult to transition into civilian life. While there are a number of charities and veteran support programs, it’s still not enough. The crisis is simply too large. Veterans struggle to receive higher education, solidify and hold jobs, and combat the psychological effects of service.
Serket Racing is driven to combat this crisis head-on. Every finish line is an opportunity to change lives. Serket Racing provides the undeniable proof that with adequate help our veterans can live happy, fulfilling lives after service. Through dedication to serving those who have served this country, Serket makes a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.
- One in three soldiers returns from the Middle East sick with a chronic, long-term illness.
- Every month nearly 1,000 veterans attempt to take their own lives. That’s more than one suicide attempt every half hour
- Out of the total attempts, 22 veterans commit suicide every day
- 31 percent of these suicides were veterans aged 49 and younger.
- The unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 10% — this is higher than the national rate of 7.3%.
- 75% of veterans have less than a Bachelor’s degree
- 50% of homeless veterans are experiencing mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which makes it infinitely more difficult to get off the streets.
- Many homeless veterans spend up to 8 or 9 times the length of their deployment living on the streets.