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Ecological Defense Group

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

The Ecological Defense Group, Incorporated or EDGE is a 501c3 which conducts African wildlife counter-poaching and conservation. They are an international collaboration between Special Ops experts and African Wildlife Rangers.

EDGE works directly on the front lines of African wildlife conservation to develop more effective, capable and equipped counter-poaching teams.

Our industry has really stepped up with MultiCam brand working with Crye Precision, Altama and 5.11 Tactical to help outfit these anti-poaching forces.

This year, EDGE plans to conduct training programs and invite partners to build community programs in the following countries:

• South Africa

• Malawi

• Uganda

• Botswana

• United States (Kruger-Texas Ranger Exchange Program)

EDGE’s first line of capabilities are the wildlife Rangers with the greatest success in the Rhino War. We employ and empower them, and then supplement their expertise with extraordinary international capabilities.

To support EDGE:

3638 Smith Ave. Suite A,

Acton, CA 93510

818-850-3343

[email protected]

www.ecodefensegroup.org

Rule One Adventure Foundation Fundraising Drive

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Today we wanted to bring forward Rule One Adventure Foundation and their charity drive.

R1AF was founded by three prior service Army Officers who now serve their communities as Law Enforcement Officers and security team members.

Rule One Adventure Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides outdoor adventure experiences for Veterans and First Responders who need assistance with mental health recovery. Rule One provides small group, 3-4 day excursions, with hiking, camping, and anything/everything outdoors, tailored to individuals that they are accommodating.

Rule One’s Mission: To help heal struggling veterans and first responders, and combat the suicide crisis through exposure to the therapeutic nature of the outdoors.

Endstate: To reduce and end suicide among Veterans and First Responders.

R1AF’s charity drive is in support of their first expedition (Operation Outdoor Sentinel) slated for late April early May. This event is solely funded by the sale of the new t-shirts that they have created with an outstanding team of sponsors. 100 percent of these proceeds will go to support Operation Outdoor Sentinel.

For a deeper understanding of R1AF and their origins please click the bio link below:

rule-one-supply-room.myshopify.com/pages/bio  

Kentucky State Police Trooper Saved With Granted Tourniquet From Spirit of Blue

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY – February 17, 2020 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is pleased to announce its first verified save of a law enforcement officer with equipment granted through its safety grant program. On June 11, 2019, Kentucky State Police Trooper Brad Martin was taking part in serving a warrant in Perry County, Kentucky when he was fired upon and struck in the thigh. Other troopers with him quickly got him to cover, applied a tourniquet and rushed him to a local medical center for treatment. The tourniquet, now part of each Kentucky State Police trooper’s uniform, had been issued to each trooper just months before as a result of the Spirit of Blue grant. Trooper Martin has made a full recovery and returned to duty weeks later, crediting his survival to his fellow troopers on the scene and the tourniquet that was applied.

The Combat Application Tourniquet from North American Rescue, carried in a RIGID Tourniquet Case with High Gloss finish from Eleven-10, was issued to every Trooper and Officer with Kentucky State Police in September 2018. The grant was made possible by sustaining sponsor Law Enforcement United, who has contributed to Spirit of Blue’s safety grant program since 2016.

Brenda Tiffany, mother of KSP Trooper Cameron Ponder who was lost in the line of duty in September 2015, advocated for the tourniquet grant and was instrumental in its being awarded.  “Since the day I lost my son, I have looked for ways to help protect his brothers in Gray,” commented Tiffany. “I had no idea how those efforts were going to impact someone so close to Cameron.”

Trooper Martin graduated with the Kentucky State Police Cadet Class 92 in January 2015 and was a roommate with Trooper Ponder during their time at the academy.  Out of that cadet class there have been two troopers lost in the line of duty – Trooper Eric Chrisman and Trooper Cameron Ponder. Trooper Martin was almost the third.

“On June 11, 2019 I was participating in a warrant service when I was shot in the left thigh.  By the grace of God, I am still here today,” shared Trooper Martin.  “The prompt application of the tourniquet and quick action by my fellow brothers played a major part in limiting the extent of my injury and my ability to recover.”

Trooper Dan Smoot assessed the wound while Trooper Josh Richardson applied the granted tourniquet.  Trooper Chad Daniels helped the other two carry Trooper Martin to the patrol car used to transport Martin to the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Treatment Center.  The quick and professional action of these three troopers ensured Trooper Martin survived the encounter.

“This feels like the moment that we have all been working toward,” said Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue.  “We have one single mission, and that is to ensure officers have access to the safety equipment they need to protect themselves or survive a dangerous encounter.  To see this trooper’s life saved as a result of a piece of equipment we granted is overwhelming.”

Officer Down Memorial Page reported 135 law enforcement officers lost their lives in 2019.  On average, 150 officers are lost in the line of duty annually.  47 of those deaths were firearm related, which was the leading cause of officer deaths that year.  The reality of these statistics, and the increasing number of underfunded law enforcement agencies across the country, fuel the Spirit of Blue safety grant initiative.

The Spirit of Blue Foundation actively encourages the public at large to honor and appreciate law enforcement officers who serve and protect our communities. By supporting the Spirit of Blue Foundation, the public can make an impact in the lives of law enforcement officers every day. To learn more about the Spirit of Blue, or to become an annual member, visit www.spiritofblue.org.

Wildlife Victoria Fundraiser – Halfbreed Blades

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

With the devastation caused by the Australian bush fire disaster, it’s estimated approximately 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. This includes thousands of koalas and many other indigenous species burnt alive, and thousands more injured and homeless.

In an effort to do their part, HALFBREED BLADES is offering a Limited Edition Drop Bear morale patch to raise funds for Australia Wildlife. $10.00 from the sale of every patch will be donated to Wildlife Victoria to help our native koalas and their friends get back on their feet.

A limited run of 1,000 patches are available for immediate delivery, so please help reach the target donation goal of $10,000. 

So far $5,000 in donations have been raised, the target goal is well in sight!

Please visit the EDC window at the HALFBREED BLADES web store or copy the following link to your browser: www.halfbreedblades.com.au/shop/edc/drop-bear-morale-patch-2020

ICEY-TEK Teams with Task Force Dagger Foundation to Support U.S. Special Operations Command Service Members and Their Families

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

ICEY-TEK USA is proud to formally announce their support of Task Force Dagger Foundation which helps wounded, ill, or injured US Special Operations (USSOCOM) members and their families.

“As we grow as a company, we are always looking at ways to expand our support of the military communities we came from,” explained ICEY-TEK USA co-founder and U.S. Army veteran Jack Schoenberger. “An example of that is our formal addition of Task Force Dagger Foundation to our evolving list of featured causes we directly support. Most of my military career was spent assigned to units that are part of U.S. Special Operations Command. Plus, my wife is an active-duty Army officer assigned to a USSOCOM unit. This is the community that has become our extended family and the community that Task Force Dagger Foundation serves. At ICEY-TEK we share the Task Force Dagger Foundation belief that those ties are never severed by illness, ETS or retirement.”

Task Force Dagger Foundation responds to Immediate Needs, conducts Rehabilitative Therapy Events, and provides next-generation Health Solutions for issues facing our Special Operations Forces (SOF). Task Force Dagger Foundation is a rallying point to help SOF members combat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and participate in rehabilitative therapy events with their families. These programs help USSOCOM families heal and move forward as a family.

More specifically, Task Force Dagger Foundation assists service members and their families with immediate needs not covered by the DoD, VA, or their insurance. These needs are usually from a service member being wounded in combat, injured in training, or an illness that occurs on active duty resulting in hardships. The Foundation works closely with USSOCOM’s Warrior Care Program to ensure that every need is vetted and verified and the service member and his or her family have the best assistance, not just financially but through family support programs, to ensure the best possible outcome.

For Rehabilitative Therapy Events (RTE), Task Force Dagger Foundation sponsors activities that foster a sense of well-being, offer encouragement, and assist service members’ rehabilitation and recovery from wounds/injuries sustained while serving our country. One of the foundation’s core beliefs is that if the service member is injured, the whole family is injured and must heal together. It is important that the service member and his or her family understand that they must bond and work as a team. It is because of this core belief in teamwork that the Foundation brings the whole family to Rehabilitative Therapy Events. These events include not only SOF wounded, ill, or injured and their families, but also Gold Star families and other families who have lost loved ones in the service of their country.

Through SOF Health Initiatives, Task Force Dagger Foundation is increasing access to and awareness of Personalized Functional Medicine Approaches that deliver Lifestyle, Integrative, and Nutritional interventions that address root cause dysfunction in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community.

ICEY-TEK USA sets aside a portion of every purchase at checkout to go to a non-profit cause of the buyers choosing. The Task Force Dagger Foundation is now a featured cause on the ICEY-TEK website.

To learn more about Task Force Dagger Foundation visit www.taskforcedagger.org

About ICEY-TEK USA

ICEY-TEK USA LLC is a 100% Veteran-Owned Company located in Huntingdon TN. We are the exclusive U.S. distributor of ICEY-TEK coolers, the classic roto-molded ice chests that started the entire premium cooler industry.

RE Factor x MMI Textiles x SSD Limited Edition MultiCam Hoody Raises Funds For Support A Soldier

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

We have teamed up with RE Factor Tactical and MMI Textiles to offer a limited edition Fleece Hoody in MultiCam to raise funds for Support a Soldier, non-profit, 501c3, that uses generous donations of American patriots to purchase equipment needed by troops deployed to combat theaters. RE Factor Tactical is donating 100% of the net proceeds of this limited run item to support this great cause.

Each hoodie features an embroidered logo of both of SSD and Support A Soldier on either lower sleeve.

These athletic cut hoodies are Made in the USA from premium fleece by Rhonda Valles.

Available at www.refactortactical.com/products/support-a-soldier-x-ssd-x-reft-collab-charity-hoodie.

Support SOC-F When You Purchase An OTTE Gear Aloha Now Tigerstripe Tote Bag

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Feel the love all day long with the limited edition OTTE Gear x Bawidamann Tiger Stripe Tote while simultaneously giving love to SOC-F.  Made with an easy-to-clean rubberized interior coating that stands up to muddy shoes, grimy gear, and spilled Monster Energy. Perfect for beach, boat or game day.

25% of all proceeds will be donated to SOC-F to help support the amazing work they do for SOF members and their families, learn more here.

SPECIFICATIONS //

– Burly 1200D fabric provides great structure
– Rubberized interior coating is easy to wipe  
– Zippered interior pocket with Made In the Shade label
– 4″x4″ loop morale panel with Pattern Patch Cover
– One Size 23″w x 14″h x 10″d

RE Factor x MMI Textiles x SSD Limited Edition MultiCam Hoody Raises Funds For Support A Soldier

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

We have teamed up with RE Factor Tactical and MMI Textiles to offer a limited edition Fleece Hoody in MultiCam to raise funds for Support a Soldier, non-profit, 501c3, that uses generous donations of American patriots to purchase equipment needed by troops deployed to combat theaters. RE Factor Tactical is donating 100% of the net proceeds of this limited run item to support this great cause.

Each hoodie features an embroidered logo of both of SSD and Support A Soldier on either lower sleeve.

These athletic cut hoodies are Made in the USA from premium fleece by Rhonda Valles.

Available for preorder at www.refactortactical.com/products/support-a-soldier-x-ssd-x-reft-collab-charity-hoodie.

***LIMITED AVAILABILITY FOR PRE-SALE, ORDERS WILL START TO SHIP JANUARY 15th***