10 Challenges To Service

Signup for our 10 Challenges To Service, a program designed to help veterans regain their purpose in life.

Local Events

Learn more about our online and local events in SW Florida. From axe throwing, swimming with dolphins to an elephant retreat and much more!

Ron’s Story

Meet Ron Zaleski, the man who walked across the country AND the appalachian trail barefoot to raise awareness for veteran suicide.

Resources For Veterans

Find local and online resources that are tailored to helping veterans make their transition to civilian life.

Campaign 22

Support veterans making their transition with a donation of $22/month to represent the 22 veterans a day that take their lives. You can choose where your money goes, and you will receive: A Campaign 22 T-shirt, 10% Off Merchandise, and a TLWH Sticker!

Upcoming Online Events

A Day With Elephants – Day Pass

September 25, 2021

A Day With Elephants - Day Pass: The Long Walk Home is excited to be offering a free day pass at Two Tails Ranch in…

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Swim With The Dolphins, Therapy For Veterans

October 15, 2021

Join us October 16-17th for a weekend of Swim With The Dolphins, Therapy For Veterans. Free for Veterans, Click Here to RSVP!

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Veterans Day Bike Ride & Family Steak Cookout

November 13, 2021

Join us for our 4th annual Veterans Day Bike Ride & Family Steak Cookout for a day of family fun! Get Your Tickets Here Veterans…

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Weekly Livestream

Introduction To Mentorship

Host: Ron Zaleski
Date/Time: August 17th, 6pm
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Introduction To Mentorship

Host: Ron Zaleski
Date/Time: September 13th, 6pm
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Pay It Forward Program

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Purchase A Ticket for our upcoming Elephant Retreat

Give a Veteran an opportunity to go to our elephant retreat at Two Tails Ranch in Florida. Once you purchase a ticket, The Long Walk Home will then distribute it to Veterans interested in attending.

Veteran Of The Month

10 Challenges To Service

In the military we are taught to be of ultimate service to our country and to our fellow brothers and sisters. Getting discharged doesn’t mean we should abandon that mission. Rather, we must redefine it and utilize our military training to better serve our community.

The ‘10 Challenges to Service’ are designed to help us continue our mission to serve and protect. “How?” you might ask. We do it by being the person we want our children to become one day, a person who leads by example. The more we can learn and take the time to work on ourselves, the more value we can add to the lives of those around us. Think of these challenges as a boot camp, laying the groundwork for us to redefine our mission and take charge of our lives. We are not victims. It’s up to us to create the change we want, not Uncle Sam!

As you tackle each challenge, you will communicate with one of our Mentors about your progress and learnings. Upon completion of the 10th challenge, you may become a Mentor for The Long Walk Home if you so desire. Mentoring is an excellent opportunity not only to impact fellow Veterans, but also to reinforce what you learned from your own experience taking the challenges.

Ron Zaleski

Marines
Venice, Florida
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Aileen Miller

Supporter
Venice, Florida
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Loren Wieland

Air Force
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Nancy Ann Gazo

Supporter
Venice, Florida
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Ron’s Story

Learn more about Ron Zaleski’s journey across the country barefoot to raise awareness for veterans that commit suicide.

What am I supposed to learn

What am I supposed to learn

When I feel the need to attack someone, I have to ask myself, what am I not seeing, what am I afraid of and what am I supposed to learn from this? I...

Testimonials

A place where there is kindness

A place where there is kindness, compassion and peace… wisdom, magic and joy… healing, purpose and possibility… kinship and camaraderie.

Curtis Dennis

Great people trying to make a difference.

I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Ron and his crew over the last couple months. Great people trying to make a difference. I’ve witnessed the positive effect these people have on the community they serve.

Jeremy Scharlow

Compassionate, heart-in-hand volunteers

A great veterans charity. Compassionate, heart-in-hand volunteers.

Sarah Randall

This is a great community for veterans

This is a great community for veterans. If you are looking for a group of friendly and caring peers that know and shared your same struggles, then look no further.

David Noel

I am forever grateful for TLWH!

To say TLWH services are life altering is the understatement of the year. I am forever grateful for TLWH!

Annmarie Kennedy

We’re lucky to have them here in SWFL.

Amazing organization with even more amazing individuals running it! We’re lucky to have them here in SWFL.

Jackie Killian

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