URB, inc. Connecting with Charitable Causes: June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and is intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD, reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, and for URB it is also to help veterans suffering from the invisible wounds caused by PTSD.

In Chicago, URB is continuing its efforts to be of service to the veterans transitioning through the Eddie Beard Vet House by using a vegetable garden to offer stress relief and an opportunity for veterans to engage with each other, creating a sense of belonging and connectedness while also providing a source of physical exercise and nutritious food.

URB, inc. president Brian Urbanowski comments “It’s rewarding to be a part of an effort that is making a tangible difference in the lives of veterans. Helping veterans over the past several years has inspired me also to use my resources to connect others with charitable causes in Chicago.”

URB inc helping veterans

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people (not just veterans and active military personnel) develop after seeing or living through an event that caused or threatened serious harm or death. PTSD may result in sleep problems, irritability, anger, recurrent dreams about the trauma, intense reactions to reminders of the trauma, disturbances in relationships, and isolation. Some people may recover a few months after the event, but for others, it may take years. For some, PTSD may begin long after the events occur. However, PTSD can be treated.

To learn more please visit Help Raise PTSD Awareness – PTSD: National Center for PTSD (va.gov)

Eddie Beard Vet House is part of Inner Voice Chicago Homeless Veterans Housing Program providing male Veterans experiencing homelessness with a safe, comfortable environment where they can live for up to 24 months. Residents enjoy room and board, case management, and supportive services as they prepare for the next steps on their journeys.

Brian Urbanowski is hopeful his and his company’s charitable efforts at the Eddie Beard Vet House will increase awareness about PTSD and the needs of veterans.

URB, inc. Director of Partnerships Jonn Blazey is heading the company’s philanthropic activities like the Eddie Beard Vet House vegetable garden and serving as a qualifying conduit for others to connect with charitable causes in Chicago prescreened by him.

Jonn will gladly answer questions and respond to your interest in connecting with charitable causes in Chicago.

Jonn Blazey
Director of Partnerships
(702) 205-2104