Andy will be crossing the world's largest salt flats, the Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats, on foot, carrying 40lbs, to raise support for veterans and their families. The goal is to raise $6,000. Each of those dollars represents one veteran that will commit suicide in the U.S. and U.K. in 2019, according statistics. With your help, we can make a difference to counteract these numbers.
As a former British Paratrooper, he is raising money for Support Our Paras, an organization that was instrumental in his and so many others transition into post-military life. "After finding out I was going to be getting medically discharged from the Parachute Regiment, I was heartbroken. My goal was always to make a full career in the army. I feel lucky for the time I was able to serve, and I'm hoping to give back to a charity that helped in my transition after being medically discharged."
If you are a U.S. Resident and would prefer to support a U.S.-based military charity, we will happily donate to The Lone Survivor Foundation on your behalf. This incredible organization is based in Texas and was founded by Marcus Luttrell. ***Please leave the comment "Donation for the Lone Survivor Foundation" in the comments section during your donation form process for to opt to donate to this charity instead.
Please join us in the #milesformilitary effort and support by sharing this GoFundMe and donating. Your donation will go directly to veteran charities to support help with the following areas:
Support Our Paras: SOP is a U.K based charity which supports The Parachute Regiment through the welfare of serving soldiers and families and those affected by recent operations, and through the maintenance of its regimental efficiency, ethos, spirit and heritage. - Support for mental health - Mobility equipment and disability conversion of vehicles - Courses to assist soldiers transition into civilian life - Sporting equipment for wounded and Regimental teams - Assistance with travel and other costs on compassionate grounds - Memorials to those who have served
The Lone Survivor Foundation: LSF is a U.S.-based charity that provides support to service members, veterans and families from all military branches who are challenged with injuries such as: - Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) - Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) - Chronic Pain - Care Partner Stress
Thank you for your support. Together, we can make a difference.