Our cane program provides veterans with a valuable resource. These canes are personalized to the veteran and with their unique design, provide not only physical support but serve as a serious self-defense weapon as well. In 2017 our canes, valued at over $200 each, made their way into the hands of many veterans free of charge bringing a sense of empowerment and steadiness to their lives. Our canes have brought stability to the likes of a retired Naval Aviatior, a Vietnam Veteran, a recepient of the DOD Lifetime Acheivement Award, a retired MARSOC Marine General, and our very own President.
Marine Raider Reunion
We were proud to sponsor the Welcome Aboard Reception at the 2017 Marine Raider Reunion in San Diego, California. Hosted by the Marine Raider Foundation, their goal is to provide benevolent support to active duty and medically retired Marine Raiders and their families, as well as to the families of Raiders who have lost their lives in service to our nation. Uniform Outreach was able to contribute some unique items to an auction at the Reunion to help raise funds for the Marine Raider Foundation. These items included one of our custom canes engraved with the Raider logo and the motto “Gung Ho”. We also donated an M24 bolt action sniper rifle with sling. This rifle alone was valued at $3500! All together we gave over $5000 to the event with the proceeds going to a fantastic cause and we were honored to be a part of it.
Wreaths Across America
Uniform Outreach organized volunteers and sponsored 25 wreaths to support the 2017 Wreaths Across America program. We helped to lay wreaths at Arlington, Quantico, Camp Nelson, and Miramar National Cemeteries. Being a part of this wonderful cause helped to ensure that wreaths covered all grave markings at these national cemeteries. In all, we raised close to $500 and had over 35 volunteers out on that morning.
Recovery efforts are ongoing in Houston from nearly $200 billion worth of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in late August. By donating boots, waders, vests, and other supplies that were valued at over $15,000, Uniform Outreach significatly contributed to the rescue efforts in the devestating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Our aid was in addition to the 17 different projects that are obligated with more than $254 million of public assistance.
Virgin Islands Relief Fund (VIRF)
Unifom Outreach served as an initial fiscal sponsor for the Virgin Islands Relief Fund (VIRF). The VIRF is a humanitarian organization contributing to the recovery and rebuilding of the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Our team is organized exclusively for charitable purposes including the acceptance and distribution of donated funds and goods to the people of the Virgin Islands affected by hurricanes Irma, and Maria. We received donations in excess of $250,000 which we sent directly to the VIRF. We also donated much needed medical supplies to aid in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. These supplies would have cost well over $10,000 if bought commercially. By donating these items, we supplemented the response with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and to promote recovery.
Proceeds from this annual music event support the families of men and women from U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),and other intel communities who have served and fallen in the line of duty. The event brings together government and inudstry for an evening of music, food, and fundrasing. One of the highlights is the unveiling of a custom built hot rod that will be auctioned off at the upcoming Barrett Jackson auction. Uniform Outreach contributed KryptAll phones valued at over $15,000 and a custom version of our cane to match the theme of the hot rod. We were honored to be a part of the festivities and were humbled to contribute to the ongoing support of the families that make up this community.
In October of 2017, Team Resolute deployed to Kenya to work with the Mara Loita Community Rangers. The objective was to interact with African Wildlife Rangers to gain a better understanding of operational challenges, tactical limitations, and resourcing needs.
Our team of volunteers were there to assess, advise, and assist anti-poaching units in order to enhance their capabilities and effectiveness in the field. We were proud to be a sponsor and active participant in supporting their anti-poaching mission. Through our combined efforts, we were able to raise over $15,000! We also had great support for our team members from our corporate partner Mountain Chalet in Colorado Springs. With their help, we were able to provide outdoor gear that aided in the participants ability to conduct their work. Uniform Outreach donated field packs and accessories to the African Rangers with a combined value of over $3000 to support their conservation efforts.
AMEN House provides basic human services to residents in need in Scott County Kentucky. With a partner office located in Lexington, Kentucky Uniform Outreach helped to support their mission by donating over 100 field jackets and 50 boxes of MREs with a combined value of over $8000! These donations provided warmth during the cold witner months and helped to feed many of the homeless veterans who reside in Scott County.
Cache County Sherriff, Utah
We are always honored to support our brothers in blue. Our donation of over $15,000 in tactical gear and supplies gave them some much needed additional resources that they were able to utilize as they responded to over 60 incidents in the past six months. We are proud to have provided them support as they work to keep the peace.
All Hands Volunteers aims to provide immediate, effective and sustainable support to communities in need by harnessing the energy and commitment of dedicated volunteers in the wake of natural disasters. Through Good 360, Uniform Outreach donated chemical protective suits valued at over $130,000! Their volunteers were well protected when they began to muck and gut houses after the flooding in Louisiana. The attached photo is from a house that hadn’t been touched until they got there, about 50 days after the flood. It was still full of the homeowner’s wet belongings and all the surfaces were covered in mold. They performed a complete muck and gut, taking out all belongings, drywall, kitchen cabinets, ceilings, etc. This stirs up mold spores, which can have adverse health effects. Without the protective suits donated by Uniform Outreach, volunteers could transfer the mold to their clothing, skin or hair, which would then transfer it to their vehicles and living space and potentially danger themselves and their families. These suits are not only invaluable to the volunteers, but also to the homeowners that are in need of assistance to continue their recovery.
In addition, Uniform Outreach also donated sanitary disposable bags for human waste. In the midst of the devestating flooding in Louisiana, basic services were no longer available to the residents, to include water and plumbing. By containing human waste we helped reduce the spread of bacterial infection, and disease. It is a fact that more people die from infection and disease after a natural disaster then from the disaster itself. We sent over 7,500 lbs worth of bags with a fair market value of just over $900,000.
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