Redefining Warrior Culture (RDWC) is a non-profit organization that helps first responders and veterans reconnect with their communities. By creating a network of mentors, they work with these veterans to give them the tools and abilities to take care of themselves and go back into the world to continue to operate in servant leadership roles.
This past weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, RDWC hosted a 22-mile ruck to raise money to start a scholarship fund for Alex Lawson, a former Army and U.S. Marshall who committed suicide four years ago. Inspired by his brother, Matt Lawson, the scholarship fund is designed to help veterans and first responders who have run into financial hardship or don’t have enough money to attend a CrossFit L1 seminar or to purse EMT training.
If you or someone you know is a veteran or a first responder and could use financial assistance to begin a new career in a servant leadership role, send a DM to RWDC on their Instagram page, @rdwc_actual.
Also, next month RWDC is running its invite-only annual retreat in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where 30 veterans and first responders attend and learn from specialists in areas of mental health, movement, nutrition, hot and cold therapy, shooting and resiliency.
Since its inception three years ago, RWDC has raised over $20,000 to help veterans and first responders get back on their feet. To learn more about RWDC and to donate, you can visit their website, redefiningwarriorculture.com or visit them on Instagram, @rdwc_actual.