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Newport Beach Independent

by Newport Indy Staff

On June 23, the Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) will host “Stand & Salute,” a collaborative online Giving Day aiming to raise $175,000 for five local nonprofits serving veterans and their families in Orange County.

According to the 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report, veterans accounted for 6,261 suicides in 2019, which represented nearly 14 percent of suicides among U.S. adults.

A Pew Research Center study found that 35 percent of veterans said they had trouble paying their bills. This percentage alarmingly increased among veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress – a staggering 61 percent.