11.05.2010

The Soldier Ride (Wounded Warrior Project)


My guest blogger from yesterday, Renee, also sent me this info on The Soldier Ride and 1800PackRat's involvement in that project. Included is some great information and links so be sure to check it all out!

Wounded Warriors Gain Strength and Confidence through Soldier Ride

More than 30,000 men and women in our armed forces have been wounded in the past 9 years of involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Every injured person returning home must not only adjust to life after a deployment, but every day life within the context of that injury.  It can be a heartbreaking struggle for those individuals and their families.  The rehabilitation programs and support networks those injured men and women participate in will have a huge impact on the rest of their lives.   

The Soldier Ride, an initiative of The Wounded Warrior Project, gives wounded veterans all over the nation an opportunity to regain strength and confidence through training for and participating in an adaptive cycling event.  The Soldier Ride events provide a collaborative environment in which wounded warriors support each other to become stronger both mentally and physically.  The events, typically 3 to 5 days long, are the first major physical endeavor for many of the veterans since returning home.  The Soldier Ride events bring together veterans of all abilities, families, cyclists and supporters from all over the country and raise much-needed public awareness for the challenges these wounded men and women must face every day.   

To see a listing of national tour rides, donate or learn more about the Solider Ride, visit http://sr.woundedwarriorproject.org.  To get involved and learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org, call Natalia Rankine-Galloway at (212) 629-8881, or email nrg@woundedwarriorproject.org.

The Wounded Warrior Project is a national organization whose purpose is to raise public awareness and support for the needs of those who have been injured serving our country.  The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization aims to help injured men and women aid and assist each other and provides unique programs and services to meet their needs. 

1-800-PACK-RAT, a moving and portable storage company, has been a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project since 2007.  PACK-RAT provides transportation and storage support during the organization’s Soldier Rides. 

1-800-PACK-RAT is a moving and portable storage company that has proudly helped families with their military moving and storage needs between deployments, when they PCS and when they retire and separate from the military.
 

2 comments:

Julie the Army Wife said...

My friend's husband rode in the one here and we went to go see him off. It was such a neat thing!

Team Mama said...

UnderArmor is doing a big Wounded Warrior fundraiser in conjunction with the football game this weekend. They did an UnderArmor black and cammo shirt for the teams to wear, which will be auctioned off online after the game- all proceeds going to Wounded Warrior. They are also selling them in the U bookstore- and apparently they are FLYING off the shelves! A very nice project I think! Kudos to UnderArmor!!!