What Were Doing
What we do: Warriors On Cataract sponsors 4 day whitewater trips on the Colorado River through Canyonlands National Park from Moab to Lake Powell for our disabled veterans. Last summer we were able to provide two trips, each taking about 25 Wounded Warriors, their caregivers and families on each trip..
Why we do this: Each year over 6000 veterans succumb to their hopelessness and depression and die at their own hand. This is more than have been lost in 10 years of combat in the conflicts in the Middle East. This doesn’t have to be. We find that this whitewater trip is a watershed for many of the Wounded Warrior participants, giving them new hope and perspective, and forming a support group of other combat veterans, thereby putting them on a path to recovery and reintegration.