Our Vision

As participants in the 4th leadership class of Next Level Trainings (VIP 4), part of our transformational curriculum was to create a large-scale community service project for a local non-profit. Our vision was to create a transformed world where each person embodies peace, love, authenticity and joy, and no one gets left behind. This means bringing light to the difficult issues that so many of our veterans face, and that are so often ignored. .

Our Results

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$41,528
Fundraised

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12,000
Items Donated

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Hundreds of families impacted

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Events Held


VIP 4 Columbus proudly supports

The Veterans Impact Project is a way to give back to those who have given so much! The Veterans Impact Project made authentic connections with over 125 veterans, sharing their stories. Gathered upwards of gathering 12,000 tangible goods that went directly to veterans in the local community, and raised over $40,000 from individuals and corporations.  No donation was too small, and everything went directly to veterans and their families.

Those who serve our country leave duty labeled as heroes forever, yet face tremendous challenges. On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the U.S. due to combat-related mental and physical health issues and disabilities, weak social networks and drug addiction.

We are committed to improving the quality of life of veterans who are battling addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, mental health and the challenges of homelessness. We created a platform to share their stories, mobilize the community to bring new perspective to the challenges of transitioning into civilian life, and genuinely connect with those that have served in all capacities.

 


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Our Team

OUR TEAM LEADERS

Community Service Project
Jennifer Sconyers, Captain
Geni Henderson-Goff, Co-Captain

Support Chairs
Amy Luckeydoo, Co-Support Chair
Jennifer Kiehl, Co-Support Chair

Process Team
Ashwin Lakhi, Chair
Megan Brown, Co-Chair
Jon Hawker, Co-Chair

Communications Team
Tonya Wilson, Chair
Luisa Canneto, Co-Chair

Fundraising Team
Joseph Mitchell, Chair
Jeff Trevorrow, Co-Chair

Continued Advocacy Team
Sara Dodeci, Chair
Casey Wiek, Co-Chair

VA Outreach Team
Frankie Palitta, Chair
Elba Colon, Co-Chair

Remote Activism Team
Samantha Bauman, Chair

 

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Thalia Amador

Linda Apple

Doug Arseneault

Simon Barber

Matt Beebe

Natalie Burrage

Beth Campbell-Smit

Christina Clark

Meredith Clark

Aaron Clark

Rhonda Cochran

Dave Cupp

Lyndsey Dunn

Julia Ellis

Olaniyi Gaiusbayode

Kim Harris

Lisa Hawker

Raquel Jackson-Stone

Stephanie Jerrell

Jerome Jones

Brendan Kelley

Jaime Krapfl

Matthew Krapfl

Amber Liimatta

Eric Ling

Philip Lohbauer

Adrienne Lynch

Ahmad Mannings

Fayth McCallum

Michelle McCort

Annie McGreevy

Tonya Meister

John Nahle

Jana Paster

Megan Phillips

Kate Ritchie

Heather Smith

Robin Starr

Nancy Stoll

Sara Strom

Sarah Thabit

Hannah Thomas

Melissa Tibodeau

Bethany Torres

Jeff Vacca

Melissa Vara

McKinzi Warren

Sandra Weisner

Haleigh Williams

Felicia Wilson

Krista Winbigler

Roberta Winch

Sharon Wycuff

Cody Young

Ashley Young


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