FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- No Barriers Warriors and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) are seeking veterans with disabilities for the Warriors to Summits 2016 Expedition Series. Teams will embark on three separate, but equally grueling expeditions. Participants will push their boundaries through these transformative journeys while reflecting on their past, recognizing where they are now and developing a vision for their future.
Eligible veterans can apply for one of three epic expeditions:
- Expedition I: June 11 – 17, Wind River Range, Wyoming
- Expedition II: July 9 – 15, Presidential Range, New Hampshire
- Expedition III: October 1 – 10, San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado
Note that the San Juan Mountain Range expedition will have the first team solely made up of Warriors to Summits alumni. Participants from 2014 Mt. Whitney, 2015 Gannett Peak, and this year's Wind River Range, and Presidential Range expeditions are all eligible to apply to be a part of San Juan Mountain Range team.
Warriors to Summits is one of many experiences No Barriers Warriors offers to empower veterans with disabilities to overcome barriers and unleash their potential. This year, Warriors to Summits will serve more veterans than years past through these series of backcountry expeditions across the United States, a first for the Warriors to Summits experience.
This is the third consecutive year Wells Fargo has teamed up with No Barriers Warriors through its sponsorship of Warriors to Summits.
"We're excited to once again join forces with Wells Fargo, double the number of veterans we serve and continue to transform veteran's lives through the No Barriers Life," said John Toth, Director for No Barriers Warriors.
Wells Fargo's sponsorship continues to focus on supporting veterans with disabilities, and the communities around them.
"The goal of our sponsorship is to help empower veterans," said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Military & Veterans Program Manager. "Together, we will be able to serve more wounded veterans directly, and significantly impact those around them, including their battle-buddies, caregivers, fellow veterans, and their communities."
To apply or nominate a veteran for Warriors to Summits 2016 Expedition Series or to find additional information, please visit WarriorstoSummits.org. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2016, 5 p.m. Mountain Time.
About No Barriers Warriors No Barriers Warriors is one of several programs of No Barriers USA, whose mission is to unleash the potential of the human spirit. No Barriers Warriors is the only program that improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through curriculum-based learning in challenging environments. Experiences serve as both an opportunity for growth and catalyst for change, as warriors stretch boundaries, build teams, innovate through adversity and step up to lead and serve others.
No Barriers Warriors expeditions use mountains as both a metaphor and a training ground. Experiences are comprised of three phases: thorough preparation, transformative experience, and meaningful engagement. Every curriculum based experience is geared toward facilitating transformation, establishing a lifelong rope team and giving warriors the tools to live a No Barriers Life.
About Wells Fargo's Commitment to Military and Veterans Wells Fargo has been committed to servicemembers, veterans and their families for more than 160 years. In 2012, the company created the Military Affairs Program to expand our outreach to members of the military, veterans, and their families who may be facing financial hardships as part of our commitment to helping communities succeed by being a part of the solution. Wells Fargo's program has surpassed its original three year, $35 million goal by donating more than $66 million toward programs to help servicemembers, veterans, and their families achieve and maintain homeownership, attain successful career transitions, and succeed financially.
Wells Fargo has:
- Donated or is in the process of donating to wounded warriors more than 300 Real Estate Owned (REO) properties valued at more than $49 million.
- Hired more than 5,500 veterans, and participated in more than 700 military job fairs since 2012. More than 150 team members are on military leave at any given time.
- Launched Hands on Banking® for Military, a financial education program that has been viewed by more than 130,000 since July 2013.
- Donated well over $19.5 million to military and veteran related nonprofits since 2012.
About Wells Fargo & Company Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune's 2015 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
SOURCE No Barriers Warriors