Making A Difference

Since its inception in 2011, Race For A Soldier has given $75,000 for the following alternative programs helping soldiers give themselves Perission to Start Dreaming of life
beyond their service to country:

 

Rainier Therapeutic Riding - Yelm, WA

Rainier Therapeutic Riding serves active-duty and veteran service members with visible and invisible wounds. RT Riding provides therapeutic horsemanship for soldiers overcoming PTSD and TBI along with other mental and physical conditions developed through a soldier's service. Participation is 100% free to the soldier, however RT Riding needs more funds to offer their program on more days and to more soldiers. They have many volunteers and have literally been a life line for many soldiers stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord – where over 500 soldiers have been placed in the Warrior Transition Battalion due to service related injuries, half diagnosed with PTSD, TBI or both.

 

All American Dogs – Puget Sound Region

All American 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 soldiers companions when to take medications, provide a life line and purpose for their companions on a daily basis among other significant benefits.

 

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.

 

USO PSA – Puget Sound Region

The USO Puget Sound Area aims to provide all the comforts of home to service members and their families. Through various programs and services, the USOPSA 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.