Team Savannah for Veterans had a fundraising ruck march in Hinesville Saturday.
Leaving Bryant Commons about 10 a.m. members walked approximately seven miles, to near Fort Stewart’s Gate 1 and then back to the park.
“We aim to improve the overall wellness of local veterans through actively helping veterans obtain resources for any stressful life event they may encounter,” a statement from the group said. “We mainly focus on building relationships with veterans, reducing the stigma of mental health issues (specifically PTSD), and increasing community awareness of suicide within military populations.”
The group is planning three more marches this year. They call them rucks for the basic training exercise that has recruits carry their gear.
Marchers are not required to carry packs, but anyone is welcome to do so and walkers are asked to carry what they’ll want along the way.
The group is also recruiting more volunteers and donations. For information, call Chris Omalley at 931-338-2891 or Thomas Nash at 417-350-5810.