June 14, 2010 (Newswire.com) - CHICAGO, June 14th-- In an effort to raise awareness of veterans who have lost limbs in battle, 1-800-PACK-RAT continues to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide transportation and storage support during the organization's Soldier Rides. Wounded veterans participate in these cycling events to raise awareness of the needs injured veterans. For some veterans who participate, it is their first major physical endeavor since returning home.
"We have been proud supporters of Wounded Warrior Project since 2007," said Bob Poirier, CEO of 1-800-PACK-RAT. "We have been honored to help Military personnel store and move their belongings between deployments and after their tours have ended. It is fitting that we would help our treasured veterans move their equipment between the Wounded Warriors' Soldier Rides.
Wounded warriors from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan kicked off Wounded Warrior Project's Midwest leg of Soldier Ride from Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, June 10. The 5- day ride will conclude on Monday, June 14 at the Flag Day celebration in Downtown Chicago. Don't miss the appearance of this national bike ride for injured service members as it is greeted by proud supporters in the area.
Soldier Ride is a program of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) that provides key rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness for those that have been severely injured during the current war on terror. Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP offers services and programs like benefits and career counseling, advocacy initiatives and combat stress seminars to aid in the transition from hospital bed to an independent, productive life. All participants with a disability or missing a limb or limbs are provided the adaptive equipment they need to cycle.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, non-partisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org, call Natalia Rankine-Galloway at (212) 629-8881, or email email@example.com.
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Karl Boehm, Communications
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