2019 Fundraising Events

5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Thursday, November 7th

4:30 -7:30 | K of C Hall, Defiance, Ohio

2nd Annual Golf Outing

Saturday, September 7th

Eagle Rock Golf Course, Defiance, Ohio

Eat Wings Raise Funds

Wednesday, October 2nd

Buffalo Wild Wings, Defiance Ohio

Operation K.A.V.I.C. Fundraising

Supporting Operation K.A.V.I.C.

Operation K.A.V.I.C. would not be possible without the support of our local businesses and business partners. Each year we host a free Veterans and their families appreciation dinner around Veterans Day. To raise funds, we offer sponsorships to other businesses, organizations, and individuals. Over the past 4 years we’ve raised over $195,000 – all of which stays in Defiance County and assists veterans and their families who are enduring a financial crisis. 

As awareness about the program continues to rise, we continually see an increase in the requests for assistance every year, and we’re blessed to continue to raise more funds than the last year, year after year, to meet those needs. 

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2019 Fundraising Events

5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Veterans and their families are invited to a FREE dinner on Thursday, November 7th at the K of C Hall in Defiance, Ohio. Sponsorships for this event are our primary fundraiser for the year. 

2nd Annual Golf Outing

Hit the links in support of Operation K.A.V.I.C. on Saturday, September 7th at Eagle Rock Golf Course in Defiance, Ohio.  Register your team for a 4-person scramble today.

Eat Wings Raise Funds

Join us at Buffalo Wild Wings in Defiance for their Eat Wings Raise Funds benefiting Operation K.A.V.I.C.! 10% from all proceeds will be donated and directly benefit Veterans and their families in Defiance County.

Questions about any of our fundraisers? Contact Lindsey Keller at 419.438.6914 or Lindsey.Keller@kellerlogistics.com

5th Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Sponsors

President Sponsors

General Sponsors

Colonel Sponsors

The Hubbard Family

Captain Sponsors

Kennerk Charitable Trust

Robinson Investments

Post 5665

John & Margaret Jacob

Chapter 36

Sam Strausbaugh

Lieutenant Sponsors

Sergeant Sponsors

NAMI Four County Motorcycle Fundraiser


GPorter Group

Homan Snow Removal

Brenda A. Ray Law Offices

Owen’s Electric

Sam Switzer Realty

Randolph B. Stephenson

William Vaughn Company

Arthur Law Firm

Tommy Tire Sales, LLC

Citizens National Bank

Keep Truckin’

Defiance Hearing Aid Center

City Beverage Co.

Schwiebert Mechanical Services

Loves Travel Shops

Realty Five

Steven Walker

Robert Carpenter

Timothy & Carol Whetstone

Hudsonville Trailer

B.A. Miller & Sons Trucking

Northwestern Mutual


Elks 147 Charities

Mike McCann

Arps Dairy, Inc.

Leever Glass


Northwest State Community College

Abode Furnishings & Design

Edward Jones

Tamera Stoller



Golf Outing Flag Sponsors

Defiance Eagles Aerie 372

Cheryl L. Schell

Jim Adsit

Lt. Robert E. Kroeger, USNR Retired

Whitacre Logistics

Tri-County Roofing

Schaffer Funeral Home

Bowman Trailer Leasing

Homan Snow Removal

Tim Whetstone

Buckeye Roofing & Exteriors

Valley Freightliner of Huron

Valley Freightliner of Toledo

Nate Schaublin


Fundraising FAQ

We have three main fundraisers through the year to prepare for the next year’s needs. Golf Outing, Eat Wings Raise Funds, and sponsorships for the Veterans Appreciation Dinner. 

How can I donate to Operation K.A.V.I.C.?

Donations are accepted year round! You can attend one of our events or mail your donation to Keller Logistics Group | Attn: Operation K.A.V.I.C. | 24862 Elliott Road | Defiance, Ohio 43512.

Please make checks out to Ravens Care with Operation K.A.V.I.C. in the memo.

What does Operation K.A.V.I.C. Help With?

Operation K.A.V.I.C. is there to fill the gaps in the veterans military benefits. In the past, we’ve been able to help with dental bills, car repairs, tools for work, therapy dogs, home repairs and much more! If you can think of it, we’ve probably helped with it.

How much of the funds raised goes to local veterans?

100% of the funds raised goes to veterans and their families in Defiance County.

Keller Logistics Group handles the coordination and promotion of the events, the Veterans Office takes care of processing requests, and Ravens Care is the financial arm who manages the fund.

How do I request assistance from Operation K.A.V.I.C.?

To request assistance from Operation K.A.V.I.C., please contact the Defiance County Veterans Affairs office at 419.782.6861. 

All requests and assistance provided are confidential. 

How do I donate proceeds from an event to Operation K.A.V.I.C.?

Thank you for supporting Operation K.A.V.I.C.! We’d love to help promote your event, it not only to our employees but also on our social media pages. Please contact Lindsey Keller at Lindsey.Keller@kellerlogistics.com or 419.438.6914 if you’d like us to share your information. After the event, please mail a check made out to Ravens Care to Keller Logistics Group | Attn: Operation KAVIC | 24862 Elliott Road | Defiance, OH 43512. Be sure to include the name of your event so we can recognize you on our website and social media accounts!