KAMO ASSISTS THEIR COMMUNITY DURING COVID CRISIS
Last week KAMO Adventures had the amazing opportunity to deliver over $100,000 worth of toiletries, cleaning supplies, snacks, laundry detergent, bottled water and other sundry items to groups in Jerico Springs, MO and right here in Kansas City. Jerico Springs is a small community near the location of our KAMO Adventures ranch. KAMO Veterans stay at the ranch during our various hunting and fishing trips and the Jerico Springs community has been a wonderful source of support for our organization. This was a wonderful opportunity for KAMO Adventures to be able to give back to this community during this difficult time. KAMO Board Member, Dave Haubein, whose home is one of the locations that house veteran trip attendees, has many wonderful and heartwarming stories we will feature in the coming weeks and months.
Here in Kansas City, KAMO Adventures delivered a huge supply of laundry detergent to the St. Michael’s Veterans Home. It was one of the items that Cindy Taylor, Service Manager at St. Michaels Veterans Home, expressed a great need for at this time. They were overjoyed with the delivery last week. Cindy said, “Many residents at St. Michael’s Veterans Center experience life on an extremely low monthly income. After paying rent and other bills they struggle to meet the rest of their needs such as food, hygiene and other basic needs. When St. Michael’s Veterans Center was originally conceived and built, the developers were cognizant of this and built laundry rooms on each floor with washers and dryers that are free to use. To this end, St. Michael’s residents are so grateful for the recent generous and GINORMOUS donation of laundry soap. The residents can now take that necessary item off their shopping list – thanks to KAMO and their donors.”
All of the goods KAMO was able to deliver to St. Michael’s Veterans Home and Jerico Springs were donated by Church & Dwight Corporation (Arm & Hammer Corporation) and Feed the Children. Mike Meyer, KAMO Board member shares, “Feed the Children and Church & Dwight Corporation have always been incredibly generous to local communities and they jumped at the chance to be able to assist veterans and the local Jerico Springs community. It is KAMO Adventures honor to be able to help disperse these items to those most in need.” Church & Dwight Corporation donated an abundance of cleaning supplies, laundry soap, and other soap-based sundries. Feed the Children provided a large amount of bottled water, snacks, and baby diapers for veterans and the Jerico Springs community. All in all, the generosity of these donors led to over $100,000 of items being dispersed into our community to benefit veterans, their families, as well as the communities that have helped support KAMO Adventures.
“There are many ways to navigate an upheaval in our way of life. KAMO Adventures is fortunate enough to be able to do that by helping bless others with the delivery of supplies and goods they need during this difficult time” says Bill Eckert, KAMO Board member and cofounder. “Even though we are unable to gather together for our events at the moment for safety reasons, we still want to make sure KAMO is out there in the community supporting those who have supported us and the veterans who need our support now more than ever” Bill says.
KAMO Adventures is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering veterans through hunting and fishing excursions, educational scholarships and employment assistance.