Hello and welcome to the Living Revolution 🙂
As many of you know, I am a veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army. My experiences in the military helped shaped who I am today, both in developing my character, and showing me a view of humanity that can’t be found anywhere else.
After I separated from the military, I was interested in maintaining a connection to the community of veterans and participated in a variety of endeavors including war protests and volunteer opportunities that served the veteran community here in Portland, OR. These experiences brought to light the intense struggle some veterans face while trying to re-integrate with the civilian population. I was made aware of a slew of challenges veterans faces including addiction/substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness/PTSD, and unemployment. It baffles and saddens me that the government of the United States,(and the various organizations whose purpose it is to serve veterans), are doing such a poor job of taking care of the people who made great sacrifices to defend this country and “the American way of life”.
So, now I am going to do something about that. And YOU are going to do something about that. We are going to do something, and not because it is the holiday season, or because your donations will be tax-deductible. Rather, we are going to act because humanity gets a bit more diluted everyday, and compassion and generosity and humility are fading from what it means to be human, and we can do something to stop that from happening. We are gong to do something because I believe that making life better for a homeless veteran will be a positive step toward fighting against all the bullshit in the world.
Here’s the deal…
Crossfit Primal Energy is partnering with Do Good Veterans Shelter of Portland to host a fundraising event in January 2016. The event will be held at Crossfit Primal Energy (2820 SE 8th Ave. Portland, 97206), and will include participation in a very challenging WOD called “Long Ladder of Doom”. We will be collecting cash, dry food goods, and winter coats which will all be donated to Do Good, who will, in turn, pass on these resources to homeless veterans right here in Portland, OR.
What I need from all of you is PARTICIPATION!!
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- Commit to join us on January 2nd 2016 for this awesome workout! Registration is $25 per person, and you can donate either/both 10lbs of dry food goods, or one(1) winter jacket to receive an awesome event t-shirt!
- Volunteer. If you are in Portland, contact Do Good Shelter and offer your services. They are a brand new organization and they need help in all sorts of ways. Use your unique skill set to help make the world a better place, and life a little bit more enjoyable for a homeless veteran.
See, it’s that simple! Thank you in advance for any assistance or contribution you can offer. This is a big deal to me, and I hope you will find some way to make it a big deal to you as well. Please email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the links below to find more details.
As always, thank you for reading my words, and for participating in the Living Revolution!
Until next time… Peace.Tobias.