No Barriers via Crowdrise
February 14, 2012
BENEFITING: No Barriers
EVENT DATE: Feb 18, 2012
Soldiers to Summits empowers veterans to overcome barriers and reclaim lives.
More than 5.5 million of the 21.9 million veterans in the US are coping with a service-related disability. Due to the improvements in battlefield medical treatment, they return alive, yet not whole. Service members are trained to depend on each other. Upon separation from the military, many veterans feel disconnected and alone, experiencing a significant and immediate loss in the lack of camaraderie and interdependence as they return to the civilian world and their communities.
Soldiers to Summits (S2S) programs permanently impact lives by helping disabled members of all military branches tackle personal challenges. In S2S, mountains serve as both metaphor and training ground for stretching goals, building world-class teams, innovating through adversity and stepping up to lead and serve others. Our program integrates with the rehab process and helps soldiers restructure how they approach their past and future. Through the S2S experience, we provide veterans with camaraderie and support systems they can depend on.