The SAME Board of Direction commends SAME Posts that have initiated outreach efforts supporting wounded warriors and would like to celebrate and share the successes of our Posts with other Posts and SAME members. Efforts made in this outreach area have been significant and rewarding.
Please submit information on your wounded warrior outreach activities here. Your events and ideas will inspire other Posts to further their efforts or perhaps start an initiative of their own.
Fort Jackson Awareness Ride
Show your support for FMWR by circumnavigating the Fort Jackson “Big Loop”! Three-12 mile laps equaling 36 miles or six-12 mile laps equaling 72 miles. Your lap and cumulative times will be recorded and posted at Strictly Running’s website.
Northern Virginia Post
Building a recreation site for wounded warriors
On Oct. 27, 2012, SAME Northern Virginia Post members braved hurricane forecasts to assist with the Green Road Project at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Read more.
Carolina Regional Posts
Carolina Posts collaborate for veteran
SAME Carolina Midlands, Charleston, Coastal Carolina and Fort Bragg Posts teamed up to renovate the home of Sgt. Kelvin Woods, a wounded veteran in Gastonia, N.C. Read more.
On Aug. 30, 2012, Scott Field and St. Louis Posts hosted the First Annual Wounded Warrior Gala to increase awareness and raise funds for wounded warriors. Read more.
San Antonio Post
Operation Float a Soldier
The SAME San Antonio Post is making a difference in the lives of wounded warriors by partnering with Operation Float a Soldier (OFAS), for a day of relaxation, adventure and recreation at Lake Canyon, Texas. Read more.
Carolina Midlands Post
Improving Homes of Wounded Warriors
The Carolina Midlands Post makes a difference in the lives of injured veterans by helping them with home repairs. Read more.
Dallas/Fort Worth Post
Welcoming Troops Home
In September 2010, the Dallas Post conducted a community service event to greet servicemen and women who were returning through DFW International Airport for their mid-tour leave. Read more.
Greater Kansas City Post
Donation to Wounded Warrior Project
The Greater Kansas City Post and the Missouri River/Texoma Joint Regional Conference Planning Committee donated $5,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project at Fort Riley, Kan. Read more
Connecting with a Wounded Warrior
The Huntington Post paid a visit to Staff Sgt. Robert Geer, a wounded veteran who suffered a landmine explosion. The impact caused severe injuries to Staff Sgt. Geer's arms and legs. On behalf of the Huntington Post, Bill Graham, F.SAME, presented Staff Sgt. Geer a $500 donation. Read more.
Wounded Warriors Donation
During SAME Jacksonville Post’s 2011 Industry Day Workshop and Luncheon on Oct. 14, Capt. John J. Heinzel presented Dan Nevins of Wounded Warriors a donation of $3,500. Read more.
Building Wheelchair Ramps
Student members of Sigma Iota Epsilon from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio, partnered with the SAME Kittyhawk Post and Rebuilding Together to build their second wheelchair ramp for the local community. Read more.
Northern Virginia Post
Wounded Warrior Outings
Northern Virginia Post held two outings for 12 wounded warriors and their family members on July 25 and Sept. 28, 2011. The wounded warriors and their families enjoyed food, camaraderie and great baseball at the Washington Nationals Park in Washington DC. The events were organized by Post member Kathy Reader.
Oklahoma City Post
Operation Homefront "Stuff the Bus"
The Oklahoma City Post (OKC Post) held a diaper collection campaign to support wounded warriors and their families. Read more.
Monte Carlo Night for Wounded Warriors
Since 2009, as an initiative of the Philadelphia Post Young Members, the Post has organized a Casino or Monte Carlo Night, the proceeds of which have been targeted to help Wounded Warriors and their Families. Money is raised by admission sales, the sales of sponsorships and the auctioning and raffling of items donated by the Post's individual members and sustaining firms.
The 2011 event netted $7,000 for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. In 2010, the Post raised $12,000 and in 2009 it raised $6,500, all of which was donated to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.
Over the course of several months, the SAME Pikes Peak Post and the Denver Metro Post partnered with the Fort Carson Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) to collect gifts for the children of the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion through the Angel Tree Program.
The Posts each donated $350 toward the purchase of gifts for the Warriors' Angels. Through the generous donations of SAME members, more than 100 children of wounded warriors received gifts. Sustaining Member firms CooverClark and Tepa adopted more than 25 children for the Angel Tree Program.
San Antonio Post
Year-Long Support to Wounded Warriors
Throughout the 2011 calendar year, members of the San Antonio Post volunteered their time and provided funds to Wounded Warrior support activities. The post sponsored and organized activities such as the Soldiers Cycling Run, CAM Week Events and Spurs Basketball Night to benefit wounded service-members and their families. More than 50 tickets were given out for the the Spurs Basketball Night and more than $1000 were provided in support of the CAM events week. Read more.