The time is almost here for Steak Your Support, Brazos Valley Care’s annual fundraiser benefiting area veterans!
Set to be a virtual event on Saturday August 8, 2020, this is our major source of funds used to aid veterans in the Brazos Valley and their families through the financial support of a number of local Veterans organizations, as well as own programs like Maroon Santa and other services.
About the Steak Your Support Annual Fundraiser
Steak Your Support provides essential funding to groups like the Fisher House, Warrior and Family Support Center, TAMU Veteran Resource Center, and Center for the Intrepid to name only a few, plus allocates funding for things like medical and transportation assistance, emergency financial assistance, and much more.
Started in 2015 by a devoted group of Texans interested in helping area veterans, BVC has become a huge asset to the veterans in the Brazos Valley and the organization - and its fundraising - keeps growing every year.
Dr. Carrie Elk And Her Work With BVC
In addition to the financial assistance Brazos Valley Cares provides to area veterans, families, and veteran organizations, we also help veterans get the mental health care they may need.
We are especially grateful to Dr. Carrie Elk of the Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance, for her continued affiliation with BVC and the services she provides to some of our veterans.
Here are some images from her recent visit here on November 3 - 8, 2019.
BVC has arranged and funded sessions with Dr. Elk for a number of veterans in our community each year since 2016 and we look forward to doing it again in 2020.
Dr. Elk’s Commitment to Our Veterans
A psychologist for more than 20 years, Dr. Elk specializes in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans and has been providing free services for military personnel for most of that time.
She started at the Military One Source, a mental health resource for military members, a job that had her quickly realizing the urgent need for better mental health treatment for veterans, prompting her to start serving that need.
Dr. Elk then became involved in PTSD research and studied the different barriers preventing many veterans from getting the help they needed and with that knowledge began her own non-profit to be able to make a difference.
Dr. Elk has never charged a veteran for her care, as she says she instead feels indebted to veterans for their service to her.
The Elk Institute was established as a non-profit in 2014 so she could collect needed donations and continue providing necessary mental health care to veterans in need at no cost to them.
Listen and follow as Dr. Elk explains her journey to where she is now, helping veterans who suffer from PTSD through the work she does at the Elk Institute.
Support Steak Your Support 2020 and Help Area Veterans
To continue funding visits from Dr. Elk and other programs that help veterans and veteran families of the Brazos Valley, BVC needs your support.
One of the best ways you can give that support right now is by virtually attending our Steak Your Support event.
Promising to be a fun virtual night for all, the benefit will feature raffles, a live and silent auction, and more.
Steak Your Support has enabled BVC to provide more than $515,000 in support to help local veterans and veteran organizations.
Mark it on your calendar and come Steak Your Support for BVC and our veterans on Saturday, August 8, 2020.