The Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) was created to support injured service personnel from the United States while they recuperate at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center.
Contributions made to the Yellow Ribbon Fund provide injured service men and women with free rental cars, taxi services, the use of apartments and other daily necessities to help these silent heroes stay strong.
On Monday, July 12, Faithful+Gould proudly sponsored, participated and volunteered at the 3rd Annual Yellow Ribbon Fund Golf Classic, which was hosted at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia.
This tournament provided a unique opportunity to not only support a worthy cause, but also gave injured veterans a chance to have great day of golf.
Each team of 4 included 1 or 2 recovering service members. The Faithful+Gould staff played well, and had the honor of teaming up with 2 service members who truly enjoyed learning the finer points of the game, sharing "war" stories that made the experience worthwhile. After a strong sponsorship effort, pledges at the end of the evening came to over $193,000.
Faithful+Gould VP Adam Shepherd, this year's YRF Fundraising Chair, said:
"What a great event and success this year's golf event was for our wounded warriors. The Yellow Ribbon Fund focuses on things the military and hospitals can't or won't do. Also, it doesn't put the service members through a lot of red tape to receive what they need."
Adam, a retired military Army officer (MAJ, USA) who served in Iraq (2007-2008) added:
"All of us owe so much to those who have suffered injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. Helping these heroes in any small way is the most satisfying thing you and I as citizens will ever do; taking a person out of the hospital, to a ballgame, playing a round of golf, fishing, hunting, doing things with them they cannot do on their own. The YRF allows such things to be possible."
If you would like more information about the Yellow Ribbon Fund or our sponsorship, please contact Salvia Giridhar in our Washington, D.C. office. She assisted in all fundraising outreach as well as served as a volunteer in the event.