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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With an estimated 20 U.S. military veterans taking their lives every day, a Jacksonville-based group hopes to make that troubling trend a thing of the past, and they’re challenging you to get involved.

As part of Positively Jax, News4Jax is teaming up with The Fire Watch to achieve that objective. The goal is to equip volunteers with the knowledge and training to identify veterans in crisis and connect them with the resources and agencies that are available to help.

Nick Howland, executive director of The Fire Watch, said the organization’s mission is simple: to put a stop to veteran suicide in Northeast Florida. The key pillar of that effort is the Watch Stander program. Continue reading here…

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