COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded veterans and their families experienced the beauty of Colorado Springs' Cheyenne Mountain via off-road Jeep rides during a recent program event hosted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).
After taking in the rugged terrain of the triple-peaked mountain during the hour-long drive, participants stopped at a ranch, where wranglers treated them to a campfire, s'mores, and tales of Colorado's rich gold-mining history. Gathered around the flames that reached toward the Colorado sky, the warriors and family members easily forged new relationships with their peers.
Among the participants was Army veteran Turhan May, who brought his family out to enjoy the Colorado wilderness.
"We really did have a wonderful time," he said. "The guides were awesome and very knowledgeable with the area and its history. The warriors and other people who attended with us were fantastic."
Turhan said the best thing about the outing was experiencing a memorable adventure with his loved ones.
"My wife and I wanted to get involved in this to make a great memory and provide a great experience for our children," he said. "We like to be outdoors and to spend as much time together as we can. And who doesn't like s'mores and a chance to get to know fellow brothers and sisters in arms?"
WWP programs reintroduce warriors and their families to the unique bonds experienced during military service. That spirit of camaraderie among warriors is rarely duplicated in the civilian world, so these relationships can help combat the isolation that is detrimental to the recovery process.
During program activities, WWP staff closely interact with attendees and advise them of additional programs and services that can assist their recovery, providing warriors with more personalized therapeutic outlets. Generous donors make it possible for wounded veterans to participate in a variety of activities that empower them to take control of their lives – at no cost.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The WWP purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project