Susquehanna Valley Team River Runner (TRR) provides health and healing for military injured, active duty, veterans, and disabled members of community through therapeutic kayaking and other forms of adventure paddling. We are made up of volunteer experienced kayakers, canoeists and certified instructors. The program is physically demanding and socially supportive to help participants develop a lifestyle of fitness and outdoor adventure.
What can your donation do?
$25 can finance a trip for a combat veteran suffering from PTSD to go to one of Pennsylvania’s many great rivers on a TRR paddle and practice the skills she learned while training locally; this is where she learns to work outside her comfort zone and face-down some old fears.
$250 can allow a volunteer who has been working with wounded veterans and disabled members of the Lancaster community to attend a national training seminar where he learns how to adapt kayaks for people who have amputations, paralysis, range of motion problems, and balance problems. His training allows a Vietnam Veteran who thought kayaking was no longer an option the ability to go fishing with his son again…and land the big one!
$2500 can finance the Third Annual Kids are OutaSight! clinic, which is expanded in 2017 to include
both children and adults in the local community who suffer from blindness or visual impairments. TRR brings in nationally recognized blind paddlers to help teach this amazing group of people how to guide and be guided on the river. On the final day of the clinic, over thirty boats hit the water! Our Veterans, who have been receiving services all year long, finally have a chance to give back to the community that has supported them as they teach the kids to paddle, provide safety during the trip, and have a great time with them during the Explorer’s Picnic at the end of the day. Mom and Dad smile through their tears at what their child has accomplished.
On November 18th (one day only!), go to https://extragive.org/designee/team-river-runner-susquehanna-valley-chapter and select your level of support. We are relying on you to help us help others…