No Barriers Warriors program - ECE supporting rural veterans
America’s rural communities are home to millions of men and women who have served in our armed forces, many of whom are living with a disability. This year, ECE is teaming up with our financial partner, CoBank, to honor and support veterans with disabilities in our community by enabling them to participate in one of four, five-day expeditions offered through the No Barriers Warriors program. Each of the expeditions takes place in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
The CoBank/No Barriers program for rural veterans is more than just a mountain vacation, it provides an opportunity for veterans with disabilities to challenge their own limitations, both real and perceived, physical and mental. Through successfully completing demanding activities like rafting, rock climbing and hiking, participants become better-equipped to overcome the obstacles they face in their daily lives. By sharing the experience with other veterans with disabilities, they also build a network of support that can last a lifetime.
The program is open to veterans of any age and any branch of service. To be eligible, the veteran must simply have a VA disability rating and must be an ECE member. No Barriers Warriors expeditions are adapted to enable participation by veterans with various physical disabilities as well as those with “invisible” disabilities like PTSD.
If you would like to be considered to participate in this program or would like to nominate another veteran, please contact Desiree Cuda 763-689-8031, firstname.lastname@example.org to be directed to the application. Applications must be completed by April 11, and expeditions are filled on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. Contact us today!