Post Outreach Efforts to Wounded Warriors

The SAME Board of Direction commends SAME Posts that have initiated outreach efforts supporting wounded warriors and would like to celebrate and share the successes of our Posts with other Posts and SAME members.  Efforts made in this outreach area have been significant and rewarding.  

Please submit information on your wounded warrior outreach activities here. Your events and ideas will inspire other Posts to further their efforts or perhaps start an initiative of their own.

Recent Updates


San Antonio Post Continues SUPPORT TO WOUNDED WARRIORS
2013 once again was a great year for the San Antonio Post’s support of Wounded Warriors and troops.

Fort Jackson Awareness Ride
Show your support for FMWR by circumnavigating the Fort Jackson “Big Loop”! Three-12 mile laps equaling 36 miles or six-12 mile laps equaling 72 miles. Your lap and cumulative times will be recorded and posted at Strictly Running’s website.

High Plains Post
High Plains Post raised $14,400 for wounded veterans.

On Jan 26, SAME High Plains Post hosted a fundraising gala to benefit wounded warriors. Read More.

 


Philadelphia Post
Monte Carlo Charity Night to support a local family of a wounded warrior

On October 26, 2012, the Philadelphia Post held its 4th Annual Monte Carlo Charity Night. Read More.

 

 

 

Fort Worth Post
Providing comfort to veterans
The SAME Fort Worth Post donated a bench for the veterans at the Fort Worth Veterans Outpatient Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas. Read More.

 

 

 

Northern Virginia Post
Building a recreation site for wounded warriors

On Oct. 27, 2012, SAME Northern Virginia Post members braved hurricane forecasts to assist with the Green Road Project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Read more.

 

Carolina Regional Posts
Carolina Posts collaborate for veteran


SAME Carolina Midlands, Charleston, Coastal Carolina and Fort Bragg Posts teamed up to renovate the home of Sgt. Kelvin Woods, a wounded veteran in Gastonia, N.C. Read more.

 

Scott Field Post and St. Louis Post
Wounded Warrior Gala

On Aug. 30, 2012, Scott Field and St. Louis Posts hosted the First Annual Wounded Warrior Gala to increase awareness and raise funds for wounded warriors. Read more.

 

San Antonio Post
Operation Float a Soldier

pic_30The SAME San Antonio Post is making a difference in the lives of wounded warriors by partnering with Operation Float a Soldier (OFAS), for a day of relaxation, adventure and recreation at Lake Canyon, Texas. Read more.

 

Carolina Midlands Post
Improving Homes of Wounded Warriors

pic_30The Carolina Midlands Post makes a difference in the lives of injured veterans by helping them with home repairs. Read more.


 

Dallas/Fort Worth Post
Welcoming Troops Home

In September 2010, the Dallas Post conducted a community service event to greet servicemen and women who were returning through DFW International Airport for their mid-tour leave. Read more.

 

Fort Drum Post
Keeping the Wounded Warriors Active and Athletic

On March 2012, the SAME Fort Drum Post partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1231 Edward C. Seymour to host the two-day Wounded Warrior Sled Hockey Clinic and Game for soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division. Read more.



Greater Kansas City Post
Donation to Wounded Warrior Project

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The Greater Kansas City Post and the Missouri River/Texoma Joint Regional Conference Planning Committee donated $5,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project at Fort Riley, Kan. Read more


Huntington Post
Connecting with a Wounded Warrior

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The Huntington Post paid a visit to Staff Sgt. Robert Geer, a wounded veteran who suffered a landmine explosion. The impact caused severe injuries to Staff Sgt. Geer's arms and legs. On behalf of the Huntington Post, Bill Graham, F.SAME, presented Staff Sgt. Geer a $500 donation. Read more.

Jacksonville Post
Wounded Warriors Donation

dscn0618During SAME Jacksonville Post’s 2011 Industry Day Workshop and Luncheon on Oct. 14, Capt. John J. Heinzel presented Dan Nevins of Wounded Warriors a donation of $3,500. Read more.


Kittyhawk Post
Building Wheelchair Ramps

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Student members of Sigma Iota Epsilon from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio, partnered with the SAME Kittyhawk Post and Rebuilding Together to build their second wheelchair ramp for the local community. Read more.


Northern Virginia Post
Wounded Warrior Outings

Northern Virginia Post held two outings for 12 wounded warriors and their family members on July 25 and Sept. 28, 2011. The wounded warriors and their families enjoyed food, camaraderie and great baseball at the Washington Nationals Park in Washington DC. The events were organized by Post member Kathy Reader.


Oklahoma City Post
Operation Homefront "Stuff the Bus"

StuffingbusThe Oklahoma City Post (OKC Post) held a diaper collection campaign to support wounded warriors and their families. Read more.

 



Philadelphia Post
Monte Carlo Night for Wounded Warriors

PhillyPostSince 2009, as an initiative of the Philadelphia Post Young Members, the Post has organized a Casino or Monte Carlo Night, the proceeds of which have been targeted to help Wounded Warriors and their Families.  Money is raised by admission sales, the sales of sponsorships and the auctioning and raffling of items donated by the Post's individual members and sustaining firms. 

The 2011 event netted $7,000 for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. In 2010, the Post raised $12,000 and in 2009 it raised $6,500, all of which was donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.


Pikes Peak Post and Denver Metro Post
Gifts for Children of Wounded Warriors

Angel_Tree_in_SFACOver the course of several months,  the SAME Pikes Peak Post and the Denver Metro Post partnered with the Fort Carson Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) to collect gifts for the children of the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion through the Angel Tree Program.

The Posts each donated $350 toward the purchase of gifts for the Warriors' Angels. Through the generous donations of SAME members, more than 100 children of wounded warriors received gifts. Sustaining Member firms CooverClark and Tepa adopted more than 25 children for the Angel Tree Program.


San Antonio Post
Year-Long Support to Wounded Warriors

Throughout the 2011 calendar year, members of the San Antonio Post volunteered their time and provided funds to Wounded Warrior support activities. The post sponsored and organized activities such as the Soldiers Cycling Run, CAM Week Events and Spurs Basketball Night to benefit wounded service-members and their families. More than 50 tickets were given out for the the Spurs Basketball Night and more than $1000 were provided in support of the CAM events week. Read more.


 
 
 
 
 
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