The transition from military to civilian life can be incredibly difficult for veterans, their families, and those who support them. When I returned from deployment as part of the Field Artillery in the Army Reserve, it was especially difficult to get back into a rhythm with my kids. I’ve been deployed three times, most recently in Kuwait, and have had to play “catch up” every time I come back. I know I’m lucky to have an employer that supports my military commitments and a home to return to, when so many veterans don’t.
That’s why I am proud to work for Wells Fargo, a company that has been committed to service members, veterans, and their families for more than 160 years. Wells Fargo recognizes the sacrifice made each day, and supporting our military and veterans is core to our company’s values.
As part of our commitment, Wells Fargo is again supporting Warriors to Summits, an experience that helps veterans with disabilities overcome physical and personal barriers and find purpose in other parts of their lives. Wells Fargo has supported the program, developed by the nonprofit No Barrriers USA, since 2014.
Through Warriors to Summits, we have helped veterans conquer mountains and inspire countless people along the way. From epic mountain journeys that revive the human spirit to financial education, professional development, jobs or housing options, Wells Fargo is working to empower and support those who have served.
Wells Fargo has renewed its focus on areas where we feel we can have the greatest impact:
- Getting active-duty military members and veterans into homes.
- Helping veterans with their career transition.
- Providing financial education.
We have committed to hiring a total of 20,000 veterans by 2020, expanded our Hands on Banking program to include information specifically for members of the military, and donated more than 300 homes. We also recently committed to providing $2 million in scholarships and emergency grants for veterans and spouses of disabled veterans over four years starting this year, and we provide resources and tools to help veterans overcome barriers as they transition to civilian life.
Join the Warriors to Summits team
The 2016 Warriors to Summits Expedition Series is accepting applications and nominations through March 4 for mountaineering expeditions in Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Colorado.
Warriors to Summits brings together veterans with disabilities to climb mountains, make new friends, and overcome hurdles through a life changing experience. They use mountains as a metaphor and training ground for veterans looking to face and overcome physical, emotional, and mental barriers.
Veterans are invited to apply for one of the 26 spots in the 2016 Expedition Series, which accommodates a range of disabilities including blindness, amputation, severe burns, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries. You can also nominate a veteran for the team on the Warriors to Summits website.
Please note that candidates must meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Eligibility Criteria document. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.