Carry The Load Highlighted as One of CW33’s Local Champions

CW33’s Local Champions is designed to be resource for people in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area to find charities and organizations to give money or time to through donations or volunteerism and help better their local communities.

Our preference is to highlight local charities with a track record of putting at least 75% of their annual revenues directly toward the cause vs. other expenses.

These organizations are selected as we feel they have the greatest impact and measureable effect on the people, pets or programs their charity serves in the DFW area.

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Carry The Load featured on podcast “What If You Could” episode 6

Today on What If You Could, Brian’s guest is Cody Bandars from Carry The Load. Cody, a graduate from the University of Nebraska, has an interesting story to tell about his journey to fulfill what he saw as a requirement to serve his country. Cody entered the US Navy in 2010 on his way to becoming a Navy Seal. Clint Bruce, a former Navy Seal and founder of Carry the Load was instrumental in Cody’s decision to enter the Navy and serve his country. Tune in to learn more about Cody’s story, and to learn about Carry The Load, a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders.

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This Navy SEAL founded a national nonprofit, started a successful business, and still faced depression

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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.

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