Burn Pits 360 is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to offer an independent burn pit exposure registry in which family members can record the names of warriors who served the nation but have passed away due to illnesses from toxic injury. We are entirely dedicated to improving post-deployment health outcomes for current and former military personnel, especially those who are suffering from emerging, complicated, or unexplained post-deployment health concerns arising from service in our post-9/11 wars and previous conflicts.
These invisible wounds of war include poorly understood injuries to the respiratory, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems, chronic pain, and certain rare cancers, as well as Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Toxic Brain Injury. Veterans face increasingly complex and debilitating health problems that have already left a growing number disabled, unable to work or deceased, and neither existing health clinics nor the Veterans Benefits Administration are adequately responsive to this growing crisis, despite clear association of wartime exposures with illness and injuries. In January of 2013 President Obama signed our burn pit registry bill into law. In 2017 & 2019 Burn Pits 360 hosted a Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C.. This year we launched a pilot Advocacy Program to deploy trained supporters to make change at the state and local level. In Texas, our Warrior Support Center stands as a place of refuge for Veterans with toxic war injuries and serves as our national headquarters.
We built an alliance with health experts, researchers, scientists, legal experts and doctors specializing in deployment related exposure to bring forth the newest data and recommendations regarding the effects of toxic exposure. For nearly a decade, we have been blessed with the committed volunteerism of war heroes and family members who lost loved ones to toxins of burn pit plumes, and their generous outpouring of effort driven by grief, to fulfill our unique mission of advocacy based on evidence.