Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Orion International Raising Funds for Warrior Hike

Warrior Hike is partnering with Orion International to raise $100K+ for Veterans in 2014 through the Veteran Low to High Challenge.

All donations are tax-deductible and will benefit Orion’s partner Veteran Non-Profit Organizations – Operation Military Embrace, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, and Warrior Hike – directly supporting Seriously Injured Military Personnel and their Families, Children of Fallen Service Members, and Transitioning Combat Veterans. Learn more about the Partner Organizations.

The culminating event of the Veteran Low to High Challenge will occur this month, when a team of Orion Employees, Veterans, Partners, and Corporate Sponsors, will hike from the lowest point in Death Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, a trek which will span seven days and 130+ miles. It is Orion’s goal to gain national recognition for its Partner Veterans Organizations and raise $100K+ by undertaking and completing the Low to High Challenge.

Get Involved

  • Make a donation to the Veteran Low to High Challenge! All donations are tax-deductible, and each and every contribution is appreciated. To make your donation even more impactful, Orion will double your donation by matching, dollar-for-dollar, the first $14,505 (symbolic for matching the elevation of Mount Whitney) raised in Individual Donations! Donate now.

  • Get your company involved! Corporate Sponsorship is an opportunity for your organization to receive high-visibility recognition within the military community while directly supporting our partner charitable organizations. Orion has several levels of Corporate Sponsorship available to allow your company to contribute in a meaningful way to the Veteran Low to High Challenge, regardless of budget. Learn more about the benefits of Corporate Sponsorship.

  • Participate in a 5K in your area. Orion has held a 5K race in support of the Veteran Low to High Challenge in each of the cities an Orion office is located – Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; and Virginia Beach, VA; with our final 5K being in San Diego, CA. All proceeds from these events will be donated to Operation Military Embrace, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, and Warrior Hike.
Orion’s Cincinnati office “Go The Extra Mile For the Vets 5K” event, held on September 6th, had the honor to meet Jesse Bier, a USMC Combat Veteran suffering from PTSD and has been helped by Warrior Hike. He attributes his ability to get his life back in order to his experience hiking the Appalachian Trail with Warrior Hike. “Warrior Hike has allowed for me to break out of the bondage from PTSD...and be with people who have similar problems and interests,” he explains. See more of Jesse’s story here.

Jesse Bier and his dog, Cooper, on right, with Orion Recruiter Todd Phillips at Orion’s Cincinnati office 5K in September 2014

He now works with an organization called Battle Buddies, which works to help connect Veterans with PTSD with guide dogs. Jesse will be leading a hike for Warrior Hike next year. His story is a great, personal reminder of why Orion launched the Low to High Challenge to help Veterans through its Partner Veterans Organizations.

Learn more about Orion’s Veteran Low to High Challenge at

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