Gaming for Mental Health gets creative with it’s first annual “#BombersForHeroes” Holiday gift giving program for First Responders and Veterans

– For Immediate Release –

October 18th, 2021
Media Contact: Stephanie Owens
Email: contact@bettiesbombers.org

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Gaming for Mental Health gets creative with it’s first annual “#BombersForHeroes” Holiday gift giving program for First Responders and Veterans

Still in the throes of Covid-19 and a major mental health crisis, Gaming for Mental Health aims to make the holidays a little brighter for our heroes fighting to keep us safe and well.

Middletown, NJ – With First Responders Day on October 28th, Veterans Day on November 11th, and #GivingTuesday coming on November 30th, now is the perfect time to join Gaming for Mental Health (GFMH) to raise money to help us provide free support services for first responders and veterans mental health.

Gaming for Mental Health is inviting content creators everywhere – from Twitch streamers to YouTube creators and even TikTokers and Instagrammers – to join our movement to #BombTheStigma.

We are also launching our first annual #BombersForHeroes campaign to benefit Veterans and First Responders. We will randomly pick 50 recipients for a digital gift card valued at $100. You must be a veteran or first responder and be able to provide proof of service at the time you enter.

We have also partnered with Guardians Mental Health to give the winners a choice of one of two free mental health kits, the standard kit and a specially curated Neurodivergent kit. Each mental health kit concentrates on Gamer’s mental health, self-care and focuses on supporting an individual before, during and after gaming sessions.

“Gaming for Mental Health and Betties Bombers are excited to launch this new initiative for the first responder and veteran community. Though we are starting small this year, we hope to grow this initiative into something even bigger and better in the years to come.” Stephanie Owens, CEO Gaming for Mental Health 

Deadline to enter the giveaway is November 15th, 2021. Winners will be vetted and contacted directly. Gift cards will be distributed on or around December 15th.

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Frequently asked Questions

What is #BombersForHeroes?

#BombersForHeroes is our first annual holiday campaign and will become a permanent part of the Betties Battle Buddy program to help with unmet needs. We wanted to do something to give back and say, “thank you” for all the hard work and sacrifices that our first responder and military service community make for us everyday.

I’m new to this – How do I get involved?

There are so many things you can do! To get started, set up a fundraiser through our Tiltify link at tiltify.com/betties-bombers ! Corporate partners are welcome to participate too!

To raise money, you could run a live stream, talk about it in your YouTube or TikTok videos and share your unique Tiltify link in your videos and on social media to collect donations. You could dye your hair a strange color, shave your head, eat spicy food, or find your own way to generate  hype! Take the content you are currently making and bring Gaming for Mental Health into the conversation. 

How long does the campaign run for?

The campaign runs from now through the month of November, with spotlights on October 28th for First Responders Day, November 11th for Veterans Day and November 30th for Giving Tuesday.

Is content creation new for GFMH?

Content Creation for GFMH is not new, but we have really only scratched the surface on what can be done and we’d really like to do more.  There are so many talented individuals and groups out there making live content, creating videos, making content for TikTok, Instagram, etc. that has a huge impact on the world. That impact can be positive especially when used for good.

How can I donate?

You can donate cash directly through our Tiltify page which will allow us to purchase individual cards to hand out. You can also donate gift cards in various denominations from our charity list on Amazon Smile.

 What if I have questions?

You can reach out to our team by email: bombersforheroes@bettiesbombers.org, or join us on Guilded: https://guilded.gg/bettiesbombers 

About Gaming for Mental Health

Gaming for Mental Health is a peer support system for First Responders and Military service members. Through our program Operation Mutual Aid and peer support community Betties Bombers (a 501(c)3 nonprofit), we provide a positive social outlet utilizing video games to build camaraderie and establish a support system in the event of a crisis. Our two main goals are to stop stigma and prevent suicides. Learn more at gamingformentalhealth.org. Follow us on Twitter @MentalHealthGmr and Linkedin @GamingForMentalHealth

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