SALT LAKE CITY, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warrior Rising, a nonprofit veteran organization headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is supporting Melissa Coloton, Warrior Rising Board Member, who has committed to a personal challenge to RUCK March 31+ miles from Pinehurst, NC to Fort Bragg on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Fort Bragg is an installation of the United States Army and is the largest military base in the world with more than 50,000 active duty personnel.
A RUCK March is a relatively fast march over distance carrying a heavy load. It is both a common military exercise and known as a forced foot march in the U.S. Army. "I wanted to do something more than donate money. I wanted to create awareness about Warrior Rising and all the great things this organization is doing to help veterans start businesses." Melissa has set a goal of $31,000 by having 1000 donations of $31 by the end of March.
Warrior Rising is working toward a future in which every returning U.S. veteran is able to achieve financial independence through business ownership or gainful employment. The funds for this challenge will support veteran-owned businesses directly. "I am so proud of Melissa. Her decision to commit to rucking 31 miles is no easy task. Melissa is committed to our mission and we want to support her in every way possible. A $31 donation goes a long way towards helping veterans achieve financial independence. Veterans want a hand-up not a hand out," said Warrior Rising Executive Director and Founder Jason Van Camp.
The RUCK March will end with a celebration at the Southern Pines Brewing Company, 565 Air Tool Drive, Southern Pines North Carolina. Everyone is invited. Donations are being accepted for Melissa Coloton's RUCK March supporting Warrior Rising through the website at www.aplos.com/aws/give/WarriorRising/MarchMadness. We'd also like to thank the UMD Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise for their support of Warrior Rising and this great initiative.
Warrior Rising is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping veterans achieve success in business through partnerships, mentoring and funding. We take pride in giving back to those who have given so much – providing our veterans with opportunities to earn employment creating sustainable businesses and perpetuating the hiring of fellow U.S. military veterans. Over one-million veterans will transition from military service to the civilian workforce in the coming years. These men and women have given their all to protect America. Warrior Rising exists to provide a hand-up to our veterans so they can access the American dream of living a life where they can support and provide for themselves and their families. For more information on Warrior Rising, please visit www.warriorrising.org.
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