A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and our foundation, “Warrior Built”. My name is Nick Hamm and I am a combat wounded Marine who has served in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years and retired as a First Sergeant. My hope is that once you learn about “Warrior Built”, its mission, purpose, and objectives, you will be eager to partner with this exciting, unique and rewarding foundation.
Being an avid, lifelong motorcycle and off-road enthusiast, coupled with the mechanical knowledge to start a motorcycle project, I envisioned a way to help my fellow combat veterans and wounded warriors through vocational and recreational therapy. Constructing any type of vehicle from the ground up is very therapeutic and develops camaraderie and new support systems amongst each other while building. We came together as a team to accomplish a mission which sparked new motivation in each combat veteran. As a combat wounded Marine working alongside my fellow wounded service members and combat veterans, the “Warrior Built” concept was born.
The mission of “Warrior Built” seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who served our country by providing vocational and recreational opportunities. Vocational and recreational opportunities break through walls and foster an environment of healing, where great memories are born and new support systems are formed.
“Built” by combat veterans for combat veterans
“Built” on our core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment
“Built” with the unrelenting drive to make a difference
“Built” remembering the Warrior Ethos we learned serving our country
The purpose of our foundation is to provide new motivation, camaraderie and to spark their imagination while most importantly offering a release to cope with similar difficulties in a positive and therapeutic way. We do this in a safe, fun and supportive environment all while providing much needed different forms of therapy.
“Building Spirits, Souls and Machines”
Vocational therapy is conducted in our “Warrior Built Garage” where we give combat veterans the opportunity to be exposed to the world of fabrication and the mechanics of different types of vehicles. Whether it is an off-road vehicle, race car, classic car or motorcycle, we give them a chance to figure out if they want a future in the fabrication and mechanic industry.Recreational therapy consists of attending different events that fuel the motivation and adrenalin for our combat veterans. We do this by bringing them to events such as dirt bike races, drag racing, off-road racing, concerts, and planning camping trips to the sand dunes, off-road parks, rivers, lakes etc… We also help combat veterans pursue their desires to enter and compete in different types of action sports and races such as the Baja 1000 off-road race.
The camaraderie and motivation that sparks from these projects we build and the events we attend have changed the lives of the combat veterans who have given so much for our country.