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Riding For Warriors To Kick-Off Third Annual Motorcycle Ride Raising Funds For Hope For The Warriors

Two-week New England and Nova Scotia ride will raise money to grant A Warrior’s Wish for four wounded veterans

Press Release – UNION, N.J. (Aug. 8, 2017) – The Third Annual Riding For Warriors two-week motorcycle ride will kick-off August 10th in Somerset County, New Jersey benefiting Hope For The Warriors and its A Warrior’s Wish program.

Celebrating 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family, and hope for veterans, service members and military families.

Through its first established program, A Warrior’s Wish, Hope For The Warriors fulfills a desire for a better quality of life or supports a quest for gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

For the third year, the ride will be led by Air Force veteran Michael Nehlsen and sponsored by Union, New Jersey-based Hillmann Consulting. Again, joining Nehlsen on the more than 3,000-mile New England and Nova Scotia journey is New Jersey-native, Jeff Molesko.

With a goal of $15,000, the duo is raising funds to sponsor A Warrior’s Wish for four wounded veterans which include three family vacations and a maple syrup evaporator for a retired Marine to aid in his family’s farm business.

Hoping for favorable riding weather, Nehlsen shares what this annual ride means to him, “Giving back to the warrior community has been an honor and a privilege. Hopefully, the wishes we have been able to assist in providing let the service members know that we are appreciative and thankful for all they have given.”

In two years, the proceeds from the annual Ride For Warriors has sponsored nine A Warrior’s Wishes totaling more than $75,000 providing wounded veterans with woodworking equipment, a storage shed, a family trip to Walt Disney World, a saw mill and tractor, a donation towards a horse trailer, a bass boat, two road bicycles, and more.

“We’re beyond thrilled to have the continued support of Michael and Jeff with their Third Annual Riding For Warriors,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors. “Both gentlemen truly understand the A Warrior’s Wish program and the lasting benefits of granting these wishes for the deserving veterans and their families.”

For more information on Riding For Warriors or to make a donation, visit hopeforthewarriors.org/Riding4Warriors2017.

For more information Hope For The Warriors or its A Warriors Wish program, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

About Hope For The Warriors:

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 167 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.


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