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Ruck-Up INC. - Veteran Outpost

UPCOMING EVENT!

AFSP ANNUAl WALK
OUT OF THE DARKNESs

JUNE 22, 2024

RUCK-UP is proud to partner of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Our Team, comprised chiefly of disabled Veterans, has raised over $965,000 in the last 14 years, helping the AFSP reach its goals. The Boston Walk Out of the Darkness on June 22nd is an opportunity for us to come together and create a brighter future.  Join our cause and support the mission - To Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide.

RUCK-UP

/rək əp/ (verb)

 1.  from the military term "rucksack" to refer to backpacks service members sometimes wear. To "ruck up" is to get through a particularly challenging situation.

 

 2. all of one's personal gear.

 

At RUCK-UP, veterans can metaphorically "dump their ruck" of memories, pressures, and problems.

 

To "ruck up" means to grab your gear, get back on your feet, and move forward!

RUCK-UP EXTERIOR

HOURS

Our mission is to provide support, guidance, and resources to Veterans experiencing crisis, disabilities, or homelessness.

GENERAL OPERATIONS

MON - THURS

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

FRIDAY

BY APPOINTMENT

SAT & SUN

CLOSED

LOCATION

42 UPPER KNIGHT ST
KEENE, N.H.

CONTACT

(603) 903-1255
(603) 903-1256 FAX

NON-PROFIT

501(C)3 CORPORATION
TAX ID # 80-0644387
SECRETARY OF STATE | VETERANS ORG

SUPPORT SCHEDULE

We alternate most of our support programs weekly. On Even Weeks, we focus on GROUP support, while Odd Weeks lean into 1:1 counseling.

WEEKLY

AA

MON | 5:30-8:00P (M)

 

EVEN WEEKS

PTSD

TUE | 2:00-5:00P (A)
WED | 12:00-4:30P (B)
THU | 2:00-5:00P (C)

THU | 5:30-8:00P (M)
 
ODD WEEKS
COUNSELING

By Appointment
ART GROUP

WED | 5:30-8:00P

WHAT WE DO

We, the members of RUCK-UP Inc., hereby associate and pledge to reach out to Veterans of Good Service, both peacetime and war, active and reserve components. Our purpose is to provide advocacy, consulting, mentoring, aid in times of need, and strengthen Veterans who are in crisis, disabled, or homeless. Our 3 pillars of service are:

Waiting Room

We understand the challenges that veterans face when navigating complex systems to receive the support they deserve. That's why we take pride in our efforts to assist New England Veterans in their interactions with local and state agencies. Our compassionate staff works tirelessly to help veterans with VA Service Connection claims and Social Security claims, primarily SSDI. We are committed to ensuring that all veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to, and we stand with them every step of the way.

Our organization provides various services to Veterans in need, including case management, food and clothing shelf operations for those who are homeless or in crisis. In the past 5 years, we have also provided Homelessness Prevention & Assistance Grants to Veterans in Crisis. ​ Please note that all assistance grant requests must include a Release Form, Budget Worksheet & copy of DD214, NGB22, orders, or VA confirmation of status.

We are dedicated to providing veterans with comprehensive care that includes peer support, one-on-one counseling, and group support for PTSD and AA. Our aim is to help veterans navigate their challenges in a meaningful, lasting, and healthy way.

WAYS TO GIVE

Ruck-Up not only values donations from our community—we depend on them. Ruck-Up is run entirely by volunteers, including veterans and friends and families of veterans - no one is paid for their work - ensuring that 100% of all donations go toward providing support to our Veterans. Our programs and services are offered at no cost to them. We are only able to do this thanks to help from generous people like you. When you support Veterans through donations, you ensure they receive the support they need to thrive. Every contribution makes an impact, so please do not hesitate to offer what you can.

If you are not able to contribute financially, please consider participating in our fundraising events or dropping off a pack of socks or canned goods for our vets in need. Even simply buying a cup of coffee for a Veteran can be the acknowledging gesture that makes a difference.

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