BENEFITING: TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE
EVENT DATE: Nov 11, 2014
Mark Taylor wrote -
Make an Investment in Veterans
One of the key reasons behind the development of the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay is to raise awareness of the challenges facing our veterans. We also seek to raise funds for Team RWB programs.
We know that community and exercise are powerful and proactive ways to address the root causes of many veteran challenges. By preventing isolation, depression, and anxiety, we greatly reduce the likelihood that a veteran will have to deal with dependence, joblessness, or homelessness.
Over the past 12 months we have grown from 8 to 71 chapters across the country. These chapters held over 5,400 events, which led to more than 60,000 personal, veteran interactions. This authentic, local approach is making a difference. In a 6-month follow-up survey, more than 80% of veterans reported feeling connected to their community, more than 18% reported decreased use of alcohol, and 15% reported decreased use of tobacco since joining Team RWB.
Our mission and programs are resonating with veterans everywhere. We want to continue this growth, to serve more veterans in more communities…and we need your help.
An investment of only $10 per month will support a local veteran’s participation in our chapter program for an entire year! At $50 per month, you can fully support a veteran’s attendance at one of our premier Athletic and Leadership Camps. We are a lean organization, supporting over 35,000 members with only 9 employees, and deliver almost 90% of all proceeds directly to our programs.