Washington, DC 20001
*Military term refers to a rucksack which is another name for a backpack. At RUCK UP, Vets can "dump their Ruck" of memories, pressures, and problems. May also refer to all of one's personal gear. To "Ruck Up" is grab your gear, get back
on your feet, and go!
"Ruck Up Soldiers five minutes move out! " **Urban Dictionary .com
A word from- AJ PAIGE, MA-CP, LSW
Many of us know AJ Paige, he’s one of the Counselors at RUCK UP. Along with being the President of the Board, and one of our main driving forces. This video was taken during the AFSP Walk out of Darkness. As Veterans, we have all had a run in with suicide. But a few of us make the connection to it, and PTSD. It’s important to remember YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There is help and there are those who not only understand but have been there themselves.
To quote AJ, "We won't give in to the darkness, NOT TODAY”
WHAT DO WE DO?
We the members of RUCK-UP Inc, herby associate and pledge to reach out to Veterans of Good Service, peacetime, war, active and reserve component; for the purpose of advocacy, consulting, mentoring, aiding in time of need, and strengthening by association Veterans who are in crisis, disabled, or homeless. We focus on the 3 pillars of
The efforts of RUCK UP Inc and it's staff in this area include interaction on behalf of New England Veterans with local and State Agencies, work with and efforts in VA Service Connection claims, and Social Security claims, primarily SSDI.
This includes both our interaction with the AA community, as well as 1:1 Peer Counseling and Group PTSD counseling.
This includes our case management work, Food and Clothing Shelf operations for Veterans in crisis or who are homeless.
Please feel free to click on the Services tab above to learn more.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
Ruck-Up INC is a 501(c)3 Corporation, EIN# 80-0644387 and non profit # 31954, filed with the Secretary of State's office, as a Veterans Organization.
Everyone who helps at Ruck-Up is a VOLUNTEER- NO ONE GETS PAID!! Donations: 100% of all donations go towards helping Veterans. Not all donations have to be financial. If your in the area and want to drop off a box of canned goods for our food shelf or maybe a pack of socks for our clothing shelf for example, it would be just as appreciated. Some Vets have bought coffee...every little bit goes a long way!Please feel free to donate anyway you can.