My goal in all this is to be an inspiration to others, and I am always amazed at the generosity I've encountered from friends and strangers alike. Much of my expedition costs have been donated and I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have. Without those donations, I would never have been able to accomplish these experiences.
I want to do everything I can to help other veterans get through tough times and prevent the negative statistics. Below are some of the awesome causes I believe in and that help support veterans and their families.
OneTeam Colgan Foundation
OneTeam Colgan Foundation, formerly American 300, is a non-profit dedicated to placing mentors with military members currently serving around the world, promoting 'Real World' - Resilient Mindsets. Through personal connections and a better understanding of what it means to be 'resilient' our Armed Forces members become better prepared to take on life's challenges.
Creativets is a non-profit founded by Marine Corps Veteran Richard Casper. The programs provide healing opportunities for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) through art and music. Having gone through the program myself, I was truly changed by this program, and met lifelong friends in the process.
Stop Soldier Suicide
Each day 22 veterans take their own life. Stop Soldier Suicide is a non-profit focused on military suicide prevention. Stop Soldier Suicide works 1-on-1 with troops, veterans and military families to help navigate the maze of services, programs and assistance available. They find the right resources for your specific needs and track an individuals progress for two years.