San Antonio Post supports wounded warriors by partnering with OFAS
The SAME San Antonio Post is making a difference in the lives of wounded warriors by partnering with Operation Float a Soldier (OFAS), a non-profit organization that supports injured service members and their families by offering them a day of relaxation, adventure and recreation at Lake Canyon, Texas.
On July 28, 2012, the Post hosted an OFAS outing at Lake Canyon. Forty-two Post members volunteered in shifts to organize the event. Tasks included setting up beach and pavilion areas, serving food, cleaning up and assisting wounded warriors and their families. Injured service members enjoyed a Texan-style brisket lunch and participated in water sports including boating, jet skiing and fishing.
Though the lake outing was held in honor of the wounded soldiers, Post volunteers also enjoyed the event, citing it as a great morale booster. “I was quite impressed with the day. The best thing I did with SAME all year,” said San Antonio Post member Don Gleason, Booz Allen Hamilton. According to Chris Scott, Wounded Warrior Coordinator, San Antonio Post, “This was truly a gratifying and rewarding event that galvanized everyone in the Post for a wonderful cause!”
“It’s through the personal commitment of volunteers that OFAS is able to offer our wounded heroes a day of aqua-therapy and receive the public’s gratitude for their personal sacrifice. This event was the biggest we have had this year and the SAME San Antonio Post was amazing to work with” stated Hillary Rabuse, Volunteer Coordinator, OFAS.
Thank you to the following San Antonio Post volunteers:
Article submitted by Clayton H. Perry, F.SAME, Tetra Tech EC Inc. For more information, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the San Antonio Post by visiting www.same-satx.org.