Thank You

Thank You Knights of Columbus and Sir Knight Dan O’Brien


Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and Sir Knight Dan O’Brien for their generous support and their continuing compassion for our wounded warriors and Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors.

“The winning ticket for the beautiful 2018 Patriotic Quilt made by Trudy Bly belonged Trudy Vering of St Jude Parish in Redmond.  Ms Vering said has NEVER won anything.  She is a retired Navy Nurse and appreciates everything that can be done for our Wounded Warriors by Heartbeat.

The total donations raised through the raffle were $530.00.  A check has been mailed to Heartbeat designating the proceeds to be directed toward the Christmas Wish Program.

Other opportunities to help Heartbeat and/or our Military this Christmas include Giving Tree ornaments, Adopt-a-Family, Baker Angels(Sunday morning at our Hall), or donating on the Heartbeat website;

Vivat Jesus!

Dan OB” 

Thank You Woodland Retirement Community


Thank you to All of the Residents at Woodland Retirement Community in Lacey WA led by prior Marine, Military Spouse, and CEO Misty. They raised money to provide not only a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner at the Community center, but also baskets full of goodies and gift cards to 2 wounded warrior families. Attached pic is Misty setting everything up just perfect for the guests. The other pics show one of the families that were able to enjoy the generosity and compassion brought about by Misty and The Woodland Retirement Community. Thank you so much for this huge blessing!!

Thank You Griffiths Foundation


Heartbeat is very grateful to the Griffiths Foundation for their very generous support this year to serve wounded warrior families in WA. We thank you for this amazing donation and for your great support for the past few years. Thank you David!!

Thank You UMR!


Thank you to UMR, a UnitedHealthcare company, and their Bothell employees for their generosity and compassion for our K9 Healing Warriors program with their wonderful financial donation of $1000!

Red White Blue Golf Tournament 2018


Starred list of donors

A Super THANK YOU and a Special THANK YOU to Ron Monaco for being, once again, the tip of the spear in this awesome golf tournament.

A special THANK YOU to Sandy and Janet for their OVER THE TOP great work!

A wonderful THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made sure this was the most successful golf tournament yet!

All of you are the BEST!!



Coats for Kids Thank You Lennar Homes


“Coats for Kids” Thank you Lennar Homes/Seattle/Federal Way for your generous donations of new winter coats for children of wounded warriors. We had 2 separate gives on this new program and are so thrilled. None of this would have been possible without Lennar Homes!  Look for us next year with “Operation In Style”

Thank You to the Awesome Nemesis


Thank You to the Awesome Nemesis Riding Club for the wonderful fundraiser they put on starting at the Generous Crows Nest Restaurant Camano Island. Special thanks to Dave Valentine and Tim Webster for organizing this event. We are so grateful for your hard work and the outstanding $1805 that you raised!!

Thank You St Theresa Parish & Knights of Columbus #7908


Thank You to the Wonderful Parishioners from St Theresa Parish and Knights of Columbus #7908 for their generous donation to allow us to continue America’s Best. We are so grateful! A special thank you to Bob D for spearheading this.

Thank YOU Vietnam Veterans and Welcome Home



Dear Current and Former Warfighters,

On March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Exchanges around the world will honor Vietnam-era Veterans with free commemorative lapel pins marking the war’s 50th anniversary. The Exchange is privileged to partner with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration to offer this token of our Nation’s appreciation to those who served during this time.

As a Vietnam-era Veteran, this remembrance is close to my heart. The American public shortly after the war did not understand the sacrifices these great Americans made. These Warfighters were treated much differently from those who came before or after them. When my father returned from World War II, his hometown of Broadwater, Nebraska, gave him a hero’s welcome. Few who served during Vietnam received a similar homecoming. We are privileged to now have the opportunity to properly recognize the service of our Vietnam Veterans.

Understanding the obligation to remember the selfless sacrifice of the great Americans who raised their right hand, took the oath and made a difference compelled the Exchange to secure a lifelong online military exchange shopping benefit for all honorably discharged Veterans just last year. The Exchange team extends its sincere appreciation to all who have served. Your battles were not fought in vain, and your sacrifices will never be forgotten.

The Exchange is honored to recognize your service with a commemorative lapel pin on March 29. For details, please contact your nearest Exchange. A list of participating Exchanges can be found by clicking here. If you are unable to receive a pin at the Exchange on March 29, events to locate another upcoming event or partners/partner_map to find a Commemorative Partner in your area.

It is our privilege to do our modest part to give these brave warriors the thanks their service truly deserves.

Soldier For Life!All the best,

Tom Shull
Army & Air Force Exchange Service

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Thank You General Dynamics


Thank you General Dynamics for your continuing support of our wounded warriors and their families with this $2500 check!

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