22 Veterans Suicide Awareness Association

Our Mission

To Bring Awareness, to help Prevent Suicide and Support Veterans and their Families from the Invisible Wounds of War

We will have a Nacho Bar on Friday Feb 21st from 5-7 and also on Saturday Feb 22nd 6-8 at the American Legion here in Council Bluffs. Open to the public. Hope to see you there

Hello everyone. We still have pullovers and zip up hoodies for sale. This is what we have left. If you would like one, send me an  email  KyleMaher64@gmail.com




They are $25.00

Pullovers: Zip ups:
Small = 4. Small = 5
Med. = 5. Med. = 5
Large = 3. Large = 3
XL = 2. XL = 4
2X = 2. 2X = 4
3X = 4. 3X = 2

We also have T-shirts for $10.00
Small, Med, Large, XL, 2X and 3X


Our association  is about raising awareness and support , that 22 Veterans  commit suicide every day. That’s 22 to many.  We were founded in 2015 by Dave Smelser (USMC) and Joyce Eccles the first two years we did a 22 mile walk( hump) , we have since  changed  to a 2.2 mile  walk and added a poker run that takes place in September  each year. We are a Council  Bluffs   nonprofit agency section 501(c)(3) association all money raised stays right  here in Iowa.


We have signs Click to See.

Click to Hear Adam Carr speak about a Soldiers Raw Heart

Adam Carr Talks about his Military Life. injuries, to pain killers and suicide