Hear Veterans Stories
Watch the video to the right to hear from those who’ve been received assistance from Operation K.A.V.I.C. and how it has positively affected their lives.
From car repairs, to living expenses, to help purchasing and training a therapy dog, Operation K.A.V.I.C. is assisting our local veterans every day.
When a veteran goes to Veterans Services for assistance, their veterans benefits are used first. If they have a need that can not be supported by those benefits, they use the Operation K.A.V.I.C. funds to assist.
Hear one surviving spouse’s story about the help she received, “I’m very grateful, that was my lifeline. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I’m 80 years old, I can’t go out and get a job.”
If you are a veteran in need of assistance, please call the Defiance County Veterans Office, 419.782.6861.
operation k.a.v.i.c. fundraising
Since our first fundraiser in 2015, Keller Logistics Group has raised more than $196,000 to assist veterans and their families in Defiance County from enduring financial hardship. Our primary fundraiser is the annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner where we ask business partners, local businesses, and community members in Defiance County to sponsor the dinner. In 2018, we incorporated two additional fundraisers:
- Buffalo Wild Wings Eat Wings Raise Funds was on July 25th and raised $265
- 1st Annual Operation K.A.V.I.C. Golf Outing on August 4th raised $2,445!
100% of funds raised go to the Operation K.A.V.I.C. fund for our local active duty, veterans, reservists, and national guard members. For more information on donating to Operation K.A.V.I.C., visit our Donate to Operation K.A.V.I.C. page.
In our first year of fundraising, we raised $37,235 for veterans and their families.
In 2016, we saw support for Operation K.A.V.I.C. grow and raised $42,160.
1matters.org founder Ken Leslie spoke in 2017 and we raised $50,898.67.
In 2018 and raised $66,165 and had a special tribute to World War II veterans.
4 Year operation k.a.v.i.c. Sponsors
Thank you to the Operation K.A.V.I.C. sponsors who have been generouly donating to veterans in crisis since we hosted the first veterans appreciation dinner in 2015!
Double A Trailer
First Federal Bank
Service Master by McCann
Shoppas Material Handling
Love’s Travel Stops
B&A Miller & Sons Trucking
ELKS 147 Charities, Inc.
Hudsonville Trailer Company
Mark Moats Ford
Clemens, Kohrn, Liming & Warncke, LTD
Shultz Huber & Associates