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Grant Recipients

Since its inception in 2011, Race For A Soldier has given more than $200,000 to the following alternative therapy programs helping soldiers give themselves
Permission to Start Dreaming of life beyond their service to country:

Veterans Expeditions – Sierra Club

Veterans Expeditions – Sierra Club
Veterans Expeditions is a veteran led, chartered non-profit in the State of Colorado. They have an independent board and operates nation wide with a vision of having an outdoor community fully committed to one another and leveraging veteran leadership skills that reconnects service members to one another, the land they fought for, and outdoor employment opportunities.

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Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors – Western Washington

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors – Western Washington
Heartbeat offers support for many returning soldier's needs including family emergency, physical, mental, emotional and daily living. Their organization offers the Back in the Saddle equine assisted therapy program as well as Scuba Warriors scuba therapy program, morale building events and other positive outlets for returning soldiers and their families.

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All American Assistance Dogs – Puget Sound Region

All American Assistance Dogs – Puget Sound Region
All American Assistance Dogs is a program that provides returning Military servicemen and women with canine companions to aid in their life outside of service. These special canines can sense when their companion is having night terrors and wake them from their sleep, remind their soldier companions when to take medications, provide a life line and purpose for their companions on a daily basis among other significant benefits.

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Operation Ward 57

Operation Ward 57
Operation Ward 57 is a non-profit organization that supports wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances.

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Growing Veterans

Growing Veterans
Growing Veterans is situated in the beautiful PNW not far from Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands, our two primary farms serve as the cornerstone for all things Growing Veterans. Using our farm as the platform, we equip our Vets with knowledge, skills and awareness to be highly effective peer support mentors, and set the standard for future engagement and communication among all of our Veterans. Growing Veterans’ mission is to empower Veterans to grow food, communities and each other!

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Spikes K9 Fund

Spikes K9 Fund
Spikes K9 Fund was founded by James Hatch, a retired Special Warfare Operator. As a K9 handler on several deployments, James’ life was regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James’ life while losing his own. From that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care and preservation of working dogs.

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Crista Camps

Crista Camps
Crista Camps Operation Xtreme program offers supportive and fun retreat camp experiences for kids and youth from military families. Military families face stressors uncommon to civilian life and we want to serve those who have served our country. We recognize that in families where combat related post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are factored in, strain on the family is often maximized. Crista Camps desire is to serve and support these families specifically and address the unique needs of these precious children whose parents sacrifice much with their military service to our Country.

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USO Northwest

USO Northwest
The USO aims to provide all the comforts of home to service members and their families. Through various programs and services, the USO Northwest has provided support to 500,000 service members and families in 2010. The USO supports all aspects of the soldier's life including morale events, troop care packages, family services - including counseling and community services.

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