Co Bank’s No Barriers Warriors - NEC Coop
Mar 23, 2021 — News
America’s rural communities are home to millions of men and women who have served in our armed forces, many of whom face challenges due to service-related disabilities. CoBank has partnered with No Barriers USA and our members to honor and support these veterans by sponsoring up to 50 rural veterans with disabilities to experience the No Barriers Warriors program.
The CoBank and No Barriers partnership serves 50 veterans with disabilities from across rural America. Expeditions take place at the No Barriers Mountain Campus in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
The CoBank/No Barriers program provides an opportunity for veterans with disabilities to tackle personal challenges, stretch physical and emotional boundaries and overcome barriers, creating a catalyst for positive change. By participating in demanding activities like rafting, rock climbing and hiking, participants become better equipped to overcome the obstacles they face in their daily lives. By sharing the experience with other veterans, they also build a network of support that can last a lifetime.
Each year we invite CoBank customers, such as NEC Co-op Energy, to nominate deserving veterans who are interested in this challenging and inspiring program. In 2021, nominations/applications will be accepted from March 8, 2021 through May 7, 2021. Expeditions take place in July and August.