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VFW Mental Wellness Campaign

A graduate of Princeton University, Matthew Hamory serves as a managing director in the retail practice at AlixPartners in Boston, Massachusetts. Alongside his work in strategy and operations consulting, Matthew Hamory contributes to community organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

A nonprofit organization with roots dating back to 1899, VFW brings veterans together to support each other and advocates in the community for respect for veterans. The organization particularly focuses on the mental health of veterans through its Mental Wellness Campaign, which seeks to address the needs of veterans thinking about suicide.

Statistics place suicide rates for veterans at 20 per day. VFW wants to change that statistic by encouraging community connections and providing intervention efforts. The organization also seeks to raise awareness through partnerships with organizations such as Campaign to Change Direction, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Give an Hour, One Mind, and Patie…