4 Wheel to Heal is constantly growing and we need volunteers to help at events, coordinate, facilitate warriors, and serve the variety of needs throughout the organization. We are 100% volunteer managed, and we cannot do the day to day mission without the help of volunteers. That means without the help out our Board, leads, and volunteers nation wide we could not be as successful as we continue to be. We’re looking for people to help set up and break down vendor booths/tents, sell merchandise and help coordinate different events for our wounded and disabled veteran guests.
Please feel free to contact a lead volunteer near you or simply contact Michael Godwin or Nate Ramos for additional questions.
CLUBS / ORGANIZATIONS:
Bryan LaVelle, of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away May 28, 2014 at the age of 27. He was a avid Jeeper, motorcyclist, and hunter. He was a co-founder of Michigan Jeepers, and instrumental in starting 4W2H in Michigan. He was a great friend and always willing to help even if you just met him.
“He placed others ahead of him by being a part of the 4W2H family and that alone speaks louder than words. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. From our family to his, God bless and our prayers are always with you.” ~Nate Ramos
Mike McGrath was an advocate for persons with disabilities and had created his own non-profit organization that provided free IT and websites to non-profits that better the lives of people with disabilities. Mike formerly worked on the Traffic Flow Management-Modernization contract for the Federal Aviation Administration and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Management Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Masters of Information Technology from Virginia Tech. He was also appointed by the Governor of Tennessee to serve on the State Rehabilitation Council which provides support and guidance to the State Vocational Rehabilitation program. Mike was an integral part of creating the “online” portion of this organization.
John “Hannah” Griffin
Co-Founder / Volunteer – South Florida
John entered the Air Force in 1997 right out of high school. Originally from a small town in North Carolina, he has traveled a good part of the world and has deployed several time in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). He currently works as a maintainer on fighter aircraft at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. John has always been into off-roading whether it was moto cross or four wheeling. In 2008, Hannah bought his first Jeep, a 1997 TJ Wrangler. He decided to build a rock crawler, just as any true gear head would do. In 2010, John and a few friends decided to start their own Jeep club, and Country Boy Crawlers (CBC) was born. Just a year later, Hannah helped establish 4W2H.
Lead Volunteer – Virginia
Robert Parrish is married, has two daughters and is originally from North Carolina. He is an active duty Army soldier, SFC/E-7, and has been in the military for over 24 years, four of those in the Army reserves. His MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) is 88M4XQ which is a Motor Transport Operator or Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator. He has deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Shield/Storm, Greece and Macedonia in support of Operations Falcon Landing/Hawk and Iraq in support of OIF. He is currently stationed at Ft Lee, Va., where he is performing the duties as an Equal Opportunity Advisor, responsible for CASCOM and Garrison units. He has a Silver ’10 Wrangler JK and loves to get it out on the trails. He really enjoys getting together with the great group of volunteers from “4 Wheel to Heal” and getting Warriors out on the trails.
Lead Volunteer – Georgia
Lead Volunteer – Southern California
Lead Volunteer – Southern California
Ted enlisted in the Air Force in 1975. He served as a law enforcement specialist achieving the rank of E-5. He left the service in 1981 to begin a more than 30-year career in civilian law enforcement in Southern California. He is married and has two sons who have achieved the highest ranks in Boy Scouts. This inspired Ted to serve 17 years as a Scouting leader and volunteer. He began volunteering with 4W2H in 2013 when answering a post requesting volunteers for Operation Desert Fun in Truckhaven CA. Seeing first hand the need to give back to our wounded and disabled service members and veterans, he has continued to help 4W2H at most of the events held in Southern California.
Lead Volunteer – North Carolina
Russel is married with 2 kids. He joined the Air Force in 2002 and is still serving on Active Duty. Additionally he is also a volunteer firefighter on his off duty spare time. Has deployed 5 times since 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Horned Africa, and Operation Inherit Resolve. He has been offloading since the age of 3 and joined 4W2H in 2013. He has a spot in his heart for Wounded and Disabled Veterans (Rock Warriors) and wants nothing more than to ease their troubles by honoring them through dirt, rock and mud.
Lead Volunteer – Ohio
Peter grew up and currently lives in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserves after graduating from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. After spending a couple years on inactive reserve he became a platoon leader and executive officer of an Army Reserve Quartermaster Company, and was deployed with his unit to Kuwait and Iraq in 2003. He left the service honorably in 2005. He has been offroading for over ten years and began to build his 1997 Jeep TJ after returning from his deployment. He has completely built it on his own, including: all designs, fabrication work, and welding. Peter became involved in 4W2H in 2014 after spending a day with the group at a Big Dogs Offroad event. He saw the camaraderie and family-like nature of the group and was hooked. Peter realized this was a way to give back to those veterans who had tougher military careers, experiences, and deployments than his own.
Lead Volunteer – Maryland
Since May 2015 Todd joined 4 Wheel to Heal, and was inspired by a local Maryland Club. He helps lead and coordinate local events in the DMV area. He is passionate about off-roading and making a difference in a person’s life. Todd has been employed in the telecommunications for the past 17 years. He spends his free time with family and friends and volunteering. Todd is a part of the merchandise team and helps coordinate the needs of our volunteers Nationwide.