Betties Bombers Social Community

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Betties Bombers is the heart and voice of Gaming for Mental Health

Our Social Community

We support GMH by spreading awareness in our local community; working with local mental health and social service organizations to connect with resources; and hosting meet ups for first responders and veterans to make social connections.

Our primary service area is the greater NY-NJ Metropolitan area and Eastern PA, Washington DC, and CT. Our online services are available to anyone within the Continental US and Canada.

Anyone who supports First Responders and Veterans, or has an interest in advocating for mental health and suicide prevention is welcome to join Betties Bombers community. We support those who support us and have many opportunities for you to get involved and help us further our mission.

Due to Covid-19, in-person events and social meet-ups have been suspended until we can gather safely. Please utilize the online resources available below.

Event Calendar

Apr
18
Sun
National Volunteer Week
Apr 18 – Apr 24 all-day
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Gaming for Mental Health aims to do just that through our community Betties Bombers. We are a passionate group of video gamers who support First Responders (Police, Fire, EMS) and Military Veterans to promote and advocate for mental wellness utilizing video games. Many of us are or have been First Responders or have served in the military ourselves. We know first hand how video games help us and how being a member of a community of like-minded people offers us a place to socialize and be ourselves without judgement. Turn your passion for gaming into action and support Gaming for Mental Health and our initiative to promote positive mental wellness with video gaming for First Responders and Veterans through Gaming for Mental health. Join us an be our player 2! We are always looking for like minded individuals to help out. Visit https://bettiesbombers.org/network/ to learn more. Follow Us!
May
1
Sat
Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1 – May 31 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about mental health all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

May
4
Tue
National Fire Appreciation Day
May 4 all-day

How to Observe ​National Fire Appreciation Day

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  1. Say thanks

    Whether it’s getting your family to write personalized thank you cards or baking some cookies to deliver to your local fire house. There are many ways to share your gratitude with those who put their lives on the line for us.

  2. Raise money

    Make a donation to our organization so that we can spread awareness of what we do with the firefighter community. Help us those who sacrifice for us.

    Donate Now

    Want to hold a fundraiser for us? Contact us and we will help you get set up.

  3. Volunteer

    Donate your own time and support. You don’t need to be a hero — just help when you can. Contact us to see if we are in your area or how you can help.

    Follow Us!

 

 

May
15
Sat
Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 15 all-day
May
16
Sun
National EMS Week
May 16 – May 22 all-day

How to Observe ​National EMS Week

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  1. Say thanks

    Whether it’s getting your family to write personalized thank you cards or baking some cookies to deliver to your local rescue squad. There are many ways to share your gratitude with those who go beyond the call.

  2. Raise money

    Make a donation to our organization so that we can spread awareness of what we do with the EMS community. Help us to help those who sacrifice for us.

    Want to hold a fundraiser for us? Contact us and we will help you get set up.

  3. Volunteer

    Donate your own time and support. You don’t need to be a hero — just help when you can. Contact us to see if we are in your area or how you can help.

    Follow Us!

May
31
Mon
Memorial Day – Moment of Silence
May 31 @ 3:00 PM – 3:01 PM

The National Moment of Remembrance was established as an act of Congress that asks Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time to reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day.

Please join us at 3PM EST to observe a moment of silence for the ones who did not come home from service to our nation. May they forever Rest in Peace.

 


 

PRESIDENT CLINTON:
CALLING ON ALL AMERICANS TO JOIN IN A NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE

“As we contemplate the comforts and blessings of our lives and the well-being of our nation, I ask you to pause just for a moment to remember those who gave their lives to protect the values that give meaning to our lives.”

President Bill Clinton
May 31, 1999

The National Moment of Remembrance program was established to remind Americans of the sacrifices made by members of the Armed Forces as well as others who have died as a result of service to this nation. Americans around the world should pause and remember these heroes in a symbolic act of unity.

  • Objectives:
    • To raise Americans’ awareness of the honorable contributions made by those who died while defending our nation.
    • To encourage all Americans to honor those who died as a result of service to this nation by pausing for one minute at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day.

Source: https://clintonwhitehouse4.archives.gov/remembrance/index.html

Jun
1
Tue
National PTSD Awareness Month
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

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Sep
1
Wed
National Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

 

We will be spreading awareness about suicide prevention all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

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Sep
10
Fri
World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 10 all-day

We have partnered with Take 5 to Save Lives for the second year in a row! See this blog post for details https://bettiesbombers.org/take-5-on-world-suicide-prevention-day-2020/

We will also be spreading awareness about mental health all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

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Sep
17
Fri
New Jersey State Firemen’s Convention and Parade @ Wildwoods Convention Center
Sep 17 – Sep 18 all-day

The Five Mile Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Association is proud to present for the thirtieth year in the Wildwood’s, the NJ Fire Expo.

Firetrucks from around the state will be displayed in the Wildwoods Convention Center parking lots and merchandise vendors can be found across the street at Fox Park.

A special fireworks display will take place Friday night at 9 p.m. on the beach at Pine Avenue and a Firemen’s Parade will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. along New Jersey Avenue, from Cresse Avenue in Wildwood Crest, proceeding north to 20th Avenue in North Wildwood.

Online Community & Support

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Our Discord server is where you connect online with other like minded people who enjoy video gaming. We also have a private peer support area in this server. We are currently filling positions for game night hosts, community admins, and peer specialists. Click the Discord logo to join.

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Our private Operation Mutual Aid Peer Support Facebook Group is available to members of our Operation Mutual Aid peer support community. We are currently looking to fill peer specialist positions and community admins for this group.