In May, more than 60 Samsung employees participated in the annual Carry the Load National Relay to honor fallen U.S. veterans and first responders and to support their families through fundraising. Team Samsung reached the goal of raising $15,000 for Carry the Load, which partners with nonprofit organizations to provide care for military veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and their families to honor the sacrifices made by America’s heroes.
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Stephen Holley is a former Navy SEAL who founded the nonprofit Carry the Load in 2011 and started an outdoor clothing company called Sixsite. The Dallas native appears to be the model of success for a veteran who returned home to start a family and build a career. Even so, Holley has struggled with debilitating depression.
He spoke to George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, about his journey from Navy SEAL to entrepreneur.
The Carry The Load West Coast Relay arrives in San Antonio on Sunday for a rally in Military City USA.
Employees of the Adairsville Lowe’s Distribution Center participated in an awareness walk for the organization Carry The Load Wednesday from Friendship Baptist Church in Cartersville to the Tom B. David Airport in Calhoun.
DALLAS, Texas (KTHV) – In an ongoing effort to connect Americans to the sacrifices made daily by our military, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families, Carry the Load kicked off its Memorial May campaign and will make several stops in the Natural State.
SAN ANGELO, TX (KWES) – Remembering friends and family, one Midland native and Navy veteran is joining Carry the Load on their march to Dallas.
A two-day Memorial Day event will be held upon the group’s arrival in Dallas.
Carry the Load, a nonprofit that raises money for causes that support the nation’s military, law enforcement and other first responders, made a stop on the Central Coast Saturday.
WESTFIELD, Ind.–Last year on Memorial Day, Ronald Russell carried a 44 lb. backpack on a 22 mile walk. He did it not only to honor veterans, police officers and firefighters, but to experience a bit of the pain those people have gone through. He’s doing it again this year, and he’s inviting you along.