U.S. Army Rangers and their families have their unique challenges and every journey is different. Over the years, the Sua Sponte Foundation has continued to offer a helping hand through a variety of programs, services, events, and partnerships that fall within the Foundation’s mission. Below is a recent sampling of how your generous donations have helped improve the lives of the Rangers and families of the 1/75.
Like the rest of us, Army Rangers on active duty must protect themselves from COVID-19. Here are some ways the Sua Sponte Foundations stepped in to help relieve the stress of lockdown before and after deployment:
- Sponsored a pre-deployment BBQ for Battalion while they were quarantined.
- Provided three catered meals for 400 Rangers after deployment while on quarantine lockdown.
- Purchased uniforms for 1/75 Soccer Team to compete within the Savannah community.
- Bought games like corn hole to occupy Rangers while on quarantine.
Here are other ways we’ve helped to improve the lives of Army Rangers and their families this year:
- Moved a combat-injured Ranger’s belongings to a hospital in San Antonio. This allowed his spouse to be with him during his extended stay.
- Purchased a service dog for a wheelchair -bound Ranger.
- Brought Darby wife to Hunter Army Base in Savannah for Best Ranger event.
- Sponsored six Rangers for participation in Virginia fundraising rucking event whose directors donated more than $40K to the Sua Sponte Foundation.
- Provided food for change-of- command ceremonies.
Prior to the appearance of COVID-19, the Sua Sponte Foundation had an active year of engagement, providing support for 1/75 Rangers and their families. Here is a sampling of how, with your meaningful donations, we were able to assist:
- Assisted a Ranger veteran with expenses while getting his foot amputated.
- Helped a family of Ranger veteran who took his life.
- Aided Ranger spouse with moving costs when mold was discovered in their home while her husband was deployed.
- Flew family to Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia, to witness their Ranger being honored with a Silver Star.
- Assisted Ranger family with expenses after ETS (Expiration Term of Services), while they waited on military pay.
- Provided accommodations for a Ranger family while their three-year- old child received medical attention.
- Provided transportation for spouse to visit Ranger husband at Walter Reed Hospital.
- Assisted with expenses when Ranger veteran’s spouse fell and was unconscious.
- Assisted wounded- in-action Ranger and family with travel, food, and lodging.
- Assisted Ranger with flight expenses to attend Grandfather’s funeral.
Activities, events and sponsorships:
- Provided monthly landscaping services for the 1st Ranger Battalion Memorial.
- Sponsored a Ranger Combative Team.
- Sponsored Ranger Shooting Team.
- Rented several busses for Rangers to attend a retreat with Battalion Chaplin.
- Supported the 45th 1/75 Anniversary.
- Sponsored A Co reunion.
- Held a “welcome home” pizza party for deployed Rangers.
- Purchased tickets for a Gold Star family to attend a Ranger Gala.
- Provided tickets, transportation and food for 90 Rangers to attend an Atlanta Hawks game.
- Allocated and purchased discounted and donated products from patriotic vendors in the US for a deployment care package for the Rangers.Volunteers assembled individual care packages in the Battalion before care packages were sent overseas.