No Barriers Warriors program - ECE supporting rural veterans
ECE has teamed up with our financial partner, CoBank, to honor and support veterans with disabilities in our communities. The No Barriers Warriors program offers five-day expeditions in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. ECE is hoping to nominate someone from our service territory for a chance to go on a 2019 No Barriers Warriors expedition.
More than just a mountain vacation, the No Barriers program provides an opportunity for veterans with disabilities to challenge their own limitations, both real and perceived, physical and mental. Expeditions are adapted for various physical disabilities, as well as those with “invisible” disabilities like PTSD.
Through successfully completing demanding activities like rafting, rock climbing and hiking, participants become better-equipped to overcome the obstacles they face in their daily lives. By sharing the experience with other veterans with disabilities, they also build a network of support that can last a lifetime.
The program is open to veterans of any age and any branch of service. To be eligible, the veteran must simply have a VA disability rating and must be an ECE member.
If you would like to participate in this program, or would like to nominate another veteran, please contact Desiree Cuda 763-689-8031, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be completed by April 11, and expeditions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay!