Skip to content
derekholden's profile image - click for profile

Derek Holden's Fundraiser:

Sigma Nu 2014 Trekking for the Troops

Derek's Photo

BENEFITING: PATHWAY HOME INC

EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2014

Derek Holden

THE STORY:

In the wake of the tragedies that have shaken the world as of late, it is easy to find ourselves temporarily losing hope, feeling alienated, and worrying that we have no control over our lives. For many of our veterans, however, this feeling is all too familiar:

• One third of soldiers experience some degree of Post Traumatic Stress
• In the next 24 hours, an average of 18 veterans will commit suicide
• More active duty soldiers died by their own hand than in combat in 2012

The men of Sigma Nu at the University of California, Davis have made it their mission to raise awareness of these startling statistics and begin the journey of cutting them down. In an effort to show solidarity for the physical duress that soldiers endure as well as symbolize the long, difficult journey of returning home, fifteen brothers will embark on what will be their third annual trek along the John Muir trail in Northern California. Starting September 14th, these men will go “Trekking for Troops” over 100 miles in eleven days, culminating their journey by summiting Mount Whitney in honor of our forgotten veterans.

By teaming up with The Pathway Home, a center that focuses on providing resources and support for soldiers suffering from PTSD and other post-battle ailments, the brothers of Sigma Nu have dedicated their trek and the funds that it will raise to improving care for veterans in their own community. Each brother has pledged to raise $1,000 for the Pathway Home, and has also made it their personal goal to spread awareness of the struggles that our veterans face daily that often go unnoticed.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$650

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Kyle Wright

    $10

  • Chad Hawkins

    $100

  • Jay Rentz

    $250

  • Kasey & Julia Haws

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Duane & Christina Mottar

    $50

  • Tristyne White

    $10

  • Inez Everett

    $15

  • Aunt Chris

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gillespie

    $25

  • Seidy Ucan

    $15

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

65% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $650 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Kyle Wright

Amount Raised

$475

 

48% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elijah Ontiveros

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Andy Jones

Amount Raised

$25

Fundraiser Title

Derek Holden

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Spencer Pignotti

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Jason Vawter

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Seidy Ucan

Seidy Ucan

DONATION: $15

Way to go Elijah! Prayers and good wishes for your team! 4 years ago

Gillespie

Gillespie

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Aunt Chris

Aunt Chris

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Inez Everett

Inez Everett

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Tristyne White

Tristyne White

DONATION: $10

Thanks for being such a gentleman and offering your assistance in carrying my school items to my classroom on 9/8/2014. You are an impressive young man! Good thoughts and prayers to your team for a safe and successful journey! 4 years ago

Duane & Christina Mottar

Duane & Christina Mottar

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kasey & Julia Haws

Kasey & Julia Haws

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jay Rentz

Jay Rentz

DONATION: $250

4 years ago