Red River Charitable Foundation Hosts 5K in Support of Veterans

Rock Your Camo 5K and Fun Run

Claremont, N.H. – May 15, 2015 – The Red River Charitable Foundation (RRCF), Red River’s philanthropic organization hosted the first annual Rock Your Camo 5K and Fun Run to benefit two local Veterans organizations.

Operation Hat Trick (OHT) originated at the University of New Hampshire and generates awareness, support and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded warriors, both active service members and veterans. Operation Hat Trick pursues these goals through the sale of branded merchandise, proceeds of which are distributed to selected organizations that provide direct services to wounded warriors. Dot Sheehan, President and Founder of OHT attended the event. “I was honored to represent Operation Hat Trick at the Rock Your Camo Red River Charitable Foundation 5K Road Race on May 9.  Red River has been a great OHT partner and has been very supportive in our mission to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans.  There’s a great need in NH and between OHT and Red River we are filling some of the white space that exists.  I applaud Red River for understanding the ongoing needs of our nation’s veterans.” Learn more by visiting www.operationhattrick.com.

Friends of Veterans (FoV) is an all-volunteer, certified, non-profit organization that serves veterans throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. They are dedicated to helping fellow veterans and their families improve their lives to avoid homelessness. Larry Daigle, FoV President, offers the following comments, “On behalf of the whole Friends of Veterans organization we say thanks for your continued support. Your employees’ willingness to help veterans continues to amaze us and we thank them and Red River once again for this donation and the continued support of this and other fundraising events!” Learn more about FoV at www.friendsofveteransvtnh.org

Rick Bolduc, Red River CEO and RRCF President said, “We are proud to show our support, thanks and respect to local veterans for their contributions to our military. It’s been a long standing tradition at Red River for employees to contribute enthusiastically to the many philanthropic activities that we sponsor as a company and many of our employees either ran the race or volunteered for the day. The event was a huge success, well attended by over 200 runners. We look forward to hosting it each year and continuing our mission to support Veterans.”

Red River would like to thank the major sponsors of the event, the Common Man Restaurant and Heidi’s Simply Sweet Creations, who generously provided free lunch and cupcakes to all runners and volunteers. Others who donated time or services include Aaron’s Sales & Lease, Casella Waste, Hannaford’s, Blood’s Catering, Allan’s Vending, Stone Arch Bakery, students from Stevens High School, the Rogue Robots of 4-H, the Ink Factory, Operation Hat Trick, the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Friends of Veterans, Girl Scout Troop 30261, Claremont Parks and Recreation Department, and the Claremont Police Department.

Thank you to the countless volunteers and all of the runners who made the day a huge success!

About Red River Charitable Foundation

Red River Charitable Foundation (RRCF) is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization with a dual mandate and mission. RRCF promotes and encourages students to continue their studies in the fields of science and technology as well as supporting US military veterans transitioning to civilian life.  RRCF provides opportunities for students in middle school through college interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math with scholarships, internships, mentoring, and donations of IT equipment. RRCF supports veterans and their families by providing technology career counseling and mentorships as well as emergency monetary assistance as they integrate back into our community. Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedRiverTechnologyFoundation. For more information or to donate to RRCF, visit our website http://www.redrivertechnologyfoundation.com Tax ID# 26-3579377

About Red River
Founded on the core values of hard work, honesty and integrity, Red River is a leading provider of IT hardware integration, maintenance and support services. The company’s technology expertise and mission-critical experience help customers optimize their business processes and maximize the value of their IT investments. Red River has developed a remarkable reputation for providing IT products and hardware-related services to government, healthcare and enterprise organizations. By combining an uncommon work ethic with exceptional service, Red River delivers performance beyond expectations to its customers, partners and suppliers. Follow Red River on Twitter at @ThinkRed. For more information please call 800.769.3060 or visit www.redriver.com.

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Phone: (603) 442-5561
Email: gina.burke@redriver.com

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