Every non-profit has its story, however I’m especially proud of Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s (SOWF) reputation and commitment to those who served. I grew up in a military family where service is not only expected, but generational. Watching my brother deploy multiple times during his 27-year Army career coupled with listening to stories from both my father, a Vietnam War veteran, and his father, a World War II veteran, drove me to give back to the families of those whose loved ones were lost defending our freedom.
While searching for the right organization to become involved with, I was introduced to SOWF through Major General (Retired) Clay Hutmacher, President and CEO of SOWF. The various testimonials I both heard and read about from graduates of the program compelled me to throw my support behind the mission. Special Operations Warrior Foundation has created a culture that encompasses charity and outreach by giving back directly via full educations to surviving children of Special Operations Personnel lost in the line of duty and children of all Medal of Honor Recipients, which provides financial relief for surviving spouses, and families – all during traumatic times. I believe the act of helping children who have endured grief at such a young age encourages others to give back as well, ideally for years to come.
I am humbled to be an Ambassador for an organization that demonstrates a solid and respectful approach, through strong leadership and collaboration, to honor the fallen, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I invite others to join us on our collective journey.