This year Cider Cross is proud to partner with ‘Clear Path for Veterans.’ They are a locally based organization designed to help veterans that have just returned from active duty. Please follow this link to donate to the cause.
Clear Path for Veterans is a private nonprofit 501 (c3) organization dedicated to helping military veterans and their families recover and reintegrate by offering a variety of support, training, vocational and recreational programs in a setting of natural beauty. Our mission is to empower military members, veterans, and their families through traditional and non-traditional wellness-enhancing programming all delivered in a safe and family-centered environment. Clear Path also integrates community-based programs and services into a holistic network of supportive resources spanning Central and Upstate New York.
Our community has a large military presence including soldiers from Fort Drum, the 174th Attack Wing, The Air and Army National Guard and Army, Navy and Marine Reserve all located within a 60 mile radius of our facility. After more than a decade of war, it’s estimated that more than 1.5 million service men and women will transition out of the service; more than 30% will have a service related disability. As the VA system continues to be overloaded, communities will be asked to engage their support for those who have worn the uniform. With your support, Clear Path for Veterans will have the financial wherewithal to lead this effort and help those who will reside in Central and Upstate New York.