KMBC News Does Story On Hickory Hills

As seen on KSHB:


A local man never served in the military, but is serving those who did. Orin Jackson is the Chairman/Founder of Hickory Hills Veterans Lodge, in Green City, Missouri. It’s a way for him to make a difference, one life at a time.

“By the time they leave, they’re a whole different person,” said Orin Jackson, a lifetime builder. Jackson partnered with dozens of corporations and individual donors from Kansas City to Saint Louis to start the Hickory Hills Veterans Lodge, a 501(c)3. “What we do is offer the help and support, the hand up, to strengthen the ongoing recovery process for the Veterans,” said Jackson during a recent trip to the lodge, located in Sullivan County.



You can also see an interview with Orin on KSHB :

KC man builds lodge for veterans battling PTSD

We were lucky enough to have 41 Action News in Kansas City do a story on Hickory Hills!

he sounds of the battlefield are often triggers for the post-traumatic stress disorder that veterans bring back home after their service.

A Kansas City man, who isn’t a veteran himself, wants to provide a place for veterans struggling to escape that burden – at least for a little while.

At Hickory Hills Veterans Lodge, it gets pretty loud. Veterans are welcome to bring their own firearms and shoot with their fellow warriors.

Sometimes, combating PTSD isn’t a quiet thing….