Thousands of miles to better housing for aging veterans
On Dec. 5, Rick Heppard and Bobby Brooks, better known as Running for Heroes, will run the 2021 EOD Warrior Holiday Dash 7K, Half and Full Marathon on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in D.C. It will be their 12th marathon this calendar year.
They laced up in 20-degree weather on Jan. 31, to run their first of 12 marathons on snow-covered trails to raise money and awareness for aging veteran housing needs and the Hero’s Bridge Village. The village will be a community of tiny homes that Hero’s Bridge — a support organization for elderly veterans — is planning to build for the area’s most marginalized veterans. Read the full story.