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BENEFITING: GALLANTFEW

EVENT: Run Ranger Run V

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2017

Karl Monger

THE STORY:

Relationships are the core of GallantFew.  Connecting a person leaving the military with someone just like him or her, who has already transitioned and is established in the local community opens doors and opportunities that otherwise would not be available to the new veteran.

Everything one does in the military is examined using the AAR (After Action Review) process and valuable lessons learned are readily shared so that others can benefit without having to make the same mistakes - yet no formal transition AAR process exists.  GallantFew fills this gap.  I had a veteran tell me once that he wanted his hindsight to be another's foresight.

We're helping hundreds of veterans a year, but the demand is far greater.  Our biggest challenge is awareness that GallantFew exists, and second is organizing communities to put in place programs to create and foster these veteran relationships.

Along the way we constantly encounter veterans whose transitions have been ongoing for a decade or longer, and it's not pretty.  Some of them require intensive post-traumatic stress or alcohol abuse treatment, some need help after a period of unemployment, many struggle with service-connected injuries the VA refuses to recognize.

We need your help! Spread the word, help us raise funds, help organize your community.   Read below on how to get started!

Run Ranger Run V(5)

Teams of up to ten individuals pledge to walk, run and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February.  Each team will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for stated veteran transition issues.

Progress is being made due to dedicated and joint efforts. We need to continue our momentum in helping  veterans who continue to battle unemployment, underemployment,  homelessness and suicide.  The most recent Department of Labor statistics from March 2016 show Global War on Terror veteran unemployment is down 1.4 percent. The VA also reports a decline in veteran suicide to twenty per day from  previously reported twenty two veterans a day take their own lives.  The work of             GallantFew does make a difference and  your miles will change lives!    

 

Concept

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.

 

As a Result

To honor Cory’s incredible effort and to continue the momentum to raise awareness for veterans issues – particularly around divorce, unemployment, homelessness and suicide – GallantFew offers an annual Run Ranger Run event.

“I also want you to know how much of an impact this event had on my life."

"Thank you for all of your help and for this wonderful event. I can't tell you how much this has brought my husband (a combat veteran) out of his shell for a while. Its been great!"

The Event

Teams of up to ten individuals will pledge to walk, run, swim, kayak and/or ride bicycles a combined total of 565 miles in the month of February.  They will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for stated veteran issues.

 

Key components

- A team captain recruits and forms his or her team.

-  Team goal is to walk, run, swim, kayak or ride a bike (or any combination) a total of 565 miles during  February. 

- Teams can be one to ten people.

- Teams are not limited geographically.  It can be a local group that logs mileage together or could be a team spread out across the USA or even overseas.

- Teams can honor a fallen, wounded or serving Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine by naming their team in honor of that person, and their team website should be able to reflect that.

- Teams will register and track their progress online

- Teams raise money by getting family, friends and co-workers to sponsor them per mile

 

Visit our official web site HERE.

 

Kick-Off Events:

TBA - check this page often to get information updates

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$13,966

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sandra Williams

    $100

  • Sonia Blankenship

     

  • Ann Johnson

    $100

  • Karen

    $50

  • Kavalinas

    $100

  • Sarah

    $50

  • Shell Matching Gift

    $100

  • Shell Matching Gift

    $100

  • Shell Matching Gift

    $100

  • Glenn Kessler

     

  • Debbie Dickey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Shell Matching Gift

    $50

  • Sherry Meyers

    $50

  • Wes Stewart

    $50

  • Wes Stewart

    $50

  • Todd Tedesco

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Doug Cowell

    $25

  • Carl Harris

    $100

  • Bart Agee

    $500

  • ANDERSON GLOBAL TRADING LLC

    $250

  • Col Thomas J. Cleary, III

    $100

  • Tim Watt

    $500

  • Blake Clifton

     

  • Tamra FitzGerald

    $50

  • Earl Poon

    $10

  • Aunt Belinda

     

  • David Hill

    $100

  • Anna Rouw

    $20

  • Beau Chatham

    $35

  • Kevin and Deborah Howard

    $250

  • Kuckelpeople

    $100

  • Marcus Jackson

    $50

  • Ranger Martel

     

  • Kath Searle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Textron match

    $100

  • Shell Matching Gift

    $50

  • Sherrie Bieberle

    $25

  • Krissy Morrison

    $100

  • Steven Travis

    $20

  • Donna Ferrera

    $25

  • Kimberly Bauer

    $10

  • Xuan Tran

     

  • Jack N

    $50

  • Clarence Matthews II

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Kansas Construction Safety Service

    $200

  • Scott and Sarah

    $25

  • Jerry Jost

    $50

  • Ron & Susan Niswander

    $100

  • Richard Gregory

    $50

  • Stuart and Allison

    $25

  • Greg P

    $25

  • Marilyn

    $50

  • Dana Schenck

    $100

  • Rob McBride

    $200

  • Donny

    $50

  • Brent Williams

    $50

  • Mike M

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Lee W

    $200

  • Ross P

    $250

  • Carl Megow

    $50

  • Textron match for Brent Williams

    $50

  • Textron match for Susan Niswander

    $100

  • Corporate Match

    $700

  • Anonymous

    $700

  • James Kimzey

    $50

  • Jackie Kimzey

    $100

  • Jim Parrow

    $50

  • Jim Parrow

    $50

  • Randy Cotton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Bill Cooper

    $500

  • Textron match for Anonymous

    $100

  • Bones

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Nikki Dugas

    $20

  • Christian Clausen Vet Guard USA

    $100

  • Alan Burks

     

  • Sarah Cathcart

    $50

  • Dr. Nimzel

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Annika Jones

    $50

  • Hunter Dehn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nick Layman

    $100

  • Jamie Wiley

    $25

  • Shell Match for Sandra Williams

    $1,000

  • Lisa Foster

    $50

  • Phil Carpenito

    $100

  • RLTW

    $100

  • Bonnie

    $100

  • The Bradbury's

    $50

  • JS

    $100

  • T. Bell

    $50

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140% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $13,966 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Karl Monger

Amount Raised

$6,185

 

62% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sandra Williams

Amount Raised

$3,876

 

155% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Monger

Amount Raised

$2,635

Fundraiser Title

Russ Kimzey

Amount Raised

$870

 

35% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher McAllister

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Lela Monger

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

Tiffany Nimphius

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

James Creedon

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

T. Bell

T. Bell

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

JS

JS

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

The Bradbury's

The Bradbury's

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Bonnie

Bonnie

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

RLTW

RLTW

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Phil Carpenito

Phil Carpenito

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster

DONATION: $50

God Bless and PROTECT our vets! 12 months ago

Shell Match for Sandra Williams

Shell Match for Sandra Williams

DONATION: $1,000

12 months ago

Jamie Wiley

Jamie Wiley

DONATION: $25

12 months ago

Nick Layman

Nick Layman

DONATION: $100

Rangers Lead the Way. I am a proud American to know a few. 'Merica 12 months ago