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Blog 2017-01-24T18:59:01+00:00

Veterans Helping Veterans: Sharing the Rivers of Recovery Experience

March 7th, 2017|

Many Rivers of Recovery participants find their experience so transformative, they want to share it with others. That’s why veterans are often our biggest advocates. Sometimes it’s by simply spreading the word. Other times RoR

Finding a New Way to Serve

January 17th, 2017|

Levi Crawford joined the military for the same reason many others do—he wanted to make a difference in the world.

He served a tour with the Army National Guard in Iraq and later in Afghanistan. His Afghanistan tour was cut short in May 2010 when Levi was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

After a long recovery, Levi found Rivers of Recovery (RoR) through his U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) Advocate. In 2013 he went on his first trip in Cotter, Arkansas.

Why Rivers of Recovery Is Not Your Typical Veteran’s Event

January 10th, 2017|

If there’s one thing Dan Laffin wants any new Rivers of Recovery (RoR) participant to know, it’s that this trip will be different.

“It’s not the typical veteran’s event where people are going to share hugs and talk about their feelings,” Dan explained. “It’s about being with other vets and doing fun stuff.”

And that’s why Dan believes veterans appreciate the organization—and the experience.