19 Sep We Support The Gary Sinise Foundation
Ever since PEAK started manufacturing and carrying the Modern Warrior line, we knew that this line would represent more then the standard by which sports supplements are held too. This line would be an opportunity for our company to give back to the people the name Modern Warrior is inspired by. We wanted to help support all military, veterans, 1st responders, and service men and woman. We knew that we wanted to pledge $1.00 of every Modern Warrior unit sold to a foundation that supports our military, but the obstacle was finding which foundation to support.
After months of intense research, we found a foundation we felt best represented what we were trying to do, The Gary Sinise Foundation. You might know Gary Sinise better as Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump! What captivated us more though was what the foundation stood for. The foundation?s mission statement is as follows:
At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting uniqueprograms designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.
The Gary Sinise Foundation does a remarkable job at truly putting together numerous charity events and efforts to improve the lives of our wounded veterans and first responders. The Foundation offers numerous programs that offer a wide variety of benefits. Some of the highlights of these programs are the R.I.S.E (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, which helps provide wounded veterans with home modifications that can make their lifestyle easier. The Serving Heroes program provides homeless veterans with free quality cooked meals, and to date has served almost 60,000 veterans.
The Foundation also offers numerous outreach programs, that include and Art and Entertainment program that offers veterans a free dinner and a show, and also The First Responder Outreach program which provides our nations first responders with updated equipment, and money to help support their operations.
One of the most popular programs is the Lt. Dan Band! They perform free concerts around the country for our veterans, and first responders, and also help raise money for the foundation itself!
As you can see The Gary Sinise Foundation does not limit itself to any specific aspect of charity, it instead attacks the needs of all our veterans and first responders head on! The relentless pursuit of change that this organization strives for is what motivated us to get behind them! What captivated us was their dedication to bettering those around them, and fighting for those who fight for us. Their ability to not limit themselves to anything, and instead do everything in their power to make a difference, and get closer to their goals, just like a Modern Warrior.