Here’s how we served our communities in 2019. In May, we held our 23rd annual Soldiers and Vets Charity Golf Tournament, and we raised $7,500 to benefit Friends of Fisher House. Friends of Fisher House provides free accommodations to veterans and their families while the veteran receives medical care at VA medical centers.
In addition to giving time to volunteering, our team donated to Casual for a Cause, which benefits local charities, causes, and nonprofits throughout the Midlands. On the last Friday of each month, team members made monetary donations in exchange to go ‘casual’ and wear jeans. We collected over $6,935 for organizations such as the USO, Pets Inc, Sistercare, and Wounded Warrior Project. In total, we donated to 21 organizations.
This year was the 19th annual Vets’ Christmas Charity Ride. The ride is used to gather gifts and supplies for veterans who are hospitalized at Dorn VA Medical Center and VA sponsored homeless shelters. This year, we collected over 7,200 gifts and $1,110 to help our veterans in need.
At this year’s holiday party our team members received a pair of AllSouth Bombas socks. What's special about these socks is that for every pair of socks purchased, a pair of socks is donated to a community organization who can give the socks to those who need them. In our case, 350 pairs of socks were donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank.
We look forward to seeing what 2020 brings and continuing our efforts.