THE RDM FOUNDATION
In order to impact the lives of many Marines, like Ryan Masters, we have created the RDM Foundation to raise money and awareness to better assist Marines transitioning back to civilian life as well as continued efforts around suicide awareness.
The RDM Foundation was established in memory of Corporal Ryan D. Masters with the mission of positively impacting veterans through fundraising and awareness campaigns focused on suicide prevention and the transition back to civilian life for servicemen and servicewomen.
If we can prevent one veteran suicide, we will have done what we set out to do. We will not stop working until veterans have access to adequate services and resources that support their needs.
Our goal is to financially support organizations, both locally and nationally, that focus on these initiatives that will have a lasting impact on Marine and Marine families lives. Donations have been made to Mission 22 and VetsRoll.
In the last year, our board members agreed to shift our focus from national organizations to our local community, and the veterans who are struggling in our own neighborhoods. We are in the process of developing our own program to serve veterans in the Rockford, Illinois area.