Badges & Backpacks 1st Expedition
Organized by: Travis Seal
Badges & Backpacks is raising funds to officially apply for our 501c3 status and to begin planning our 1st expedition. Our goal is to sponsor 10 first responders, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or Acute Stress Disorder, for our Colorado Trail Expedition in 2017. For more information, visit www.badgesandbackpacks.org.
Badges & Backpacks' mission is to allow those who protect and serve our communities to step off the streets and into nature. Our vision is to provide police, firefighters, and medical personnel with the opportunity to experience nature therapy.
Badges & Backpacks supports the men and women who make up our local police departments, fire departments, and emergency medical personnel. First responders endure stressful careers. Often times these local heros go unrecognized, as do the mental health stresses they live with from selflessley dedicating themselves to the safety and welfare of their communities.
Badges & Backpacks' aim is to assist the first responders around the country through a program that provides them the equipment and experience to benefit from nature therapy. It is Badges & Backpacks' belief that through hiking and other outdoor activities, we can give the men and women who protect and serve our communities the tools to find some relief and "Step off the Streets."