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Fort Collins, Colorado, March 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- No Barriers and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) are building a team of No Barriers Warriors alumni for the 2019 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues expedition to Mt. Baker, a glaciated volcano in Washington State’s Cascade Mountain Range. This epic journey, designed to provide rigorous mental and physical challenges, aims to help the veterans reflect on their past, recognize their contributions to their communities, and develop a vision for their continued service.
No Barriers Warriors Program Director and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran John Toth believes the developmental sessions leading up to and following the expedition are critical distinguishing aspects of the program.
“We want to give the team the opportunity to challenge themselves to summit Mt. Baker and continue to elevate and serve in their communities as leaders,” said Toth. “As they continue to recognize the significant and life changing gifts they’ve been given, we know they will do just that - displaying devotion, persistence, perseverance, commitment, teamwork at home, in the community and in the workplace.”
The veterans will train at the 2019 No Barriers Summit at North Lake Tahoe, California in June, where they will start to develop a strong team dynamic and physically prepare for the expedition. In September, the team will journey to Mt. Baker and attempt to summit on 9/11. After the journey is complete, the team will gather in San Diego, California in November for a post expedition developmental session to work on the personal goals each set during the expedition.
In 2014, Wells Fargo expanded its commitment to military service members, veteran and their families by sponsoring No Barriers Warriors. Together, Wells Fargo and No Barriers have taken more than 60 veterans with disabilities on transformative expeditions throughout the United States.
“It has been an honor to sponsor No Barriers Warriors and follow the veterans as they continue to advance their teamwork and leadership attributes,” said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Military Affairs Program manager and Army reservist. “At Wells Fargo, we value those qualities and look forward to supporting the 2019 participants through their transformative journey.”
To learn more about the 2019 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues expedition, please visit https://nobarriersusa.org/experiences/expeditions/warrior-strong-journey-continues-expedition/. No Barriers Warriors alumni can apply through April 3, 2019 at https://www.tfaforms.com/4709301.
The program schedule is as follows:
About No Barriers
What barriers do you face? This question lies at the heart of our organization. Whether in our personal lives, at work, or in our communities, we all face challenges that can prevent us from reaching our full potential. At No Barriers, we believe that what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way. No Barriers empowers people of all walks of life to overcome obstacles, live a life of purpose, and give back to the world, all through our ground-breaking curriculum, the No Barriers Life. Learn more about No Barriers at NoBarriersUSA.org.
About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors is a program of No Barriers USA focused on improving the lives of veterans with disabilities through transformative, curriculum-based expeditions in challenging outdoor environments. Each No Barriers Warriors expedition is designed to push veterans mentally and physically in some of nature’s more incredible wilderness settings. We create a safe space and encourage them to reflect on their past, recognize where they are in the present and then look with positivity to the future. The experience serves as a catalyst for change as veterans stretch their boundaries, innovate through adversity, and build lifelong rope teams. No Barriers Warriors programming is provided free of charge to veterans with disabilities serving in any of the armed forces from any era of service.
About Wells Fargo's Commitment to Military and Veterans
Wells Fargo has been committed to service members, veterans and their families for more than 165 years. In 2012, the company created the Military Affairs Program to expand its outreach to military service members, veterans, and their families who may be facing financial hardships as part of its commitment to helping communities succeed.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than $130 million to support military- and veteran-related nonprofits focused on housing initiatives, career transition and financial education.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,800 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 259,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
Jaime Donnelly No Barriers 970-484-3633 x 316 firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Westermann Wells Fargo 415-845-7759 Lisa.B.Westermann@wellsfargo.com John Toth No Barriers 970-484-3633 x 312 John.Toth@nobarriersusa.org