Rivers of Recovery is pleased to announce that Exide Technologies donated $10,000 to support wounded U.S. combat veterans participating in Rivers of Recovery programs. The donation will directly support combat veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injury, and other psychological wounds of war.
“We strongly believe in supporting our military veterans here at Exide,” said Mike Judd, Chief Operations Officer at Exide Technologies. “Rivers of Recovery makes a significant impact on our soldiers who are recovering from combat-related wounds, helping them integrate back into their lives as civilians. Their unique approach to recreational therapy is changing lives, and we’re proud to be a part of that mission.”
Exide Technologies is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. The company has a long history of supporting and employing military veterans, and recently was designated as a Military Friendly Employer by the Military Friendly Advisory Council.
“Exide’s donation will have an immediate impact,” said Amy V. Simon, Executive Director of Rivers of Recovery. “The money will help provide necessary scholarships to our veteran participants, allowing them to go through our unique rehabilitation program at no cost to them and helping us get closer to our goal of helping thousands of veterans. We are truly grateful to Exide for taking a leadership role in addressing the needs of our nation’s wounded warriors.”
Rivers of Recovery is an innovative, national nonprofit that uses outdoor-based activities to effectively treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety in combat veterans and active duty military. The organization has achieved national media attention for its unique programs and results-driven treatments, which combine fly fishing and other outdoor activities with a scientifically designed curriculum of therapeutic techniques.