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Marine hikers raise funds for woundedbr

Posted Nov 05 2012 2:26am
Their service to their country may be over, but their devotion to their fellow soldiers continues.
For the past three and a half months, Sean Gobin and Mark Silvers, recently separated from the Marine Corps, have been hiking the Appalachian Trail to raise money in order to purchase adaptive vehicles for veterans who have suffered amputations during their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
When we were in Afghanistan we saw a lot of young service members coming jacket here through the base on their way home with debilitating injuries and severe amputations and seeing that made me wonder what can we do about this, said Silvers. We wanted to give back in some way and it aligned well with hiking the trail.
Gobin and Silvers partnered with Ride-Away which is one of the largest providers north face jacket of wheelchair vans, vehicle modifications, and adaptive equipment, according to the company’s website.
Each vehicle grant costs between $5,000 and $10,000, and Silvers said they will be looking to website provide as many grants as possible. Gobin said they are working with the president of Ride-Away to help identify who the recipients of the grants are. 



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