Omaha Beach Original supports Thank-a-Vet since 2019
Each year, OBO is committed to donating a part of its profits to Thank-à-Vet
About Thank-a-Vet :
Thank-A-Vet is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia USA.
Thank-A-Vet delivers goods directly to Veterans and their Families in the spirit of gratitude.
Since 2018 Thank-A-Vet has delivered, among other things :
11 000 pairs of Brand New Socks
40 000 Thank You Cards
25 000 wheelchairs / scooters
5 500 Coats
Thank-A-Vet has also created several coffee clubs. These are warm places where veterans can get together for coffee and have a good time. These Veteran coffee clubs promote camaraderie and fight loneliness. This initiative is also a concrete way to combat the US crisis of veterans’ suicides.
Message from Shannon Drake to Omaha Beach Original, December 2021
Thank you for the donation to Thank-A-Vet. We recently raised and distributed over 2,000 pairs of socks in the Philadelphia area for ‘ Sock Em 2021’. We are working towards delivering 50 pairs in western Washington next week.
We have 2 Veteran Coffee Clubs that have maintained throughout the entirety of the pandemic and held an online Veteran Coffee Club for 7 months which averaged 10 Veterans every week.
This pandemic has been extremely rough on us. We have lost many Veterans in the last 2 years.
We did lose a very active member of Thank-A-Vet. The isolation of working at home on top of the traumas of his four tours of Iraq/ Afghanistan were beyond… This really made us stop and re-evaluate our program.
We have received many signs and decided to push on ! We will continue to move forward and will build an even stronger program ! Thank you for your continued support.
President of the Association Thank-A-Vet
Sock Em 2021
Message from Shannon Drake, January 13 – 2023
We do have many coffee clubs running on the east coast and are connecting with the American Legion about Veteran Coffee Club.
This is a news clip related to a party we were involved with during Christmas time to assist Veterans getting coats