Prince Harry’s South Pole Heroes
More than 50,000 American service men and women have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. The purpose of the South Pole expedition was to raise awareness of their sacrifices and their needs. If you’d like to help, you can contact one of the charities involved in the event.
Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities.
Donate at https://secure.uso.org/1401_JA2/?sc=WEBDONATION&setup_subscription=yes&ta=1401
Soldiers to Summits is a program of No Barriers USA - a nonprofit organization that helps people to unleash the power of their human spirit by encouraging them to transcend barriers.
Donate at http://soldierstosummits.org/Donate.aspx
Walking With The Wounded (United Kingdom)
The expedition was organized and managed by UK not-for-profit Walking With The Wounded. The organization stages extreme expeditions to demonstrate that despite injury, veterans are still able to challenge themselves and inspire others to live for the future. Walking With The Wounded provides funding to support UK wounded back into employment outside the military. To find out more about their work please visit www.walkingwiththewounded.org.uk.
First published March 26 2014, 4:50 PM