Boot Campaign was founded by five Texas women after reading Lone Survivor, the national best-seller by Veteran Navy SEAL and fellow Texan Marcus Luttrell, and felt compelled to act. Luttrell’s harrowing, in-the-field and traumatic post-service story revealed an unmet need to support and give back to those who risk their lives to provide Americans with the freedoms we enjoy every day.
The result: BOOT CAMPAIGN.
Boot Campaign proudly serves our country by providing life-improving programs for veterans and military families nationwide to bridge the divide between military life and civilian life. Since its inception in 2011, the BOOT CAMPAIGN has blazed a trail in the nonprofit world, raising more than $19 million and giving more than $2 million annually to help service members, veterans and their
families from every generation. Dig in to our financials here.
Your support of CWIC gives our servicemen and women access to life-improving programs through Boot Campaign. We unite as Americans. As sisters, as brothers, as neighbors and friends. And we take care of our own. We are strongest when we stand together united. So stand with us, America.
ONE VETERAN’S STORY: BOOT CAMPAIGN’S
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM
U.S. Army veteran Ricky Raley earned a Purple Heart after surviving an IED blast and sustaining a TBI while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Six months after returning stateside, a near-fatal truck accident took his ability to walk. Raley says, “The trauma from being paralyzed was nowhere near the isolation I felt from the traumatic brain injury and the mental cognition issues I was having.” Ten years post-service as an Indiana Army National Guard, Raley sought help and applied to the Boot Campaign’s Health and Wellness program. For Raley the most significant moment since going through the program was when his son recognized that he was happier and that made Raley happier too. His life-changing experience, compounded by the tragic loss of nine friends to suicide since returning from Iraq has made Ricky determined to pay it forward. On August 13 he started a two-week, 1,500-mile handcycle journey to “cycle it forward” with the goal of raising $150,000 to send five more veterans through Boot
Campaign’s program that focuses on providing access to training and treatment for PTSD, TBI, chronic pain, self-medication and insomnia.
CWIC will always work to fulfill a solitary goal of helping folks who need it. Being blessed to be a part of doing good for others is a calling we accept, so the Board of Directors of A MAJOR FUNDING with the Executive Committee for CWIC will continue to seek out and work with charitable organizations who share our vision of grass-roots efforts to directly help those who need it, with as little overhead as possible to ensure the donation is put to good use. We remain committed to our cause, and are appreciative of the sponsors, supporters, and participants who share in our mission to help those in need.
ALL PROFITS GO TO THE CHARITY.
There are no paid staff associated with any part of this event.