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WHAT IS FOAR FROM HOME?

FOAR FROM HOME is an ocean row team composed of four veterans from Fernandina Beach, Florida.  Each rower served in different branches of the Military Service: Army, Navy, Air Forces and Marines.  In December 2021, these foar ordinary guys will take part in an extraordinary event and row across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua to raise awareness and donations toward PTSD and Veteran Suicide.

With an average of 22 veterans taking their lives each day, the team is deeply driven to help make a change in the high rate of veteran suicide and issues associated with Veteran PTSD.

However, the team doesn't want to charge at this journey alone and is asking their hometown of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County and anyone else committed to the cause to team up with FOAR FROM HOME and come with them on this extraordinary journey and campaign to affect Veteran change.

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The Challenge

A premier event in ocean rowing — a challenge that will take FOAR FROM HOME and our community support team, sponsors and donors more than 3,000 miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands to Nelson's Dockyard English Harbor, Antigua.

The challenge begins in early December 2021, with 30-40 row teams participating from around the world.  The race structure brings together an environment where teams from across the globe gather in the race village of San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands. The atmosphere is electric and dynamic as people help each other prepare for the challenge of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. All with the same objective — to take on the unique experience of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat.

Learn more about the challenge here.

OUR INSPIRATION

It Is Estimated That More Than 22 Veterans Die By Suicide Every Day

When leaving the United States Military Service, our US Veterans both men and women face many challenges and issues while transitioning back into civilian life.  Unfortunately, many Veterans struggle with identity issues, financial problems, housing issues, cognitive issues, and issues from PTSD.

FOAR FROM HOME wants to take a bite out of the high suicide rate and run a significant awareness and donation campaign that will raise $500,000, and make a significant contribution for 'Now Veteran Need.'  FOAR FROM HOME wants to change the life of a Veteran today not tomorrow.

FOAR FROM HOME BLOG

Visit JU Dolphins Row Event

March 10, 2020

It was a cold, windy morning on the river at Jacksonville University. We took time to cheer on the men’s and women’s rowing team at a home meet against Embry-Riddle.

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January 13, 2020 Meeting

January 15, 2020

The boys were really engaged Monday evening with a packed agenda. One support team member Kat Bynum from Salty Kat Creations and a fellow veteran held a presentation on ‘Social Media.’ We followed the social media presentation with a phone call to Phil a former Talisker Whisky Rower. We capped the evening by reviewing our…

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Meet the Wives

January 14, 2020

Check out who are keeping the guys straight and focused.

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The Ocean Row Team

Billy Cimino

Veteran - United States Army

A. M. 'Hupp' Huppmann

Veteran - United States Navy

Cameron Hansen

Veteran - United States Air Force

Paul Lore

Veteran - United States Marine Corps

THE STEADY OARS

The Steadfast Ladies Keeping the Men On Course

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Lulu Huppmann

Starla Hansen

Katie Cimino

Ruth Maestre

FOAR FROM HOME - LAND SUPPORT TEAM

"It takes an Island to cross an ocean."

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Becky McWilliams Barton - Boat Cleaning Crew, You Mess, We Wipe

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Craig Bridwell - Boat Cleaning and BBQ Man, Smoke-In-The Cockpit

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Tony Bonic - Event Cooker, Smoke-In-The Cockpit

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Kellie Boston - Team Photographer, Boston Photography

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Rusty Buchanan - Boat Cleaning Crew, Get The Rust Out

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AJ Burr - Boat Maintenance Crew, Iron Deuces

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Kat Bynum - Team Photographer/imaging/social media, Salty Photography

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Katie Cimino - Nutritionist/Food, We Pack, You Snack

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Jason Cottingham - Row Coach, University of Jacksonville JU Dolphins

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Deb Cunningham - Yoga & Meditation Coach, Centre Street Yoga

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Lynda Dahl - Parade Hauling, Imetry

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Dawn Grant - Sport Psychologist

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Amy Ro-Jo - Materials for Boat, Top Stitch Canvas & Upholstery

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George Lenard - Boat Crew, Get Your Rust Out

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Ruth Maestre - Project Manager

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Kevin Maines - IT/Webdesign, Maines Design

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Megan Maines - IT/Webdesign, Maines Design

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Caitlin Miller - 2021 Safety Ocean Coach, Keep The Latch Closed

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Michael Ritter - Team Photography, Michael Ritter Photography

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Carl Ross - Boat Survey/Boat Maintenance, South East Tank Services

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Brenda Savage - Event Food Coordinator, Savage Stone Company

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Joe Selden - Fitness Trainer, Cross Fit

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Viv Saladrigas Waronker - Fundraiser

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Brian Soucey - Boat Hauling/Parade Hauling, Semper Fi Charters

Contact Us

FOAR FROM HOME Address

FOAR FROM HOME
P.O. Box 15034
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035

FOAR FROM HOME Email

info@foarfromhome.com

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