A portion of proceeds from our annual sales is given back to wounded veterans every Remembrance Day through charitable donations. In 2019 we donated $2119.50 to Wounded Warriors Canada and $500 to Cam's Cause in Australia. In September, we also ran an online fundraiser for the Green Beret Foundation donating all sales of our Black Devils Tee's totaling $1000.
This year we are working on two special projects to raise awareness and funds for the V-42 Foundation in Canada and the Commando Welfare Trust in Australia. The V-42 Foundation provides support to serving and retired members of CANSOFCOM and their families. The Commando Welfare Trust does the same for members of the Australian Defence Force grouped under the Special Operations Command (SOCOMD).
AUSTRALIAN COMMANDO WELFARE TRUST
Through a unique three nation partnership this 36x72" flag is made of real service worn uniforms of an Australian soldier. The artist Zachary Burgart of Chicago, IL is a former US Recon Marine who is part of a group of veterans who heal through art. Having done a few American flags for his fellow servicemen Zach wanted a new challenge and his latest project is to create flags for each Five Eyes partner. This is his first.
Through our Australian partners at Striker Coffee Company reaching out to the veteran community we were able to acquire uniforms and bring it all together. Zach did an amazing job. This flag will be going home to Australia this fall and will be auctioned at the annual Commando Black Tie Ball on 2 October, 2020 in Sydney, NSW with benefits going to the Commando Welfare Trust.
Watch this space and our social media for further announcements on these initiatives. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to support our veterans in need.