I was part of the cycling program this year with Phoenix Patriot Foundation and helped a team of veterans and cyclists achieve their goals at the iconic Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. I'm a professional cyclists and have won the race 4 times. I dontated my expertise to help the team and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I come from a military background and am a cyclists, so PPF is close to my heart. They are providing real equipment, goals and a way to achieve dreams that some of these veterans never believed would be possible. They were professional, organized and most of all, really caring and dedicated people. The work they are doing is important and I would recommend being invovled with them for veterans or volunteers who believe in their mission.
1 Thessalonians 5:12 "And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you." My Father is a retiree of 21 years in the military. I have personally seen the sacrifice that was freely given of him, my brother, other family members, and countless friends. They have shown the utmost respect and humbleness for all they are given, yet do not receive the same in return. Phoenix Patriot Foundation is just a well crafted name, it's the people behind the name that are doing God's work.
Their mission as publicized is "to provide direct support to injured combat wounded veterans who served post 9-11....." What more Patriotic duty can you think of to task yourself with? Very lofty goal, that requires time, heart, dedication just to begin thinking of accomplishing this task. Yet that didn't stop these good people from acting/ caring/ making possible the dreams of a disabled 7 year old who dreams to follow in the footsteps of the very people this organization was designed to help, but in reality will not get the opportunity because of circumstance. "No Man stands so Tall as when he stoops to help a child." -Abraham Lincoln. This organization is effecting people well beyond it's mission field, and I am more than honored to have an opportunity to share this story.
This is one amazing project!
Supporting veterans in a respectful and sustainable way is a noble mission, and Phoenix achieves it in an elegant and transparent way.
In my experience working with Jared Ogden on a couple of projects, he is willing to do what it takes to put Phoenix Patriot Foundation first. He seems to be a person genuinely interested in helping his teammates, and I have seen personal examples of his selfless behavior. If I had to take a deal on a handshake from somebody, it would be Jared Ogden, that's my impression of him and his organization.
The PPF is an organization of selfless and dedicated individuals, none of whom draw a salary. The PPF effectively work to provide disabled veterans with the emotional and often physical needs of recovery and re-integration. I strongly support all that they do.
After being wounded and being out of the service for years, I was still trying to find that feeling of brotherhood and family. PPF has helped me not only meet some of the greatest men and women through their organization and events such as their NQC's (Never Quit Challange) and the jet ski program. They truly cater to our needs based on where we are at that particular point in our life, and help come up with a game plan and execute that plan by providing many different types of services. I do not mean to be so vague; but they truly have helped in multiple areas rather than just their events. They have helped a musician who is one of the greatest Marines I know, with a grant to help get that avenue of his life moving even further towards a great career. I've seen the house that they have been an integral part of helping make come true for one of the greatest Navy Seals, I've ever had the pleasure to meet and ride a jet-ski up and down both the East and the West coast with 2 prosthetic legs. I could go on even further listing off the great men this organization has helped such as myself and they actually give back and are run by a truly great group of leaders from the top down that make sure their Mission is Accomplished by helping enrich the lives of our Veterans!
The PPF is a amazing non profit that does many amazing thing's for the veteran community and their families.
They have assisted in home builds by raising funds by many different means, they have a awesome and talented Phoenix Patriot Band that goes on tour and raises funds for the foundation.
PPF Is outstanding! Unlike some of the other Veteran programs you see this non-profit out there, helping, supporting and giving these guys new life. I love it. I think more people should donate time and energy, even if that's all they have to help people who give us our freedoms. In the end its all about the wounded vets that need everyone's support to help them live fulfilled and happy lives. I want this program to reach as many lives as possible. It really does help so much! These people are not only there to help them, I've actually discovered a mentor sense about them. Always wanting to help, always doing it for the right reasons. PPF and its members are very much what this country needs more of.
Aware of what is needed, work their goals. Achieve for their veterans. They have veterans backs I will always have theirs. I fell in love with this charity the moment I volunteered the first time. Not all encompassing for every vet, but trying to bring focus and benefit to specific issues for the veterans that need help. I am a proud veteran and even more proud today that I am working with an organization that spends money wisely on veterans who need help. Recon & evaluate your objectives; build a plan & execute that plan flawlessly. That is what Phoenix Patriot Foundation is about. I have seen the impact of the efforts and I have dedicated my support and efforts alongside the leadership PPF has. Amen shipmate. EX CINERE SURGEMUS - OUT OF ASHES WE WILL RISE. Look us up. If you are in Houston, always looking for more volunteers. We are growing here and need more help.
Phoenix Patriot Foundation is an amazing nonprofit that continues to grow and increase its reach to as many veterans as possible. There are many nonprofit organizations out there that help veterans, but this one is unique in that they tailor their approach to each individual veteran. PPF is a rising star in the nonprofit world, and they will go far with everyone's help.