Aiming For Zero – Veterans Suicide Shooting Competition
Aiming for Zero provides the national competitive shooting community a channel through which to focus their efforts to support ending veteran suicide. Individuals, groups or clubs hosted side stages, full matches and other creative methods at their local ranges. Active Heroes works with these ranges to target veterans who are struggling with awareness and trained peer mentors. Since a majority of suicides comes at the hand of a fire arm, it became a priority of Active Heroes to reach the veteran shooting community. It has proven to be very successful in supporting veterans within the community. We partnered with ranges that hosted over 1000 veterans, military family members and supporters.
Individuals, groups or clubs can register to host side stages, full matches or use any other creative method at their local ranges to raise funds for Active Heroes, a 501(c)(3) charity.
The ultimate purpose of Aiming for Zero is to reduce veteran suicide and assist Military Families by:
- Targeting struggling veterans within the competitive shooting community.
- Establishing camaraderie to cope with Post Traumatic Stress (anger, depression, loneliness, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies). Uniting veterans, families and supporters to care for each other in times of need.
- Training shooting clubs and ranges how to interact with suicidal veterans and the steps to assist them.
Aiming For Zero Sponsors
Justin Fitch – The Inspiration For Aiming For Zero
Help us continue Justin Fitch’s final mission by building camaraderie at your local competitions and events through Aiming for Zero. Justin was a tireless advocate for ending veteran suicide. He was an active participant in the shooting sports and found competing a positive outlet to meet other veterans, civilian supporters of our troops and raise awareness of veteran suicide. Be a part of his final mission and help us in Aiming for Zero. We can do this together by raising funds for Active Heroes’ programs!