Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Hero Labradors Freedom Raffle

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

In order to find their efforts in 2020, Hero Labradors is holding a raffle. It’s coming to a close.

A little over a year ago we shared a Whiskey-5 for Hero Labradors. They are a Veteran fun non-profit that produces QUALITY, genetically sound, AKC registered Labradors with AKC Champion bloodlines. They select, raise, and breed their girls (and one boy) to produce very high quality pups. Then, they select service dog training programs worthy of our dogs–and we give these dogs to them, free of charge, with only their guarantee that they train them and donate them to either a disabled veteran, wounded warrior, or first responder (or their family members) who need them.

1000 tickets at $25 each.


New AR 10  custom .308 rifle (Aero Precision)

New AR 15 custom .300 blackout pistol (MagTactical Industries)

Howa model 1500 .223 Rifle (gently used, in excellent condition) 

Walking Stick, custom carved and painted, signed by two MOH recipients (Sal Giunta and Clint Romesha… and possibly more!)

Rustic Labrador signs

House to House: signed by the Author, Staff Sergeant David Bellavia

#DJMIKENICEDAY – Buy a T-Shirt and Support St Louis Youth

Friday, June 19th, 2020

MSG Mike Riley was a legend. Next Thursday will mark one year from when Mike passed away. Master Sgt. Micheal B. Riley, was a Special Forces communications sergeant, assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He died on June 25, 2019, while engaged in combat operations in Afghanistan. Mike was known by many and loved by all who had the opportunity to interact with him. Not only was Mike a Green Beret with multiple deployments all around the globe, but he was also a very renowned and talented DJ.

Most that knew him as DJ Mike-Nice, had no idea he was in special operations because of his true, quite professionalism. He saw people as individuals and not by a label. He was Humble to his core, he believed in respect, honor, loyalty to the ones he loved, and would never let his friends or family down.

To celebrate his Legacy, and support a cause he truly believed in. His project has designed this shirt, that only captures a small fraction of who Mike was, as a way to honor him and the life he lived, as well as get money to a cause he felt so strongly towards.

This fundraiser will be raising money for the youth project in St. Louis that Mike had discussed at length with his Mom, before his passing. This fundraiser will end on June 30th, 2020. Once closed, the shirts ordered will be printed and shipped.

Go to to get yours and support this cause.

22 A Day Morale Patch Fundraiser by Tactical Tailor

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

We wanted to raise funds to help raise awareness for Vets in need, as well as support one of our favorite non-profits MISSION OUTDOORS. We had a limited run of these 22 A Day Flag Patches made from high quality PVC Vinyl. A great looking patch for a great cause!

Get your patch at

Mission Outdoors is is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which is committed to serve the ones who served for us. Their focus is on the camaraderie and community with like minded individuals. They find it just as important for our veterans and active duty to not financially worry for these events and opportunities.

They do this through presenting outdoor experiences to offer hope.

Task Force Dagger Foundation and Cubic Raise Awareness For Special Operations Forces Families

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFDF) will be the beneficiary of the SOF Online Auction presented by Cubic, opening June 15 at 8AM EDT and closing June 19 at 5PM EDT.

Auction items include an OMEGA “James Bond” watch, Daniel Defense Experience, 75th Anniversary D-Day Flag shadow box, Argentina 4 person Dove Hunt, Maxim Defense Pistol Kit, Custom Bourbon Barrel Table, Tickets to 2021 PGA Championship, Weapons from Benelli, SigSauer, Glock, S&W and an Adams Arms TFD rifle, Plus additional items from Under Armour, Aimpoint, Magpul, FirstSpear and many more.

Funds raised though the auction will directly impact families of the Special Operations Community and will be applied to TFDF’s three core programs: Immediate Needs, Rehabilitative Events, and the SOF Health Initiatives Program.

To bid on an item or learn more about this fundraising event, please visit:

Task Force Dagger Foundation provides assistance to wounded, ill, or injured United States Special Operations Command members and their families. We respond to immediate needs, conduct Rehabilitative Therapy Events, and provide next-generation health solutions for issues facing our service members. Our cohesive programs improve the quality of life for Special Operations Families.  To learn more about Task Force Dagger Foundation, visit our website at



5.11 Expands Everyday Hero Program with Charitable Donations

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Irvine, Calif. (May 18, 2020) – 5.11, Inc. the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear, announced it has expanded its Everyday Hero program to recognize individuals who go above and beyond within their communities by adding a charitable component in light of the events surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic. 5.11 has produced a limited-edition Everyday Hero t-shirt that will be sold with 100% net proceeds being donated to charities within the first responder community. Additionally, for each Everyday Hero t-shirt purchased, 5.11 will donate a KN-95 mask to a New York City first responder.

As always, civilian and professional #EverydayHeroes can be nominated through 5.11’s social media pages @511Tactical. Purchasers of Everyday Hero t-shirts are encouraged to gift it to the Everyday Hero in their life and post a photo of the person wearing their t-shirt with the tag #EverydayHeroes. T-shirts can be purchased through 5.11’s website. With the purchase of each t-shirt, 5.11 will also donate a KN-95 mask to a first responder in New York City, one of the areas in the United States hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“There is so much good happening in the world, and we want to remind people of that. Encouraging and recognizing acts of kindness is imperative to societal stability and global solidarity,” said 5.11’s Vice President of Marketing, Jennifer Glover. “We are all in this together, and being able to support each other and those who serve is an excellent way to channel our energies and efforts. Giving back to the servicemen and women in New York through this initiative makes the gracious act of recognizing our local heroes, just that much more important.”

Everyday Hero T-Shirt with KN-95 Mask

“When the idea for this initiative began, it energized everyone at 5.11 to create and launch a program to give back to all of the first responder categories serving and sacrificing, now more than ever, for our communities,” said 5.11’s CEO, Francisco J. Morales. “5.11’s professional customers are the heart of our business and our nation’s critical infrastructure. For us and all of our customers, it is an honor to support law enforcement, fire, emergency services, and military during this unprecedented time.”

The #EverydayHero digital campaign, originally launched in Fall 2019, will live on 5.11’s social media pages @511Tactical as well as through emails and on the company’s website Everyday Hero t-shirts to support first responder charities are available for purchase for $14.99.

5.11 to Donate $25,000 from Proceeds of Police Week Patch to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Irvine, CA (May 11, 2020) – – 5.11, Inc., the global innovator of purpose-built apparel, footwear and gear announced today that they will be donating up to $25,000 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund from the proceeds of the brand’s limited edition ‘Honor Those Who Serve’ patch. Additionally, 5.11 is a sponsor of the NLEOMF Virtual Candlelight Vigil which will take place on Wednesday, May 13th. This donation and sponsorship are two of several activations 5.11 has executed honoring first responders during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The ‘Honor Those Who Serve’ patch launch occurs during National Police Week 2020. The patch features a thin blue line and eagle – both symbols honoring law enforcement officers everywhere. 100% net proceeds of the patch will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund up to $25,000. The patch can be purchased online at as well as 5.11 retail stores across the country.

“We are honored to be working with the Memorial Fund to support law enforcement officers nationwide through our donation as well as the candlelight vigil later this week,” said 5.11 Chief Executive Officer, Francisco J. Morales. “We appreciate all of our first responders, and especially law enforcement officers more than ever during this year’s National Police Week as our nation navigates the unprecedented times of the coronavirus pandemic. Our gratitude for our police force has never been greater and our support of the Memorial Fund will impact so many officers and their families.”

This year, 307 names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Due to the cancellation of public gatherings surround the COVID-19 pandemic, this National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Candlelight Vigil will be streamed via live webcast on Wednesday, May 13th at 8pm EST and available for anyone to join. To register for updates on the Candlelight Vigil and to light a virtual candle, please click here.

“We are grateful for 5.11, their partnership and generosity over the years,” said National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund CEO Marcia Ferranto. “Partners like 5.11 allow us to properly recognize and honor the men and women and their families who make the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and communities. The importance of saluting these individuals is greater than ever as we’ve come to ask more than ever from our officers and their families.”

In addition to the ‘Honor Those Who Serve Patch’ and donation to NLEOMF, 5.11 also launched the Inside The Blue Line video series in partnership with SIG SAUER produced by Ironclad Media this week. The video series follows Manchester, New Hampshire’s police department and highlights the realities of life as a law enforcement officer today.

For more information on 5.11, please visit For the latest on 5.11’s activations, follow @511Tactical. For more information on National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund, please visit

Arc’teryx LEAF Special Operations Care Fund Support

Monday, April 6th, 2020

NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada, April 6, 2020

In late February of 2020, Arc’teryx LEAF teamed up with SOC-F to deliver an ice climbing experience to a group of Veterans from the US Special Operations community.

“For over 15 years, we have been making apparel and gear for the most demanding military and law enforcement end-users on the planet, it was time for us to find a way to give back”, said Stephen Church, LEAF Business Unit Director. “We were inspired by the exceptional work done by SOC-F who has been a driving force in getting help to families in need. We reached out and asked them what we could do together.”

This led to the creation of SOC-F/Arc’teryx LEAF Ice Climbing Experience. The event took place in Bozeman, Montana, where the group was hosted by the Station Foundation. Their purpose is to help navigate the complex terrain of reintegration into civilian life.

Arc’teryx LEAF is planning to expand upon this concept in different regions of the world, with organizations who support Veterans. The objective is to bring the outdoors to those who stand to benefit from it the most.


To support the Special Operations Care Fund:

Help Bring SMSgt Ron Kellerman Home To Rest

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

As you may know the Air Force Special Warfare Community recently lost one of its finest Veterans, SMSgt Ron Kellerman, in a senseless murder at his home in Honduras. What is a tragic situation has only been made worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If that wasn’t enough, his widow is in Spain, caring for her mother.

His fellow Special Operations Weathermen have established a GoFundMe account yo help raise funds to repatriate RHK to the US and bring his wife home as well.

Funds will be used to assist with the following immediate and short term essentials, as well as ongoing needs of the family:

Disposition of his remains, repatriation to the USA, and associated funereal expenses

Transportation for Maria from Spain to the USA and lodging for self-isolation upon her return

Temporary boarding of pets

Ground transportation

Reimbursement for expenses incurred by neighbors and SOF Community friends on assisting site in Honduras

Additional miscellaneous expenses associated with the above

I know it’s a tough time for all of us, but please help out if you can.