HigherGround

Raul Pretto, the owner of Electric Forklift Repair, is an Argentine Army veteran. Even though he served in his native country of Argentina, USA is his home.

To honor his adopted country, EFR wishes to give back to those who gave everything. That’s why we have joined with Higher Ground (HG) Sun Valley to help our wounded warriors acquire the mental and physical help they deserve. HG hosts eight week-long sports camps annually, each completely free of charge to veterans and their supporters. Their retreats serve 8-10 participants and are designed for specific populations—couples, men, and women. They create an intimate atmosphere where participants connect and share struggles related to battle trauma and injuries, while supporters share challenges about health care, parenting, and their role as caregivers. The highly trained staff of HG certified recreational therapists strategically implements activities that highlight individual abilities, leading to an overall improvement in quality of life. HG commits to three years of follow-up care for each participant, helping to connect participants to their local resources and dedicating a reintegration budget for each participant to help them achieve their individual goals.

Program Highlights:

  • HG uses innovative outdoor sport and coping therapies to help reintegrate injured service members with TBIs and PTS (Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress).
  • Camps are 100% free to participants and their supporters.
  • HG staff therapists schedule regular follow up with participants for three years or more after participants complete their programs.
  • Higher Ground designates a reintegration budget for each participant to help them continue to progress once they return home.

This organization has helped so many veterans attain a better quality of life. In order to benefit HG for their wonderful works with our heroes; we’re selling T-Shirts for $15.

Please join us in honoring our nations bravest; call us at 732-249-7757 to order your T-Shirts today!

For more information on Higher Ground Sun Valley, go to www.highergroundsv.org