Local non-profit fundraiser to help veterans
CONVERSE – For Shaunnesy Rodriguez, the cause is personal. She now takes care of the health and welfare of the US military because her son, a US Navy, is one of them.
“When you have someone close to you, family, maybe a friend who joins the military, you just have a completely different perspective, or at least I did,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez saw a need for others, so 12 years ago she created Wellness 4 Warriors, using her fitness knowledge and time spent volunteering at the VA inspired her to start the association.
“The mission just came out as a kind of wellness house,” Rodriguez said.
Today, the organization continues to grow and change. Rodriguez says the mission not only gives veterans wellness strategies to help them regain and maintain an abundant life, but also efforts to prevent suicides.
“You know our veterans sacrifice so much, the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. If me and others who can help me make a difference to help them, maybe don’t take the plunge to commit suicide, ”Rodriguez said.
This year’s event also included the assistance and participation of American Legion Cavaliers who play a vital role with veterans who help veterans.
If you would like to help veterans by participating in the Wellness 4 Warriors tour well-being4guerriers.org for more information.
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