Who We Are

Overview

Founded by Hammond Meredith and Jon Krashna, Sabot Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Trust created with one goal in mind: to support Veterans and combat veterans and their transition to civilian life. To achieve that goal, the foundation supports our Veterans by inspiring life-long connections through participation in a variety of holistic, wellness and alternative opportunities.

A series of studies that covered suicides from 1999 to 2021, show that roughly 17- 22 veterans were succumbing to suicide per day, which is one every 65 minutes. On September 17, 2022, a new Joint Study was released by the America’s Warrior Partnership (AWP). The research was completed by Duke University and the University of Alabama and they found that the number of veterans’ suicides was as high as forty-four (44) suicides per day – more than double the number of previous studies. After a review of the data from eight (8) states, the Study’s researchers determined that the undercounting of veteran suicides stemmed from human error and other factors that caused many deaths to be miscategorized. Sabot’s prime focus is, and has always been, on suicide awareness and suicide prevention.

The traumas that PTS, MST, MTBI, CTE and other conditions experienced by veterans can often only be understood by those who have gone through it themselves. Through our various outreach efforts, we focus on the comradery needed to support our veterans and make sure they know they’re not alone.

The Foundation is dedicated to supporting veterans through comprehensive health and wellness programs to combat the effects of PTS, CTE, and MTBI while educating the public about the impact of these conditions. Additionally, we provide opportunities to improve their quality of life through their transition to civilian life and/or sustaining a balanced lifestyle. Our Operation Homecoming program goes one step further and assists “at-risk” veterans with permanent housing.

Sabot Foundation supports other foundations with similar goals, as well as educational institutions whose missions falls directly in line with our mission – not only to promote awareness but to make it actionable for veterans. The Foundation also utilizes existing relationships with artists, musicians, public figures and the motor sports community in order to mix the genres together. This exclusive approach makes Sabot Foundation a leader in constructive social change with a unique angle in business, providing resources to veterans that will directly aid in their well-being.

In memory of Sgt. Stephen Jackel Jr. US Army, Afghanistan – Iraq  PH – ARCOM – AAM ~ June 22, 1979 – January 3, 2018