Why Ruck 'N' Run?
[Nonprofit Veterans Organization as of September 28, 2018]
"As a Veteran and a prior Drill Sergeant, I’ve seen first hand what the military and supporting communities can accomplish together. So, I came up with an event that brings our local community together to focus on giving back to Veterans, especially those in need. It’s called Ruck ‘N’ Run (RNR).
RNR is designed to help the local community honor our Veterans. So far, we’ve gathered over 500 participants and volunteers and raised $15,000 and 6,183lbs of food for local non-profit Veteran organizations. This was a huge success and wouldn’t have been possible without our local community, including Service Members, that volunteered their time at last year’s event."
Creator & Race Director
Honoring those who serve(d)®
Combat Boots and High Heels (CBHH) believes that America's past, present, and future Veterans are one of the greatest assets to the strength of our nation. To that end: we strive to Engage, Enable, and Empower these men and women through mentorship and assistance.
Our ongoing goals are to enable through continued guidance, prevent negative outcomes through engagement, and empower through assistance. We're additionally focused on addressing certain unique needs that female service members encounter. Our volunteers and advocates tirelessly dedicate themselves to battling the negative effects present in today's Veteran community, such as suicide, depression, homelessness, unemployment and poverty.
Home at Last is a program funded by the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA). Home at Last/SSVF is designed to serve veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This program provides rent, utility assistance, furniture, case management and more to those who have served our country and now finds themselves in need of a little help.
Our veterans have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms, so it’s time we come together as a community to provide them with a place to call home. The focus of Home at Last/SSVF is housing stabilization – using temporary financial assistance and community resources as a bridge to long-term stability. Possible participants for Home at Last/SSVF are veterans or veteran families that meet the program income guidelines listed below and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.