Our goal is to recognize active duty and retired SEALs  while raising money to support SEALs and their families through our partner organizations listed below. 

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s enduring promise to America’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel is to:

 (1) Ensure full financial assistance for post-secondary education from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as educational counseling, preschool grants, private tutoring, college planning and career transition programs to the surviving children of Special Operations personnel who lose their lives in the line-of-duty and the children of all Medal of Honor Recipients.

(2) Provide immediate financial grants to severely wounded, ill, and injured  Special Operations personnel who require hospitalization.  

For more information, visithttps://specialops.org/

The SEAL Family Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that raises funds and awareness for special programs in direct support of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) families on a local, national and global scale. More than 90 percent of all funding supports direct services, and remaining funds directly support program administration and Foundation operations.

They support individual and family readiness through an array of programs specifically targeted to assist the Naval Special Warfare community in maintaining a resilient, sustainable, and healthy force in this era of persistent conflict and frequent deployments.

The Foundation made a donation of $1,000 to the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down. They provided services to over 1,000 veterans and family members, making the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down one of the largest in California.

IMG_1511IMG_1501The original Stand Down for the homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations.  At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy arm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.

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Stand Down is an intervention that was conceived from the ground up specifically for veterans.  It is designed to transform the despair and immobility of homelessness into the momentum necessary to get into recovery, to resolve legal issues, to seek employment, to access health and benefits, to reconnect with the community and to get off the streets.

Tri Counties Blue Star Moms

The Matthew Axelson Foundation presented the Tri Counties Blue Star Moms with a check for $1,000 to support their program of sending care packages to troops serving overseas.  Each year they send 500 to 1,000 packages of snack and hygiene items to the soldiers.  They also provide free “Mommy” and Daddy” dolls to children needing help dealing with the separation of their military parent.

The group is a local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. and was chartered in 2007.  They serve Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties.  They support each other, our troops, their families and our veterans while promoting patriotism.

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 Lori Danby, President and Ardie Oji, MAF Director

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