One Man, a 750 mile race, in an effort to reconnect


TOR-RENT (n): - A fast-moving and overwhelming stream or flood of water. A sudden, violent, and copious outpouring of something (typically words or emotion).

Today's Veteran suicide epidemic is no less treacherous than the fight against any enemy our greatest soldiers have ever faced, and through the most dreadful battles in history. It will require their same intrepid spirit to win.

Operation Torrent is one Special Operation Veteran’s journey by Stand-Up Paddleboard across open water, the roughest seas, the harshest storms, and the darkest nights, as the living metaphor for what every Veteran may face after combat and then returning to civilian life. Also, to conquer the challenges of living/coping with the effects of multiple Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Post Traumatic Stress. Operation Torrent is the story of overcoming the often debilitating symptoms, and without the life altering meds, or alcohol that can be just as crippling. This mission will culminate with the first ever successful completion of the 750 mile Race to Alaska (R2AK) by SUP, and along with several extreme distance races in preparation. Regardless of how tough it gets, we are never alone!

PARTICIPATING FOUNDATIONS


Every soldier leaves the military (and combat) with the notion of returning to civilian life with the same passion, work ethic, and values that drove them to serve this Nation. Often, the torrent of life events that occur after separation from their military mission and brotherhood can feel just like braving enemy fire all over again. Alone.

Raising awareness and resources for the amazing nonprofit organizations that were there for Josh and his family during their darkest hour. ``I would not be here today without them.`` Josh Collins

Continue scrolling below to select and donate to 1 of these 11 groups by clicking on the Website Link. Please act today!

MISSION 22

MISSION 22

We’re fighting a War against Veteran suicide, and we’re losing. According to a recent VA study each day over 20 veterans take their own lives, but together we can win the war against veteran suicide. Join Mission 22 to let our vets know that they have an army behind them. your donation dollars assist us in getting veterans treatment when they need it the most, right now. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more about MISSION 22 please visit their web site at www.mission22.com.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION

SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more please visit us at www.specialops.org.

LIGHT UP TO LIVE FOUNDATION

LIGHT UP TO LIVE FOUNDATION

Light Up to Live offers information and assistance to those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The documentary Light Up to Live reveals insight into the lives of American Veterans who have struggled, their journey to wellness and the drug-free options they utilized. Learn more: www.lightuptolive.com

SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION

SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION

The Special Forces Association is a non-profit 501(c)(19) Veteran Service Organization with over 9,700 active members and 85 Chapters located throughout the United States and eight Countries around the world. One of the primary missions is to promote and support the general welfare of the Special Forces community, which is accomplished through three funds: The Emergency Relief Fund that provides immediate financial assistance to eligible members, their spouses, children, and grand-children in times of natural and unexpected disasters, the Scholarship Fund, an annual education assistance program providing education scholarships based on merit to children and grand-children of SFA members; and The Patriot Fund. established in 2007, provides support and assistance to the JFK Special Warfare Center and School, The Special Forces Command, and seven Special Forces Groups and Their families primarily through the Family Readiness Groups and the US Special Operations Command Care Coalition. www.specialforcesassociation.com

GREEN BERET FOUNDATION

GREEN BERET FOUNDATION

The Green Beret Foundation provides direct and continuous support to the Green Beret Community and its families. The Green Beret Foundation facilitates the transition of Green Berets and their families whether that transition is from wounds sustained in combat, illness, injury or “merely” from numerous deployments and/or retirement. For more information please visit their website at www.greenberetfoundation.org

NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION

NAVY SEAL FOUNDATION

The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Established in 2000 to serve U.S. Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen, Naval Special Warfare support personnel and their families, the Navy SEAL Foundation’s programs are focused on the preservation of the Naval Special Warfare force and their families. We provide a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, loss and transition. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more visit us at www.navysealfoundation.org.

The Darby Project

The Darby Project

The Darby Project is a Subsidiary of The GallantFew. “Setting The Example For Others To Follow”, the Darby Project facilitates a successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. RLTW! Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more about the Darby Project please visit their website at www.darbyproject.org.

TASK FORCE DAGGER

TASK FORCE DAGGER

The Task Force Dagger Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations Command members and their families. We conduct Recreational Therapy Adaptive Events, and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our service members. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more, please visit their website at www.taskforcedagger.org.

WARRIORS HEART CENTER

WARRIORS HEART CENTER

Warriors Heart® provides private treatment to adult men and women 18 and older who are seeking inpatient treatment for chemical dependency and co-occurring psychological disorders relating to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or the psychological effects of MTBI. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more about Warriors Heart please visit their web site at www.warriorsheart.com.

MARSOC FOUNDATION

MARSOC FOUNDATION

The MARSOC Foundation aims to meet needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC Marines and Sailors following wounds, injuries and extended deployments. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more about the MARSOC Foundation please visit their website at www.marsocfoundation.org.

PATRIOTIC SERVICE DOG

PATRIOTIC SERVICE DOG

Patriotic Service Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on serving our veteran soldiers by raising awareness for their needs and providing Service Dogs to those who may benefit from long-term mental and physical assistance. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more please visit their website at www.patrioticservicedogfoundation.org.

BLACK DAGGER

BLACK DAGGER

Black Dagger Military Hunt Club Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides shooting, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor opportunities for veterans and active duty military. We are located in the greater Tampa Bay Florida area but operate around the state. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more, please visit their website at www.blackdaggermhc.org.

SEAL KIDS

SEAL KIDS

SEALkids, Inc. honors the Navy SEAL community’s courage and sacrifice by helping its children reach their full potential in life. We identify and provide for the best educational assessments, specialized therapies, academic support, and enrichment services available. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more about SEAL Kids please visit their web site www.sealkids.org.

UNIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

UNIT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Unit Scholarship Fund is an ALL-VOLUNTEER, non-profit, tax-exempt organization, and since our establishment in 1993 they have honored our Fallen Special Operations Soldiers by awarding merit based post-secondary educational memorial scholarships to the Daughters, Sons and Spouses of America’s most elite Fighting Force. Please click on the LOGO to donate, and to learn more about the Unit Scholarship at www.unitscholarshipfund.org.