April 27, 2017
BENEFITING: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
ORGANIZER: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2017
Nate and I are running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 7th in support of Team RWB! Please donate today in support of our veterans!
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
I first got to know Team RWB while with the Raiders. They were one of the veterans service organizations that I felt confident in - I am 100% behind their mission and their leadership (I am pretty picky and very focused on those doing work vs saying they are doing the work). There are more than 45000 (!!) veteran focused non-profits, this is one you should know! They leverage a common ground - physical fitness and social togetherness- to bring veterans of all ages together. Team RWB leverages that sense of community we all felt while we served to bring veterans and civilians together after we've gotten out of the military.
Their impact is real (https://www.teamrwb.org/our-impact/research) and important. I think the beauty of their organization is that they really serve two purposes - 1. Empower veterans to leverage skills and sense of community they built in the service AND 2. Increase local community impact. So not only is the individual left with an increased sense of value, they in turn positively impact their own communities. Love it!!
A quick run down of their ethos:
The Eagle Ethos was crafted using six words that uniquely characterize Team RWB and distinguish our organization from others. While there are certain principles that all nonprofits should adhere to, these are the things that make our Team special. The Eagle Ethos can be clearly captured in an instant with a single snapshot or demonstrated over time. It can be displayed outwardly or held inside as fuel for action. But it is pervasive throughout Team RWB and known intimately by each team member who puts on that red shirt. The Eagle Ethos is passion, people, positivity, commitment, camaraderie, and community…and Team RWB lives it in action every day.
+ Passion – we care more, we work harder, and we share our story
+ People – veterans and community drive everything we do
+ Positivity – we don’t ignore the challenges, we just stay positive and attack them
+ Commitment – we are dedicated to each other, our mission, and our communities
+ Camaraderie – we improve lives through genuine, personal relationships
+ Community – this is what we are building…at every level
Join me today and support this great cause!!