Veterans and Expedition Leaders Join Rise Employees in Volunteer Day
at Denver-area Women and Children’s Facility
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rise Broadband, the
nation’s largest fixed-wireless Internet service provider, has
concluded its wounded veterans’ Colorado
Mountain Expedition training program with a volunteer project for Family
Tree’s House of Hope homeless shelter. The facility, located in
Rise’s home city of Englewood, is the only homeless shelter serving
women and children in Arapahoe County (south Denver).
From October 13-19, 2015, 11
wounded veterans participated in a rigorous training program to
overcome challenges and expand limits; led by a support system of people
who understand and accept what the veterans have been through. The
expedition was fully funded by Rise Broadband and conducted by
“Since the conclusion of the expedition…I can push myself a lot further
than I have ever attempted,” said Phillip Smith of Bryn Mawr, PA. “I
really do feel as if no barriers are in my way; there are no more
obstacles to utilize as a crutch.”
On the final day of the program, expedition participants and team
leaders joined Rise Broadband employees at House
of Hope in the south Denver area. This combined Rise team prepared
meals, met with residents and performed interior/exterior maintenance as
well as other projects.
“We are proud and privileged to have worked side by side with these
veterans and expedition leaders in helping the women and children at
Family Tree’s House of Hope overcome their own barriers,” said Jack Koo,
Rise Broadband’s president and CEO.
About Rise Broadband
Rise Broadband is the nation’s largest fixed wireless Internet service
provider; serving nearly 200,000 rural and suburban residential and
commercial accounts in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.
Incorporated in 2005 as JAB Broadband, the company rebranded all
operations as Rise Broadband in 2015 – including regional divisions
Digis, Prairie-iNet, Skybeam, T6 and Rhino Communications.
Today, Rise Broadband offers affordable high-speed broadband (Internet
and phone) services in 16
states; with speeds ranging between 3 Mbps and 1 Gbps.
Rise Broadband is headquartered in metro Denver. For information, visit risebroadband.com.
About No Barriers Warriors
No Barriers Warriors is a non-profit organization empowering disabled
veterans and transitioning service members as well as survivors of the
fallen to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and
contribute their best to the world. Learn more at nobarrierswarriors.org.
About Family Tree and House of Hope
Family Tree helps people overcome child abuse, domestic violence and
homelessness to become safe, strong and self-reliant. Their House of
Hope facility assists families in becoming self-sufficient by providing
housing, employment, education, job-skills training and childcare. Visit www.familytree.org
for more information.
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