Mission Zero Hundred Hours
BBQ Saves Lives
An Unknown National Crisis
About 20 veterans a day across the country take their own lives. Veterans accounted for 14 percent of all adult suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2016, even though only 8 percent of the country’s population has served in the military.
Affecting Our Youngest Veterans
The suicide rate of veterans aged 18 to 34 steadily increased from 2006 to 2016, with a jump of more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2016. That translates into 45 deaths per 100,000 veterans, the highest of any age group.
Impacts Family and Friends
A survey by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America last fall found that more than half of their members know a post-Sept. 11 service member who has committed suicide.
Help is Needed for all Veterans
But since the majority of veterans are older, the majority of suicides are also among older veterans. Nearly 60 percent of veterans suicide in 2016 were from individuals 55 or older..
The Mission To Zero
Currently, 20 vets a day commit suicide. We feel this number should be Zero.
Mission Zero Hundred Hours is the start of a new day for at-risk vets and we’re focused on reducing the suicide rate to 00:00
Mission Zero Hundred Hours is a non-profit organization and supports at-risk vets with culinary arts programs, job placement, competition BBQ cooking team excursions, and culinary business related services and support.
-BBQ Saves Lives-
BBQ Saves Lives, our initial program, pairs vets with professional BBQ teams across the country for a BBQ Mission which re-introduces vets to mission, value, team, family, and community.