Each October, Members1st conducts a Halloween Fund Raiser, where branches compete for best decor. The Walnut Bottom branch won the competition this year with a theme of recognizing and honoring our military veterans. The branch was awesome! It had the names of many local veterans displayed on the wall. Thank you Members1st for remembering our local heroes!
Carlisle Cement and Benefit Connections sponsored this awesome event on September 16, 2017, help at Carlisle Cement. This was a fun night but very moving as we listened to great testimonials about Adam and were surrounded by family and our closest friends. All enjoyed live music by Ty Marsh. At the end of the night, they raised over $15k to donate to our non profit. Thank you John, Keith and Michelle!
On September 2, 2017 Country & Town Baptist Church hosted their fourth annual "Cruise In". We were invited to attend and set up a display. Proceeds from the Cruise In were offered to our organization. It was a soggy day but our hearts were warmed by being surrounded by good friends and sharing our vision with others. Thank you Country & Town!
The SACSMF board met on Tuesday August 1st to discuss distributions to nonprofits. We are excited to a announce that the 2017 Adam's Semper Fit Challenge and Semper Fest allowed us to raise $19,000.00. We will be allocating this year's proceeds to the following organizations, and we sincerely thank them for what they do.
Semper Fi Fund www.semperfifund.org
Wingman Foundation www.wingmanfoundation.org
Folds of Honor www.foldsofhonor.org
Operation Veteran's Hope, Inc www.operationveteranshope.com
Socks For Vets www.facebook.com/SocksforVets/
For the Love of a Veteran www.fortheloveofaveteran.org
Susquehanna Service Dogs www.keystonehumanservices.org
PA Gold Star Mothers www.facebook.com/CentralPAchapterAGSM
Cumberland/Perry Counties 4-H
Naval Sea Cadets, Constellation www.constellationdivision.org.
Perry County Memorial Wall www.facebook.com/PerryCountyMemorialWall
Operation Ward 57 www.operationward57.org
Luke's Wings www.lukeswings.org
Wreaths Across America www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
Keystone Warriors www.keystonewarriors.org
Robert M. Jackson Veterans Center www.robertmjacksonveteranscenter.org
Marine Corps League Carlisle www.mcl524.org
Employment Skills Center Carlisle www.employmentskillscenter.org
Army Heritage Center Foundation www.armyheritage.org
Dog T.A.G.S. www.dogtagsprogram.org
Gary Johnston and his racing team family unveiled this bad ass Sportsman dirt track sprint car April 14, 2017 at Path Valley Speedway in PA. This car is amazing and we were very awestruck when we first saw it, as it it honors Adam and the other 11 Marines. Thank you, cousin Gary!
Meet SSD 'Sergeant', named in honor of Adam.
Socks for Vets teamed up with Shiremanstown Homeschool Group to present an evening of remembrance and celebration of the 12 Marines killed in the Pegasus crash on January 14, 2016, as well as 7 other Service Members who lost their lives in service to our country. We were able to raise nearly $4,000 for Susquehanna Service Dogs and Wreaths Across America. We only hope we were able to create a night that gave the Schoeller family assurance that SGT Adam Schoeller will never be forgotten.
Socks for Vets introduces Schoeller the Packgoat named in memory and honor of our beloved SGT Adam Schoeller, United States Marine Corps, 4/26/1990 - 1/14/2016. Adam's amazing sense of humor, kindness, intelligence and strength of character already resonate in this beautiful Sundgau Alpine who will be trained to carry equipment for Wounded Warriors, visit Veterans in assisted living and skilled nursing homes and engage the community so they are able to learn about Adam and his sacrifice for our freedom.