Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ 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.

Rescue Ready RetroFit – Fire Escape Ladders That Make Sense

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Local Norfolk Firefighters Brett and Eric created the Rescue Ready RetroFit, an escape ladder for homes. Initially, they took it Sharktank but ended up bringing the concept to the finish line themselves and are funding initial production via Kickstarter.

You configure the Rescue Ready RetroFit in your home, preattached to load bearing members in your wall, allowing you to quickly place it into action in case you need to get out of your house in the event of fire.

Offered in a 2-story model, with a 3-story version coming soon.

Satu Adventure Pants

Friday, May 1st, 2020

The most interesting thing to me about the Satu Adventure Pants by Outdoor Vitals is the fabric story. They use a Japanese-designed mechanical stretch fabric by Toray. The proprietary weave and fabric construction makes them lightweight, flexible, strong, comfortable and fast drying. It’s an amazing wool-based blend that offers stretch without Spandex. They’ve boosted the fabric’s inherent anti-microbial properties with medical-grade MAKSPEC antibacterial weave. The fabric also features a DWR coating.

Yeah, they’re packed with features too.

Offered in a multitude of men’s and women’s sizes in Charcoal, Olive Green and Mud Brown.

Check out their DragonWool base layer system as well.

SIGMA 50 Hoodie by the Spindle Collective

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

SIGMA 50 is a crowdfunded Kevlar Reinforced Hoodie with EDC Pockets for Blade Enthusiasts by the Spindle Collective.

It doesn’t look particularly special or high-tech, but that’s then point. Billed as the “world’s toughest hoodie” the SIGMA 50 is made in the USA. It features secret pockets and is made from a heavyweight blended cotton fabric, reinforced with several feet of Kevlar threading, with the hood joint is further reinforced with a durable piped seam.

Hidden pockets behind the front handwarmer a don’t print and make pickpocketing extremely difficult, and provide a safe spot for travel documents, tickets, passports, wallets and currency.

For more info, visit