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Healing begins with finding purpose.

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Warriors in Recovery foundations" (DBA) Return to Love.

Mission: Warriors in Recovery is based out of Colorado and is a nonprofit organization established to help active duty and veterans heal from the inside out. Warriors in Recovery 's latest project will change lives by traveling across the country with it's first stop to Liberia. While there several veterans will come together and build water wells for the many people in need and help to develop sustaining programs for villages and communities.

Our warriors will be bringing water to Liberia, each warrior will raise enough money not only to go to this country and help drill and build but will also sponsor a well. They will be involved in community development activities while there. Many of my warriors say that since leaving the military they have lost a sense of purpose, this project indeed will reinstate the feeling of purpose. So not only are you helping an impoverished country you are also helping a warrior heal from within.


Hello my name is A.G. Shaw. I serve in the United States Army for 22 years and counting. As a 92M (Mortuary Affairs NCO) I am able to protect not only my country and my fellow service members but bring them home if they fall in battle. I consider this job to be the pinnacle of selflessness. Making sure the deceased are returned to their families so they can have closure and eventual peace has been my duty and my privilege. Unfortunately, my service is being cut short due to multiple physical injuries and being diagnosed with Chronic PTSD. I am currently going through the MED Board process. I doubt I'll be retained but that's okay; I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my life. Bringing clean water to those in need and keeping a photographic journal of the process will be a great new beginning I think. I use photography to distract me from thoughts of sorrow and death. Photography is my personal celebration of life and my way to chronicle happiness, goodwill and connection. I look forward to this most literal labor of love.

When Asked Why do you want to come on this mission:

I'd like to do what I can within the physical limits of my injuries.After 23 years of service, witnessing death and heartache I'd like a chance to be part of a life giving joyous effort. I'd like to do my part in helping to bring clean water to people living without. I'd also like to capture the efforts and compassion with my camera. People need to see compassion in action. Love is a verb

When told we will not be staying in hotels this is the response given:

I am a lifelong Soldier. I don't need a hotel in order to function. Aren't we helping people who have far less in the way of creature comforts? Retreating to a plush hotel at the end of the day may send the wrong message. Work with and live among, I say.

Also, I want to be an example for my children. I want to do some good that the gov't didn't order. I choose to do this. No orders, political motivations or TDY orders, just well meaning people doing some good. I need to be a part of that.

A.G is a TRUE WARRIOR IN RECOVERY Please help him on his Journey to bring purpose, peace and clean water!

Thank you.