No Barriers Warriors, Wells Fargo Seek Veterans With Disabilities for Their 2018 Expedition
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ — No Barriers Warriors and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) are seeking veterans with disabilities for the 2018 #WarriorStrong: The Journey Continues expedition.
The expedition is a journey designed to provide rigorous mental and physical challenges that help veterans reflect on their past, recognize where they are now and work toward goals for their future so they may successfully transition to civilian life after military service.
Five years ago, Wells Fargo expanded its commitment to helping military service members, veterans and their families through home donations, career transition assistance, financial education, and by sponsoring the No Barriers Warriors’ Warriors to Summits expedition series. This year’s expedition will focus on the attributes that veterans bring to communities and the workforce, emphasizing what veterans are capable of when given an opportunity.
The 2018 #WarriorStrong: The Journey Continues expedition will have a team of 12 veterans, including four alumni from previous No Barriers Warriors expeditions to serve as mentors.
“Participants of the No Barriers Warriors programs make great strides in their personal and professional lives,” said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Military Affairs Program manager and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran. “Their life-changing stories of overcoming barriers through these experiences have been an inspiration to many of their friends and families, our Wells Fargo team members and the communities they serve.”
The 2018 team will participate in online training prior to the expedition to learn about the No Barriers Life, develop a team dynamic and physically prepare for the expedition. The team will journey to Mount Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous U.S., with a goal of summiting on Sept. 11, 2018. After the expedition, the team will gather for a post-expedition developmental session at the 2018 No Barriers Summit in New York City. At the Summit, the group will focus on the progress of the goals they set during the expedition and their plan to make a meaningful contribution to their communities when they return home.
No Barriers Warriors Program Director and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran John Toth says the developmental session following the expedition is an important distinguishing aspect of the program. “Bringing the team together to collaborate around the goals they set on the expedition and explore ways to support each other is one aspect of the program that makes this experience particularly meaningful. Service is something that is ingrained in our DNA as veterans, and we want to encourage our alumni to elevate and continue to serve,” he said.
To apply or nominate a veteran for the #2018WarriorStrong: The Journey Continues expedition, please visit WellsFargo.NoBarriersWarriors.org. Applications and nominations will be accepted through May 20, 2018.
Full program schedule:
Applications accepted between March 21 and May 20
Expedition takes place September 5–13, Mount Whitney, California
Post-expedition developmental session takes place October 4–7, New York, New York
About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through transformative, curriculum-based expeditions in challenging outdoor environments. Each No Barriers Warriors expedition is designed to push veterans mentally and physically in some of nature’s more incredible wilderness settings. We create a safe space and encourage them to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and then look with positivity to the future. The experience serves as a catalyst for change as veterans stretch their boundaries, innovate through adversity, and build lifelong rope teams. No Barriers Warriors is a program of the non-profit No Barriers USA.
No Barriers USA
What barriers do you face? This question lies at the heart of No Barriers. Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. At No Barriers, we believe that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way. No Barriers empowers people of all walks of life to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world, all through our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life.
About Wells Fargo's Commitment to Military and Veterans
Wells Fargo has been committed to service members, veterans and their families for more than 160 years. In 2012, the company created the Military & Veteran Affairs Program to expand outreach to members of the military, veterans, and their families who may be facing financial hardships as part of its commitment to helping communities succeed.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has:
Donated more than 350 homes, valued at more than $55 million, to veterans in all 50 states.
Hired more than 7,000 veterans, and participated in more than 950 military job fairs.
Launched Hands on Banking for Military®, an online financial education program that has been viewed by more than 380,000 since July 2013.
Donated more than $47 million to military- and veteran-related nonprofits.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
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