Our Favorite Events
Here are some of our favorite events we've done so far! Our activities are incredibly varied, we tell our volunteers not just to find opportunities, but to make their own! Head to our Twitter to see the countless activities and events our volunteers have been involved in.
May 16, 2019
Ricky is a vet we've worked with many times! He's a former airborne army ranger who trained rebels in Nicaragua. After being wounded in the knee by a sniper, he developed bone cancer during his recovery and is an amputee.
Due to his leg, he was unable to mow and take care of his yard. It got out of control but our group of 20 guys was able to tame the jungle. We had a blast!
Literacy Initiative Dodgeball Tournament
The Literacy Initiative is a local organization that seeks to end children's illiteracy through after school programs, fundraising, and tutoring. Read more about them here
Three teams of Serving Servicemen volunteers played in their tournament. Winning the 2020 Literacy Initiative Dodgeball tournament and personally raising over $400 for children's literacy.
Gold Star Mothers
Early in 2019, we were informed 3 homeless veterans were being buried at Jefferson Barracks. They had no family members to attend. CBC High School allowed us to leave class early and attend the funerals. At the final one, we were asked to be pallbearers. It was a powerful experience.
A couple months later, we were contacted by Gold Star Mothers(Mothers of children who've died in combat or military related activities). They'd attended the funerals as well and were touched by what we did. They presented the flag which covered the casket we carried. The flag currently sits in a display case at CBC High School. The name of the veteran is Robert Joseph Lang, he was an Air Force veteran.
Turkey For The Troops
Nov 28, 2019
We spent our morning at the Jefferson Barracks VA sorting and handing out donations with the Veterans Assistance Fund. After we served a Thanksgiving meal to veterans in need and watched some football. The event was organized by Rich Hogan, an outstanding member of the veterans assistance community!
Dec 14, 2019
We woke up early to make a massive breakfast for Visions For Vets. A local organization that seeks to help veterans through art. We ate with V4V members and gained first hand insight. Read more about V4V and get involved here!
650 Care Packages, 2 Hours
UniGroup Fundraiser | March 1, 2020
We spent our day helping HEROES Care at the Unigroup Fundraiser. We created boxes for care packages and kept bins of everything ranging from movies to cookies full. We're proud to say we played a key role in the operation. Huge thanks to the boys for showing out today. Through teamwork, we helped make 650 care packages for deployed troops! The most impactful items we packed were recordable kids books. Deployed soldiers can record themselves reading the books, then send the books back to their families.
Big Richard's Fundraiser
Feb 8, 2020
We posted ourselves outside of Ruma's Deli and Big Richard's Hot Dogs dancing with signs. We even wore a hot dog suit. Their owner, Josh Thomsen, agreed to donate 15% of revenue that day to us. We raised nearly $400 to directly help veterans! Huge thanks to Josh,