XPO Logistics organized fundraising efforts to benefits Salute the Troops. Through their efforts, they raised, then donated, $1,160 to Salute the Troops.
XPO Logistics provides supply chain solutions to companies worldwide. They have made a concerted effort to promote veterans issues and fund-raise to support them.
“We’re blessed to have a partnership with XPO.” said Kim Galske, executive director, Salute the Troops, “through their efforts, we will be able to provide services and assistance to local veterans.”
The 4th Annual Stars and Stripes Scramble was a huge success helping Salute the Troops and local veteran’s organizations throughout Wisconsin. The event was held at The Golf Club at Camelot in Lomira, hosting 124 golfers and a tremendous rifle volley, flag ceremony by the Fond du Lac Marine Corps League, and the Brownsville Fire Department.
“Wow! What a fantastic event again this year” Laura Beaudion, Stars & Stripes Scramble Committee chair, said, “Our local veterans are deserving and the support the community and the sponsors showed for Stars & Stripes Scramble was amazing …you produced for such a worthy cause" With this year’s efforts, Salute the Troops, the keynote recipient and co-organizer, received $13,250. These funds will benefit Salute the Troops’ Warrior House in Lomira and their many efforts throughout Dodge, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan counties. Once again, Salute the Troops will donate from $500 to $1,500 to the Fisher House, Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt, and the Gold Star Trail in Horicon, all organizations with ties to veterans.
To date, Stars & Stripes Scramble donations to local organizations total over $60,000.
The heart of the success of Stars & Stripes Scramble, for the fourth year in a row, is the result of great sponsorships. This includes CD Smith, Midwest Accounting, WaterStone Bank, West Bend Mutual, Sprecher Brewery, Badger Auction, and Quad Graphics.
The 5th year of the Stars & Stripes Scramble will take place on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. For more information on this event, including information on how to become a recipient of proceeds, please contact Laura Beaudion, The Golf Club at Camelot, at 920-269-4949.
Salute the Troops received a donation from the Berry Patch. The donation includes vegetable and flowering plants for the Warrior House, a transitional housing facility for male veterans, in Lomira, Wis.
“We’re blessed to receive this donation.” said Salute the Troop’s executive director, Kim Galske, “The men at the Warrior House will care for these plants. Additionally, they will be able to learn meal preparation skills with the harvest.”
To learn more about this event or Salute the Troops and the Warrior House, please visit www.salutethetroopswi.org or call 920.322.3291.
Salute the Troops has been offered the opportunity to partner with EAA on their annual AirVenture event this year. A donation will be made to Salute the Troops based on the number of volunteers who agree to assist with set up and parking during the show. We would GREATLY appreciate your assistance. If you are willing to help, please visit the link below to sign up (please note the 6pm-12am shifts require volunteers to be 18+ years old).
Salute the Troops, along with other local nonprofits and small businesses, will host Rock for Hope, a free, family concert at Hamilton Park in Fond du Lac, Wis. on Saturday, July 1 from 11am – 3pm.
Rock for Hope will feature artists who have veterans in the band, as well as one additional group who is donating their services to this event. Guests will enjoy the sounds by Courier, Warrior Songs, Zakk Daniel, the J Ryan Trio, Vets on Frets, and Guilty. Additionally, this free concert is a sober (alcohol-free), family event that will have resource, food vendors, a bounce house, as well as a petting zoo.
“There is nothing like this right now in Fond du Lac.” said Salute the Troop’s board of directors president, Dan Tinsley, “we hope to educate and make our community aware of the various organizations located in their communities that are ready and willing to help (veterans). We also hope to reduce stigmas associated with all the challenges our community faces and remind our neighbors that we are stronger together.”
To learn more about this event or Salute the Troops and the services available, please visit www.salutethetroopswi.org or call 920.322.3291.
Salute the Troops and the Navy Club donated a jogging stroller to local veteran, Chase Hein, and his daughter, Naomi.
Hein was medically discharged from the Navy in 2009. He and his daughter enjoy the outdoors. It was Hein’s hope to make a bike or stroller out of old parts so he could run with his daughter who suffers from a birth defect that impacts her motor skills. Salute the Troops and the Navy Club heard Hein’s story and partnered to purchase this piece of equipment.
“This is such a gift!” said Hein, “This jogging stroller allows me to run in a comfortable position and is much safer for Naomi.” Hein is also father to three other children of which he enjoys spending time with.
To learn more about Salute the Troops veterans assistance programs, please visit www.salutethetroopswi.org or call 920.322.3291.
Thanks to some great people at QuadGraphics, the Warrior House has this amazing lawn mower. We sincerely appreciate the generosity QuadGraphics and their employees have shown Salute the Troops. Thank you.
Salute the Troops has partnered with Unmasked Expressive Therapies to offer hands-on art therapy for veterans and their families.
This collaborative partnership is about the process of healing by sharing stories through art. Research has proven art therapy is effective in alleviating PTSD and healing through/from trauma. The hope of providing this service is to assist with coping skills for local veterans and their families.
“Art therapy holds a powerful alternative in the process of healing trauma” said Tami Joe DeLisle, MSAT, LPC-IT, UnMasked Expressive Therapies. “When it is difficult to talk about it, creativity will tell the story in way that others understand.”
This idea grew out of an internship, led by Tami Joe DeLisle, and a Marian University student, Laura McCauley. Together, they worked with Salute the Troops to identify art therapy opportunities.
“Salute the Troops is excited to offer this new level of support to veterans in the counties we support.” said board of director’s president Daniel Tinsley, “Veterans don’t always seek out alternative avenues for healing; we’re sheading the light.”
Sessions will begin in June, being offered the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at Salute the Troops new location at 54 E. First Street. Additionally, sessions are available at UnMasked Expressive Therapies in Beaver Dam on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. For exact times, please visit salutethetroopswi.org/arttherapy
Salute the Troops has moved to their new location at 54 E. 1st Street, Fond du Lac, Wis.
This new location offers ample work space, a veteran’s resource center, a full-time executive director, rental space, volunteer opportunities, and workshops.
“We’re excited to be in a space where we can offer veterans opportunities for professional and personal growth and enrichment.” said Salute the Troop’s executive director, Kim Galske, “This new facility affords us the resources to make an impact in the lives of veterans in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Dodge counties.”
To learn more about Salute the Troops and the services available, please call 920.322.3291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marian University Student Veterans Organization hosted a 2.2 Ruck March on Saturday April 22. Over 100 people participated. Proceeds from the event were donated to Salute the Troops.