"A gift from Garry Atkins"
"Go Luke! "
"Cash gift from Amy Schroeder."
"Great rower and Concept 2! "
"Way to Row Uncle Luke :-) !!!!! (From Sarah and Hannah)"
"keep on rowing"
The One Million Meter Row is my way of honoring and expressing my gratitude to the members of our military and their families. They have given so much to our country and asked for so little in return. Like many of you, I have family and friends who have served or are serving, and I am constantly reminded of the sacrifices made by them and their loved ones. All of these people are heroes, and they deserve as much support as we can give.
Donations to the One Million Meter Row will be shared equally between two respected charities – Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Navy SEAL 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. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community. In 2015, the NSF spent $10.9 million dollars supporting the community through a comprehensive set of programs specifically designed to reduce the stressors associated with the tremendous amount of uncertainty and pressure that comes with life in NSW. Their pillars of support include: Warrior Support & Family Services, Educational Opportunities, Tragedy Assistance & Survivor Support, Transition Assistance, Veterans Support, and Legacy Preservation
For more information about these organizations and the great work they do, please visit http://specialops.org and https://www.navySEALfoundation.org. For updates and to follow my progress, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OneMillionMeterRow.