Eligible veterans invited to apply through March 4
FORT COLLINS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–No
Barriers Warriors and Wells
Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) are seeking veterans with
disabilities for the Warriors
to Summits 2016 Expedition Series. Teams will embark on three
separate, but equally grueling expeditions. Participants will push their
boundaries through these transformative journeys while reflecting on
their past, recognizing where they are now and developing a vision for
Eligible veterans can apply for one of three epic expeditions:
- Expedition I: June 11 – 17, Wind River Range, Wyoming
- Expedition II: July 9 – 15, Presidential Range, New Hampshire
- Expedition III: October 1 – 10, San Juan Mountain Range, Colorado
Note that the San Juan Mountain Range expedition will have the first
team solely made up of Warriors to Summits alumni. Participants from
2014 Mt. Whitney, 2015 Gannett Peak, and this year’s Wind River Range,
and Presidential Range expeditions are all eligible to apply to be a
part of San Juan Mountain Range team.
Warriors to Summits is one of many experiences No
Barriers Warriors offers to empower veterans with disabilities to
overcome barriers and unleash their potential. This year, Warriors to
Summits will serve more veterans than years past through these series of
backcountry expeditions across the United States, a first for the
Warriors to Summits experience.
This is the third consecutive year Wells Fargo has teamed up with No
Barriers Warriors through its sponsorship of Warriors to Summits.
“We’re excited to once again join forces with Wells Fargo, double the
number of veterans we serve and continue to transform veteran’s lives
through the No Barriers Life,” said John Toth, Director for No Barriers
Wells Fargo’s sponsorship continues to focus on supporting veterans with
disabilities, and the communities around them.
“The goal of our sponsorship is to help empower veterans,” said Jerry
Quinn, Wells Fargo Military & Veterans Program Manager. “Together, we
will be able to serve more wounded veterans directly, and significantly
impact those around them, including their caregivers, fellow veterans,
and their communities.”
To apply or nominate a veteran for Warriors to Summits 2016 Expedition
Series or to find additional information, please visit WarriorstoSummits.org.
Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2016, 5 p.m. Mountain
About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors is one of several programs of No
Barriers USA, whose mission is to unleash the potential of the human
spirit. No Barriers Warriors is the only program that improves the lives
of veterans with disabilities through curriculum-based learning in
challenging environments. Experiences serve as both an opportunity for
growth and catalyst for change, as warriors stretch boundaries, build
teams, innovate through adversity and step up to lead and serve others.
No Barriers Warriors expeditions use mountains as both a metaphor and a
training ground. Experiences are comprised of three phases: thorough
preparation, transformative experience, and meaningful engagement. Every
curriculum based experience is geared toward facilitating
transformation, establishing a lifelong rope team and giving warriors
the tools to live a No Barriers Life.
About Wells Fargo’s Commitment to Military and Veterans
Wells Fargo has been committed to servicemembers, veterans and their
families for more than 160 years. In 2012, the company created the
Military Affairs Program to expand our outreach to members of the
military, veterans, and their families who may be facing financial
hardships as part of our commitment to helping communities succeed by
being a part of the solution. Wells Fargo’s program has surpassed its
original three year, $35 million goal by donating more than $66 million
toward programs to help servicemembers, veterans, and their families
achieve and maintain homeownership, attain successful career
transitions, and succeed financially.
Wells Fargo has:
Donated or is in the process of donating to wounded warriors more than
300 Real Estate Owned (REO) properties valued at more than $49 million.
Hired more than 5,500 veterans, and participated in more than 700
military job fairs since 2012. More than 150 team members are on
military leave at any given time.
Launched Hands on Banking® for Military,
a financial education program that has been viewed by more than
130,000 since July 2013.
Donated well over $19.5 million to military and veteran related
nonprofits since 2012.
About Wells Fargo & Company
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852
and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking,
insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance
through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com)
and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers
who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000
team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United
States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015
rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to
satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed
financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells
Fargo Blogs and Wells
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