October was a busy month for us here at Flags of Valor. We hosted our Inaugural Charity Golf Event and also earned the Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Our most rewarding achievement, however, was crossing the $1,000,000 threshold for raising money for veteran and first responder charities.
We are incredibly proud of this achievement and so grateful to our supporters for making it possible to reach this enormous milestone.
Some of the Charities We've Helped
Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is an initiative dedicated to connecting veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Some find it challenging to find a career that they are qualified for; this initiative helps bridge the gap and aid in the transition from military to civilian life.
Stop Soldier Suicide
Flags of Valor has partnered with Stop Soldier Suicide to change the process of returning to civilian life so that soldiers aren't left to struggle alone. Stop Soldier Suicide works individually with troops, veterans, and military families to streamline the transition and help make sense of the various services, programs, and assistance available.
American Veterans Center
The American Veterans Center organization strives to guard the legacy and honor the sacrifice of America's veterans. American Veterans Center collects first-hand oral accounts of veterans' experiences from the past and present from which future generations can learn.
Join the Salute
DEWALT has partnered with Flags of Valor and Wounded Warrior Project with the Join the Salute campaign to acknowledge and highlight organizations dedicated to supporting our nation's veterans. Our goal is to remember, employ, and empower our heroes -- and we want to bring special attention to organizations who also support this mission.
Boulder Crest Retreat
Boulder Crest Retreat provides retreats for combat veterans and their families -- all at no cost to them. Their mission is to help our veterans heal and learn to manage PTSD and combat-related stress so they may live productive and fulfilling lives. Serving in the military is taxing -- both physically and mentally -- and Boulder Crest Retreat aims to help heal the invisible wounds of war.
The PenFed Foundation exists to help military heroes and their families build a secure financial future. They assist with financial education, credit building, homeownership, and short-term assistance. They also strive to help veterans pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Having a strong financial background and a place to call home is crucial for the success of any returning veteran. Flags of Valor is proud to support the PenFed Foundation in its mission.
What Can You Do?
The best way to support Flags of Valor in its mission is to get involved with our charitable initiatives. Check out our blog and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed of all upcoming charity events.
You can also help us continue to remember, employ, and empower our heroes by checking out our products page and purchasing a flag or other items for yourself or as a gift for your favorite hero — veterans themselves handcraft all of our flags.
Flags of Valor has achieved a fantastic donation goal and we can't wait to reach our next fundraising milestone. We'd love your help in fulfilling this mission. Flags of Valor will never stop giving back -- join us!