This project is dedicated to the memory of Ed Homeyer. Mykel met Ed in the Special Forces Qualification Course, right after 9/11. They spent a lot of time as a team during Robin Sage, the unique Guerrilla Warfare phase of training. He was a good man, friend, brother, and warrior.
Rest in Peace, Ed. You are loved and missed. Mission accomplished.
Get Combat Veterans involved with their Communities in a way that their Combat Experience could be of benefit to their Community when and if disaster should strike.
Have one person from a neighborhood community VOLUNTEER some of their time to speak to groups of Vets about what they could do as volunteers helping local emergency responders.
Have dedicated people within a neighborhood who know their area work in tandem with local emergency responders and these Vets, now meaningfully purposed as “Community Sentinels.”
Requires a person or persons who does not need funds or funding and has time to speak with local authorities about providing instruction on how the community can best help them.
COMMUNITY SENTINELS is not for profit, no one should make money off this. Community Sentinels is not for sale, this concept is a social template for everyone to use. PLEASE ADOPT and ADAPT. This is a living vision that will only be made better by the handiwork of others and as each group participates, they will own and improve it. There are no badges, uniforms, awards, or status associated with these silent heroes. Trainers, sponsors, and participants are all in it for one reason: to help their fellow man.
The Community Sentinels are intended to be Silent Heroes. No one need know they are there until they're needed and then their work shows. They need not be intrusive on the Community and the Community need not be obligated to the Sentinel; they co-exist, unimpeded but evervigilant and ready to help when the unexpected worst may happen.
I am a Combat Veteran, I have experienced PTSD and I have a Masters in Psychology. I do not say this will fix, solve, remedy, or change anything. What I do say is that there is no wrong in trying to do good and in trying to help others; the Vets, the ERP’s, and our neighbors. I thank everyone whom adopts and adapts this concept as well as those whom support and participate in this mission to do good. This is only an idea, and it’s only power is in the people. But what a mighty power that can be if we believe.
If we do save or change one life, then we have done much. God Bless.