Ruck For Project Base Abbate

While I was making my annual Christmas list to give to my parents, I began to run into a problem: I had everything I needed. I was scrounging up things to put on my list so that it would be enough to suffice for a Christmas morning. So I decided to do something I haven’t done before and that is to raise money for something I care deeply about. 

This holiday season, I will be raising money for a Non-Profit Organization called “Project Base Abbate.” This brand new project, started by a Marine that I respect greatly, is centered around helping veterans recalibrate to life outside of the military. It is no secret that life after the military is challenging for many veterans, especially those who have experienced combat. From their website: “The Patrol Base is a location for veterans to rest and refit inside the wire; and, then get back in the fight and serve their families and communities. While it’s important that we carve out a space for veterans, we want to make sure that we equip those who served with the right tools to get back in the fight. We believe in the outdoors, physical activity, and that a tribe and purpose are the essential elements for a warrior’s mind and soul. As veterans, we are called to serve and seek to sacrifice. PB Abbate affords us an opportunity to continue that calling.”

For every $10 raised I will ruck a mile or for those of you who don’t know what that is, walk with a 45-60lb pack on my back. As the month goes on I will share facts about Sgt. Matt Abbate, PB Abbate, and veteran mental health. In a time of being thankful and compassionate, help me show our gratitude and compassion for our veterans.

About Sgt Matt Abbate: "Sgt Matt Abbate was a modern day Achilles; he was the greatest warrior to grace the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. While his conduct on the battlefield is well known (Navy Cross Citation), his humility and principles were equally legendary. He was a father, son, and brother to us all. It’s our mutual obligation to carry his legacy forward. "

Please consider donating to help honor this warrior's legacy.


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Daniel McNeill 
Wilkesboro, NC
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