Denver, CO – May 8, 2018 – Velocity Global recently announced a partnership with Denver-based non-profit First Descents, to launch life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults coping with multiple sclerosis (MS). The global employment solutions provider extended a transformative multi-year financial commitment to support the development of a new program specifically designed for young adults battling MS.
“We are proud to support First Descents and their commitment to helping people heal through adventure and peer support,” says Ben Wright, Founder and CEO of Velocity Global. “I’ve personally witnessed, as a volunteer, the transformative healing power of adventure through First Descents’ programs and I couldn’t possibly be more passionate about their mission and results.”
Velocity Global and First Descents share a special partnership that transcends simply financial support. The two built-in-Colorado companies began as office building neighbors at INDUSTRY Denver in 2014. Through this close proximity, the two companies bonded and have become ingrained in each other’s businesses-and passions. Velocity Global employees also volunteer annually at First Descents’ programs and fundraisers, including the Ragnar Trail Relay Snowmass, a harrowing 24-hour trail relay race.
“When I was diagnosed with MS nine years ago, it turned my life upside down,” shares Rob Wellner, Velocity Global’s Director of Sales. “Thankfully, medical treatments for MS are available, but psychosocial opportunities are limited. The First Descents MS adventure program will be a positive, life-changing experience for these young adults. I’m grateful to be part of a company that is so passionate about giving back to the community.”
With continued year-over-year growth, Velocity Global is one of the fastest growing, self-funded companies in the U.S. The company’s success is not only defined by its culture, but also its promise to continue to give back to organizations that its employees are passionate about.
Ray Shedd, Director of Development and Marketing at First Descents, says that Velocity Global’s support is helping to take its program development to the next level. “Velocity Global has made philanthropy and giving back to the community a high priority as it continues to grow,” Shedd says. “This is something very commendable for such a young and rapidly-growing company. We’re elated to see this program take off, and how it will impact young adults coping with MS going forward.”
To learn more about this special First Descents program, check out their video on YouTube.
About Velocity Global:
Velocity Global is the leading global employment solutions provider that has reinvented the
way companies expand overseas. With unparalleled expertise in over 185 countries,
Velocity Global delivers best-in-class service and innovative solutions that enable
companies to feel confident breaking into new markets. Velocity Global’s services include
global Employer of Record, global recruiting, immigration, payroll, and consulting to help companies
achieve their global growth goals. Its Employer of Record solution gets companies into new
markets up to 90% faster while reducing the cost of global expansion by up to 60%.
About First Descents:
First Descents is a leader in outdoor adventure-based healing. Through outdoor adventures, community building, and ongoing skills development, FD improves survivorship for young adults impacted by cancer. Headquartered in Denver, CO, First Descents provides more than 1,200 unique experiences annually with an operating budget of $3.7 million.