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I’m Raising Some Money for Homes For Our Troops by Challenging the World Record for the Fastest Run Across Iceland!

**UPDATE**On July 14th, 2021, with my teammate, Elliot, and supported by a fantastic crew, I broke the world record for fastest foot-traverse across Iceland. The 460-mile route took us 9 days and 7 hours, beating the previous record by 1 day and 6 hours!

Luke Forelle

I documented some of the journey on Instagram at instagram.com/lukeforelle. The official tracking webpage with our route can be found at: trackleaders.com/icelandfkt21f. I’m so grateful to everyone who followed along and gave me support.

My goal, which I hope gets well-surpassed, was to raise $35,000 for Homes For Our Troops, an organization whose impact I’ve seen personally. In 2016, HFOT completed an adapted home for my fellow Marine, Corporal Garrett Carnes, who was seriously injured during our deployment to Afghanistan.

HFOT’s mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

Thank you so much to those who have already donated! I intend on keeping the donation page active for at least another few weeks. Please share the story with your friends and family. I have already met the goal but HFOT is such a deserving organization that I hope the donations keep coming in!

Best – Luke

Veteran’s Resources

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NYC Dept. Of Veterans’ Services (NYCDVS)

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/veterans/index.page

Gold Star Wives of America (GSW)- This is a 501c3 Congressionally Chartered Organization ( not to be confused with DoD Gold Star Wives/Families). They work hard to change policies and laws which affect our surviving families.

https://www.goldstarwives.org/

Senator Elizabeth Dole Hidden Heroes Campaign (HH)- This organization addresses military caregiver needs.

https://hiddenheroes.org/

American Red Cross Military & Veteran Caregiver Network (MVCN)- This organization addresses veteran & military caregiver needs.

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/services-for-veterans/military-veteran-caregiver-network.html

Blue Star Families (BSF)- Connections active duty & veteran families to information, events and assistance.

https://bluestarfam.org/

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) –  TAPS Peer Mentor, assisting our nation’s grieving widows in many ways. Initially, with the stages of grief, but also about survivor benefits and other areas of life. NYC Military Survivor Care Group for New York City, bi-weekly on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

https://www.taps.org/

 

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