Wrangler is enlisting the help of rodeo committees across the nation to help raise funds to support wounded or fallen American veterans and their families. The funds raised are donated directly by the rodeo committees to local charities.
In addition to attending Wrangler® National Patriot™ events in your area and to purchasing Wrangler® National Patriot™ merchandise, you can make a difference by supporting the following charities. These recommended charities have been chosen by their non-profit status, goals and success of financial support, as well as their rating awarded by the American Institute of Philanthropy.
American300 places mentors with military members serving around the world to promote “Real World” – Resilient Mindsets
Through personal connections and a better understanding of what it means to be ‘resilient’ our armed forces members are better prepared to take on life’s challenges.
“There’s a lot of grip and rip one hit programming going on… American300 Tours create long term relationships focused on being the best we can all be in duty to our country, families and friends.” – Rob Powers, Veteran and founder American300.org
American300 Tours, are focused on embedding valued individuals with our Troops serving all over the world. Our subject matter resiliency experts spend quality time with Service Members, offering not only their personal stories, but a knowing ear and shoulder heavy in experience. The end result: our mentors and those who they serve grow from the exchanges in a positive, productive manner, developing a sense of hope and understanding of the human dimensions capabilities.
Working with Military Leadership, American300 Tours place mentors in areas of operation repeatedly over the span of several years. Each return visit features different mentors who shed a light on making the impossible… possible. The feedback speaks for itself, American300 Tours receive outstanding after action reports and are considered by many to be one of the Department of Defense’s most common sense human dimension improvement tools available today.
To schedule American300 Tours contact Robi Powers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The organizations of excellence that are members of the R4 Alliance agree to the highest standards of care for members of our military family. R4 has grown from eight founding organizations in 2014, to over 56 member organizations today. One such organization is the Re-Boot Camp®, an Idaho-based intensive treatment and horse therapy program for veterans suffering from PTSD. Lodging, food and counseling are provided at no charge to the veterans who attend.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
A non-profit [501(c) 3] Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, they have ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation, and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Military Veteran Benefit Options
As of 2015, there were 9.3 million armed services veterans of retirement age. While there are still over a million Korean War veterans and close to a million veterans of WWII alive today, the bulk of today’s retired veterans served in the Vietnam era—with 4.8 million already retired, and another 1.6 million reaching retirement age in the next ten years.
Whatever period you served, however, chances are that you’ve taken advantage of education programs, job search and training resources, and home loans that are available to veterans of all ages. But if, like so many others, you’re a veteran approaching retirement age, you should be aware of a host of other resources waiting to assist you as you leave the working world.