What is Veterans Trek?
Thomas Voss and Anthony Anderson, two veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, are making a 2,700 mile journey from Milwaukee to Los Angeles to bring a message of hope and healing to veterans everywhere suffering from PTSD. Oh - and they're doing it ON FOOT.
MEET THE TREKKERS:
TOM IN IRAQ CIRCA 2004
ANTHONY IN IRAQ CIRCA 2005
In August of 2013, Tom and Anthony will embark on a cross country walk that will benefit Dryhootch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping vetterans reintegrate into civilian life after returning from deployment.
Anthony is the current Director of Operations at Dryhootch, while Tom served as the organization's Vice President from 2011-2012.
As young war veterans who both suffer from PTSD, Tom and Anthony hope to give other vets hope while making a journey that is physically, emotionally and spiritually challenging. Additionally, they hope to raise $100,000 to benefit Dryhootch and help the organization expand its operations nationwide.
What We Need & What You GetYour donations will help Tom and Anthony get the supplies they need in order to make it across the country on foot with no motorized transportation! The guys will truly be roughing it, and will need
food and water for 3+ months
Your generous donation will also help the guys take care of personal expenses like bills and rent while they are away from their families during the walk.
Veterans Trek custom, 100% organic, Made in the USA tshirt from Brave Threads - yours with a donation of $75 of more.
10% of all funds raised during this campaign will be donated to Dryhootch of America, an organization that helps veterans who survived the war, survive the peace.
DISCLAIMER: While your used equipment donation to Dryhootch is tax deductible, your donation to Veterans Trek is not (not yet anyway!). For more information on making a tax deductible donation to Dryhootch, click here.
The ImpactTom and Anthony will be stopping at various checkpoints along the American Discovery Trail to honor the veterans of each major city and town.
The walk will culminate in California, where the vets will end their trip by gathering with other Iraq War Veterans at the VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center.
There, they will pay tribute to those who have come before, those who have fallen in the line of duty, and those who have lost their battle with PTSD.
Other Ways You Can Help
- Donate used equipment and supplies that the vets can use on their journey
- Email your friends and family and spread the word about the campaign
- Copy and paste this link onto your Facebook page or share via Twitter: http://igg.me/at/vetstrek/x/2867288