Shepherd’s Men raise funds and awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center through an annual campaign, including a multi-day run through various states and special events throughout the year. Their goal is to help their fellow service men and women in need, and to put an end to one tragic and appalling reality—on average, there are 22 veteran suicides each day. The Shepherd’s Men volunteer their time and, to date, have raised more than $1.3 million for SHARE to operate and expand the program to serve more veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD. 100 percent of donations go to directly to Shepherd Center Foundation and are designated specifically for the SHARE Military Initiative. The program is primarily donor-funded and offered at no expense to the veteran or his or her family. The Shepherd’s Men raised in excess of $1 million in 2017 to cover the current operating budget of $1.2 million and increase the number of clients who can be served each year. The program’s effectiveness can be measured in many ways, but the most significant is that none of the more that 400 graduates of the program has taken his or her own life.