David Sutton, founder and President of One Call Away is an Army Infantry veteran with a passion for helping today’s military veterans who suffer from the invisible wounds of combat. As a member of the Patriot Guard Riders David participated in a number of military funerals in New England. He was struck by the staggering number of military veterans who died as a result of suicide. “There’s gotta be something we can do” was the thought that motivated David to seek a way to help these people who struggled with psychological problems. David is a hands-on guy who owns David Sutton Heating, a company that installs and services heating and cooling systems. That spirit of getting things done drove him to gather friends from the Patriot Guard Riders and others to form a foundation that gives hands-on help to individuals who isolate themselves from established care-giving organizations like the VA.
The mission of One Call Away is to directly affect the lives of veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The foundation aids in PTSD awareness and to further aid in the prevention of veteran’s suicide.
The foundation wishes to help grow the general public’s awareness of PTSD, to further the aid in prevention of veteran’s suicide and to provide direct financial support when needed. One Call Away will accomplish this mission by providing a hotline to receive calls from veterans in distress. Once contact has been made our goal is to provide a risk free environment by offering anonymous peer support on an individual and group basis and to be able to provide financial support for those in recovery.