Shred360 is proud once again to support and partner with Operation Enduring Warrior. Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW) is a veteran-founded non‐profit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded veterans through a physical, mental and emotional rehabilitation. Our program helps participants overcome adversity and hardship through innovation, teamwork, and perseverance. This ultimately enables the lives of wounded veterans to go in directions they may have once thought were impossible.
OEW is a completely volunteer run organization. Donations go directly towards operational support of the organization and its different programs. The Masked Athlete Team (MAT) are specially trained volunteers who support our wounded veterans with the physical and mental adversity of extreme athletic challenges. The MAT spends countless hours preparing and researching ways to successfully assist our wounded veterans negotiate their extreme athletic challenges. Past events have included obstacle course races, hand-cycling, 5k and 10k races, and half/full Marathons
The gas masks worn by the team are symbolic of the hardships our wounded veterans live with every day. When the team members wear their gas masks their airflow is restricted by approximately 25%, simulating how the WVs they serve are overcoming insurmountable odds in the face of adversity. The MAT are composed of active-duty and prior service men and women. They chose their call sign based on the leadership traits instilled into them while performing their military duties and now will embody this specific trait while performing their duties as a Masked Athlete.
Shred360 will be hosting a FREE Community Shred Day on Tuesday, April 26th, at our secure facility in Irmo, SC. During this event, we will be accepting cash donations on behalf of OEW which will be presented to them by Shred360 Owner and CEO James Christie following the Ultimate USMC Mud Run in Columbia on April 30th. If you are not able to attend this event but would still like to donate to OEW, please contact James directly at 803-233-1823. Thanks for your continued support of Shred360 and Operation Enduring Warrior!