Programs for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families Fueled by Donation
NORWIN, PA (June 6, 2017) – Norwin High School Air Force Junior ROTC raised more than $9,000 through its Bataan Memorial March, benefiting Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
Around 200 participants took part in the March 25 remembrance march, honoring the 75,000 American troops forced to march 65 miles to death camps in the Bataan Peninsula during World War II. Donning red, white and blue, supporters had the option of the 14 or three-mile walk/run from Little Boston to Buena Vista on the Greater Allegheny Passage raising.
“After researching different charities, we chose to support Hope For The Warriors because it is a highly-rated charity and we liked the programs it offers to veterans and their families,” said JROTC Cadet Master Sergeant, Maria Sciulli. “We care a lot about what Hope For The Warriors stands for and know the money raised from the Bataan Memorial March will be used to make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.”
Celebrating more than 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, community and military relations and transition services.
“When Hope For The Warriors started 11 years ago, we dreamed of organizations like the Norwin High School Air Force Junior ROTC supporting our initiatives,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization. “Most importantly, the Norwin High School Air Force Junior ROTC is truly impacting the well-being of the many veterans, service members and families who have bravely served and sacrificed for our country.”
Hope For The Warriors
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 165 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.