The Aberdeen Area Community Foundation made a $1,000 grant to DTOM 22/0, the Warner-based veteran therapy center. The suicide-prevention ranch uses equine therapy to neutralize stressors for veterans. The grant helped to replace revenue lost due to fundraising efforts that were cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.
DTOM is a military acronym that stands for Don’t Tread On Me. The meaning dates back to 1775, when the American Navy used it as the first Navy Jack. The 22 stands for the recognized average of 22 veterans per day being killed by suicide. The 0 represents the organization’s goal to eliminate veteran suicide.