Events like “OPERATION: Southern Comfort” give Vets a chance to give back and continue to serve the people they swore to protect. This builds bonds between themselves and the community; strengthening both in the process.
These are the integral ingredients that save lives, build comradery, self esteem, and most importantly, allow at risk Veterans to improve themselves, their community and their lives.
While our mission is focused on Veterans, we recognize that the mission for any individual who serves, or has served, in the US Military is to serve the people of this great nation.
So, to that end, on 9 September 2016 we took action to help those whose lives had been impacted by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston Texas and Port Arthur areas. We facilitated a volunteer/supply run to South Texas.
During the mission, we were able to move over 1200 bottles of water, 1160 cups of noodles, several flats of Gatorade, clothing articles, toiletries, several cases of toilet paper, canned goods, several boxes of diapers, baby clothes, and one large box of poptarts.
These supplies were greatly needed by the people of Port Arthur and gave veterans a chance to once again be called to serve the people they swore to protect.
We even got to have a awesome campout afterwards.