At Operation Combat Bikesaver we build bikes with Heroes for Heroes. At no cost to the participant and they get to keep the finished products.
We believe that breathing new life into tarnished motorcycles by honing in on learned skill sets will relinquish the deafening grasp PTSD / TBI / Depression has on Veterans and First Responders. By creating distinctive works of art, those candidates can give back to others suffering in a brotherhood of unity, targeting relief to the chaos of one's own mind.
They will be introduced to building, fabricating, welding and painting to resurrect something that was once damaged and forgotten into something new and truly unique.
We have lost way too many to PTSD / TBI and Depression. All of us here at Operation Combat Bikesaver have lost someone to the after effects of defending their country and community. We would love nothing more than to help our Heroes return to feeling normal again.
Operation Combat Bikesaver provides a workshop for Veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression. This workshop includes trained individuals skilled in various areas of Motorcycle fabrication, restoration, and customization to help teach candidates that there is more to life than negativity. Once the project is completed by the candidate, it is theirs to keep or donate to another candidate of their choosing.
The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
a) to provide instruction on various aspects of customizing a motorcycle to persons with PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.
b) to provide facilities, equipment, trained individuals, safe environment, and family atmosphere for participants to engage in an escape or distraction from the effects of suffering from PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression.
c) to provide opportunities for participants to engage in recreational, team building, self-worth, satisfaction of accomplishing something they thought they never could by building something from nothing.
d) to be a “big brother” of sorts to these participants.
e) to lower suicide rates amongst the combat veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and or TBI.
f) to sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote PTSD and/or TBI and/or depression, Veterans, Police Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Firefighters themed.
There are some amazing things in life that can truly put anyone on the path to finding that happiness again. Here at OCB we would love nothing more than to show you how to obtain that happiness through creative projects in a likeminded Veteran / First Responder family atmosphere. Heroes that have completed the program have the opportunity to share what they have learned with others just starting the program. Sharing these newly obtained skills combined with a restored comradery that truly gives a sense of security and brotherhood are some of the most fulfilling things that truly heal the mind and soul.
On behalf of all of us here at Operation Combat Bikesaver, we thank you for your time and consideration. No one gets left behind.
Jason Zaideman "Cray. Z"
Chairman of the Board / President
Founder / US Army Engineer Vet / Bike Builder
Operation Combat Bikesaver