Renee from 1-800-PACK-RAT has provided a guest post for my blog on the Wounded Warrior’s Soldier Ride. Renee was not only raised in the military, but also served herself. Thank you Renee for this post 🙂
I hope to be able to attend the Soldier Ride in Nashville tomorrow. One of my friend’s husband’s will be riding in it. I will blog about that next week.
Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride
Most anyone would find a 3 to 5 day cycling event challenging. Now imagine if you were making that ride in spite of a physical injury. But that is just what happens across the nation, as injured service members participate in the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride. The Soldier Ride provides a supportive environment in which injured service members of all abilities can train for and participate in an adaptive cycling event. The Soldier Ride not only gives wounded warriors a chance to regain confidence and physical and mental strength, but it draws public support and awareness for the brave men and women who have been injured serving our country and the challenges they now face in their daily lives.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a national non-profit and non-partisan group whose mission is to honor and empower our injured service members. As many of those service members return stateside and try to readjust to life back home, the Wounded Warrior Project provides support to help them heal and become stronger both physically and mentally. The organization’s purpose is to raise public awareness and support for the needs of injured service men and women, provide a foundation to help those men and women support each other and provide unique services and programs for those individuals. The Soldier Ride is one of those unique initiatives and an opportunity for wounded warriors, volunteers and supporters from all walks of life to come together to honor the men and women who selflessly serve our country.
Since 2007, 1-800-PACK-RAT has been proud to be a continued supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and the Soldier Rides. PACK-RAT provides storage support and transportation during those Soldier Rides. “We have been honored to help military personnel store and move their belongings between deployments and after their tours have ended. It is fitting that we would help our treasured veterans move their equipment between the Wounded Warriors’ Soldier Rides,” explains CEO, Bob Poirier.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.