2nd Annual SockHop

Our 2nd Annual Sock Hop is coming up quickly so get your tickets today!!

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Wounded Heroes Documentary Screening

Sunday, Nov. 7th at 2 pm.
Christ Fellowship
10250 SW Village Parkway
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Please RSVP to Deb@DDS4Vets.org

If you are a veteran, 1st responder, or a family member dealing with PTSD, please attend this event. It can be life-changing. All churches are invited to attend so you can get the information to your members.



Meet & Greet with Michael Gier

Come out to Tutto Fresco to enjoy an evening with Director/Producer/ Actor Michael Gier. Gier is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary ‘Wounded Heroes’. We are asking for a $20 donation at the door. Appetizers will be served.

Believe in the Mission Gala in St. Lucie Voice

Our Believe in the Mission Gala is in this week’s Oct. 28th issue of St. Lucie Voice.

2021 Annual Gala – Believe in the Mission

DDS4Vets, Inc. Presents their Annual Believe in the Mission Fundraiser!


Join us for cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. A veteran will receive a service dog from the funds raised.

Please note that this is a Formal Attire event!



Click here to see Special Guests




Busch Family Foundation  


Wounded Heroes Screening with Director Michael Gier

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a diagnosis that can be cured with prescription drugs as a band-aid…yet that is how we have been medically treating those suffering from it. Michael Gier, producer and director created the ‘Wounded Heroes’ documentary which features life-changing options for how we treat our veterans and first responders before they become a suicide statistic.

DDS4Vets and Michael Gier are hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Wounded Heroes’ at Christ Fellowship’s Port St. Lucie Campus. The free screening is available to the first 200 to RSVP and will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs, approximately 8 million adults suffer from PTSD in any given year. Statistics show different rates of PTSD depending on the war with Vietnam veterans at 30%. It is not only veterans suffering from these high rates of PTSD. The rate of first responders with PTSD is also at about 30%. These include police officers, dispatchers, firefighters, and EMT’s.

Gier states, “Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) among our veterans is a serious problem with over 20 veterans a day taking their lives by suicide. And just like veterans; firefighters, police officers, and other first responders not only deal with PTS, but they also have very high suicide rates”. Medications can be a band-aid for these wounds, but they do not cure them. Mental health specialists are pushing for PTSD to be called PTS as it is not a disorder but an injury that can be healed. Gier’s mission was to find successful alternative treatments that not only give these heroes their lives back but also change the stigma associated with it.

Deb Doherty, the founder of DDS4Vets, undertook the task of helping those suffering from PTSD after losing her brother. Doherty aims to connect veterans in need to the services they were promised when they enlisted. Many of our veterans are unaware of or do not know how to access the services they are entitled to. DDS4Vets, which stands for Dedicated, Devoted Solutions for Veterans, offers help free of charge to veterans and first responders in Florida, with the main focus on the Treasure Coast.

If you are a veteran, 1st responder, or a family member dealing with PTSD, please join us for this event. It can be life-changing. To RSVP, please email Deb@DDS4Vets.org.

DDS4Vets is a 501c3, not-for-profit organization that raises funds to provide service animals to veterans and helps to bridge the gap between veterans and the services they are entitled to receive. Our mission is to bring positive, lasting solutions to our military veterans and their families.

July Meet & Greet

Lift Our Veterans!

St. Lucie Mets Ruck

Doyougivearuck with ruck onto the field, while escorting a World War 2 veteran to the mound for the first pitch. This game is part of the Military Appreciation Night with the Mets.

Operation Shell Shock



Operation Shell Shock is an event by DoYouGiveARuck.

This event will be a 20-mile coordinated ruck march from two convenient locations, Vero Beach City Hall and Port Saint Lucie City Hall. The two groups will march from those locations simultaneously to Fort Pierce City Hall in an effort to bring awareness to PTSD and Veteran Suicide. Both groups will launch at the same time and end at the same rally point, at the same time.
This event is open to civilians and Veterans. We will rest every 5 miles. If you can’t ruck the full 20 miles and want to ruck just a portion of it, you will be able to use the rest locations as drop off or pick up locations. This event is free to participate in and open to all age groups and those physically fit to march this distance. The march route will travel down beautiful A1A and will proceed rain or shine. This event is closed to sponsors.
This event is to honor our brothers and sisters who struggle with PTSD and for those who have lost the fight to PTSD. If you have lost a family member or friend and wish to honor them in this event, we ask that you submit their name to us or provide a ribbon with bearing their name that we can attach to our packs. We will also ask for names of friends and family members who are struggling with PTSD to attach them to our packs as well. To submit the names please email us at doyougivearuck@gmail.com.
Packing List:
1 pair of extra shoes/boots
1 change of non-chafing clothing
4 pairs of socks
1 pack of mole skin
Assorted snacks
Charging packs for phone
1 Assault Pack/Ruck Sack
Wear non friction clothing (Avoid Cotton)
Plan to brave the elements (We live in Florida)
Water Provided by #DoYouGiveARuck?
Food donation provided by : Skis Hideaway and FIT Fixins
Event Photography By: Norair Photography and Crystal Speirs Photography
Event Patches Donated By: Kona Ice of White City
Event Cups Donated by: #DoYouGiveARuck? Member
After Party provided by: Hop Life Brewing Company
Escorts provided by: Treasure Coast Jeep, Nam Knights MC, Men At Arms MC, Enforcers MC, and #DoYouGiveARuck? Volunteers.
Must complete the full 20 miles to obtain free meal, patch, and cup. Packing List is final. There is no required weight outside of that unless you want to carry more.
To bypass waiver day of event. Please click on the link below.