Battle Buddy Response Team

Traveling the USA to help Veterans and their Families

aka Battle Buddy Response Team   |   Martinsburg, WV   |  http://BattleBuddyResponseTeam.org

Mission

Serving Veterans and their families.

Notes from the nonprofit

The seed for BBRT was planted after the founder, Samuel Rock, did an impromptu welfare check on a fellow combat veteran. That veteran later said, “If you hadn’t checked on me, I wouldn’t be here today.” The impact of that event became the catalyst for the Battle Buddy service that has since been refined and expanded.

Ruling year info

2020

Board of Director, President, and Executive Director

Samuel Rock

Main address

170 Aviation Way Suite 101

Martinsburg, WV 25405 USA

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EIN

83-4548981

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Management & Technical Assistance (R02)

Search and Rescue Services (M23)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Statistics show that an average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, a staggering number that demonstrates the need for organizations like the Battle Buddy Response Team. The 501(c)(3) charity does not charge for its services, but relies solely on donations and sponsorships.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide

We travel to the doorsteps of Veterans and their families all over the USA to stop suicide in the lives of veterans and their families. We also advocate when needed for all our veterans and their families.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We did not go full operational till January 2020. In 2019 we helped two young children and their mother with home goods. This veteran family lost everything they had and we replaced what was needed.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Veterans, Children and youth

Related Program

Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Veterans, Children and youth

Related Program

Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of reports written/published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Children and youth

Related Program

Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We like to note that what is conducted here at BBRT is confidential and we would like to continue that so others may rely on us and what we do. We do not need the public spotlight.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Stop and Prevent All Veteran Suicide

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Again, we went full operational 01/2020 and have helped 124 families since that time.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Team is working nonstop to ensure the safety of all veterans and their family members. They will not stop until their mission of “Stopping and Preventing All Veteran Suicide” is completed.

Statistics show that an average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, a staggering number that demonstrates the need for organizations like the Battle Buddy Response Team. The 501(c)(3) charity does not charge for its services, but relies solely on donations and sponsorships.

When a “BBRT Deploy Team” form is completed, a member of the team first conducts multiple safety checks to ensure the client is safe. Because all team members are military veterans and family members of veterans, they understand the stress and confusion that veterans sometimes experience.

Team Members are ready to deploy 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year across the United States to perform welfare checks when a concerned party reaches out.

We have accomplished 89 successful Deployments with one Team in five months. We have helped from mental health to veteran advocacy. We will work towards growth as our formula is working well, we need more funding for more vehicles, paid staff, and office space. These families and veterans that we helped most of them was suffering from mental health disabilities and they would tell you we saved their lives and others.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Battle Buddy Response Team

Board of directors
as of 9/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Samuel Rock

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/19/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.