Some very cool people are helping military veterans by bringing them the joys of geek culture and video gaming.
Stack Up is the name of the organization. They have a table outside Comic-Con, near the “pirate ship” behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Serving far from home or coming back into civilian life can be difficult for veterans. I’m sure you’ve heard the stories in the news. Or you have friends or family with experience. Feelings of isolation. Anxiety. Depression. Or worse.
Stack Up provides these veterans with community and fun!
They send video games to deployed troops; they offer veterans trips to cool geek culture events; they engage in community outreach; and they provide mental health support through online community.
It’s a uniquely awesome way to help those who’ve sacrificed.
If you want to learn more about Stack Up, and perhaps get connected, or help them out, click here!
If you’d like to view my coverage of Comic-Con so far, which includes hundreds of cool photographs, click here!