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SORR - Slow Old Rangers Running

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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

ORGANIZER: Don

EVENT: Run Ranger Run IV

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016

Beth Kingston

THE STORY:

Veterans continue to battle record high levels of unemployment, under-employment,  homelessness and suicide.  The most recent Department of Labor Statistics from july 2015 show Global War on Terror veterans are 37% more likely to be unemployed than a person who never served.  The VA reports twenty two veterans take their own lives daily, and active duty suicides have averaged one per day. These statistics break our hearts and have affected us and our Ranger family and we HAVE to do something.

This is our second year participating in RRR to support The Gallant Few - we continue to be amazed at their drive, their outreach, their knowledge and their passion for helping soldiers heal. So THANK YOU. For supporting us, for understanding us, for believing in us. We are so fortunate and grateful to be able to give back in some small way and to be part of this incredible family.

Beth - and Don...even though apparently this is a competition to see which one of us can raise more money. ;)

The Story:

In 2012, 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Cory Smith, having deployed to combat twice, experienced having friends killed and wounded and with his own marriage failing decided to highlight the difficult journey home many soldiers have leaving the Army by undergoing a very public and very difficult journey home himself.  Cory decided to run 565 miles in 28 days with holding his daughter Elleigh in his arms the end goal of his run.

To honor Cory’s incredible effort and to continue the momentum to raise awareness for veterans issues – particularly around divorce, unemployment, homelessness and suicide – Run Ranger Run was created. Teams walk, run and/or ride bicycles for a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February to raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for stated veteran issues. Visit the official web site HERE.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,265

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Heather Navarino

    $10

  • Chuck Yomant

    $250

  • L and S Clark

    $50

  • Marissa Larson

    $50

  • The Edwardson Family

    $100

  • Lynn Muys

    $50

  • Jen Walker

    $50

  • The Waymans

    $25

  • Michele Pemberton

    $50

  • Stan & Sharron Dreyer

    $100

  • Sharon Callis

    $25

  • Susan in ATL

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maureen McPherson

    $25

  • Beth Mittendorf

    $100

  • Linda Kingston Barr

    $25

  • The Martin Family

    $30

  • Coleman & Beth Caldwell

    $50

  • Nathan Keith

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth Kingston

    $405

  • Cara Miller

    $50

  • Steve & Debb

    $20

  • Megan Hoeppner

    $25

  • Karen and Larry

    $100

  • Dan, Julie and Sean Conyers

    $25

  • Liz, Paul + Ryan

    $30

  • Lillian Person

    $50

  • Beth Kingston

    $250

  • Fidelity Charitable

    $100

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The Team: $8,894 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Shealyn Cyr

Amount Raised

$3,180

Fundraiser Title

Beth Kingston

Amount Raised

$2,265

Fundraiser Title

Kurt Cyr

Amount Raised

$1,370

Fundraiser Title

Erin Carter

Amount Raised

$625

Fundraiser Title

Don Kingston

Amount Raised

$604

Fundraiser Title

Keith Carter

Amount Raised

$225

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Hawkins

Amount Raised

$200

Fundraiser Title

Jason Broyles

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Beth Kingston

Beth Kingston

DONATION: $250

matching donation for my fabulous friends! 3 years ago

Lillian Person

Lillian Person

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Liz, Paul + Ryan

Liz, Paul + Ryan

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Dan, Julie and Sean Conyers

Dan, Julie and Sean Conyers

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Karen and Larry

Karen and Larry

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Megan Hoeppner

Megan Hoeppner

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Steve & Debb

Steve & Debb

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Cara Miller

Cara Miller

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Beth Kingston

Beth Kingston

DONATION: $405

matching donation - thanks to all my amazing friends!!! 3 years ago