Ride for Veterans

Cycling and anything that keeps the wheels turning. Marine veteran remembering the time I served as well as looking to help others.

Homeless Veterans’ Thanksgiving 2014. Pt. 3 (Reached our goal, now what.)

Reached the goal of $300 well before anticipated!

imageWe’re very impressed with the progress of this campaign, despite having a flat tire on the most recent ride. Motivated to have people out there whom I’ve never met contributing their time and money to help out. Either with ideas or sharing these posts on Facebook or Twitter.

As I said before for every $100 donated equals 50 miles on the bike. I have most of the food ideas covered with the help of my roommate and her family. (Check out her blog here.)  

For now we’re focusing on what items to include for the veterans. I have a basic list of items I’m planning on purchasing with the donations.If you think of anything else please include it in the comments below. Also if you know of places we could gather them up for a great deal include it.

Thanksgiving list: (Hopefully we’ll be able to expand.)

  • Toothbrush/ toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Sunscreen
  • Body wash
  • Literature on help out there for homeless veterans
  • Sanitary wipes
  • Small first aid kits

If this is the first you’re learning about the Ride For Veterans check out the first post regarding Thanksgiving. 


By the end of October I will have completed the 150 miles that I owe everyone for their donations. Because there is still time before Thanksgiving we are hoping to make more of an impact. LET’S MAKE IT DOUBLE! To make things fair, after the 150 miles are completed any further donations will count as $1 for 1 mile. For those of you out there waiting until November to make your donations, keep in mind that all of these miles have to be completed prior to Thanksgiving. Confident that this won’t be an issue. 😀

Share on Facebook! Share on Twitter! Share with your friends and family! Happy to see so many others getting excited to help out.


  1. This is awesome, and a really great project. Kudos to you, Jason, and here’s to hoping everyone keeps those wheels spinning!

    • Thanks a lot! Wheels will be spinning a lot faster on Friday! :)

  2. Good Job Jason. I posted your article on my fanpage http://www.facebook.com/toohardtotell. On behalf of all of us homeless folks, especially the vets, thank you for your efforts.


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