Hello. I am Brian Andries and I want to thank you for visiting my page promoting this fundraiser. I will be walking 165 miles in 7 days (20-26 April) to support an organization which has supported me and my Soldiers: The USO.
I am a Captain in the Army and will be transitioning from active duty to reserves in April. I have had the privilege of serving America as a Platoon Leader of two platoons and as a staff Officer. I served a year in Iraq in support of Operation: New Dawn. During my year overseas the USO and its volunteers provided Soldiers with tastes of comfort through the organization of special events, distribution of care packages and manning of USO clubs in airports across America. I want to give back to this organization which does so much for the men and women in our military.
I will be walking from my hometown to my alma mater, Eastern Illinois University. The total distance will be 165 miles. I will share updates through text, photos and videos while on the move.
Help me by donating or sharing this page with loved ones. Whatever you donate I will match up to $500. Besides the fraction of your donation which goes to the website hosting my page, all of your money will help accomplish the USO of Illinois's mission:
...to deliver comfort and enhance the morale and well-being of the Active Duty, Guard and Reserve men and women of U.S. Armed Forces and their families through a variety of social recreational, educational and entertainment programs and support services.