2021 Fundraising Events
7th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Thursday, November 4th
Starts at 4:30pm
Knights of Columbus, Defiance
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.
Total Funds Raised
2020 Operation K.A.V.I.C. Sponsors
Dennis Deeds Suicide Awareness Motorcycle Benefit
St. John’s Lutheran Clothes Closet
Ty & Chris Guilliam
Ohio State Eagles Charity Fund
Mayor Mike McCann
BPOE Lodge #147 – Defiance Elks
B.A. Miller & Sons Trucking
Hohman Snow Removal, LLC
Northwest State Community College
Trainco, Inc. Truck Driving School
Tri County Roofing & Home Improvement
Midwest Community Federal Credit Union
City Beverage Company
Arthur Law Firm
We have two main fundraisers through the year to prepare for the next year’s needs. Golf Outing, 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, not only to our employees but also on our social media pages. Please contact Meredith.Mickey at Meredith.Mickey@kellerlogistics.com or 419.980.0092 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!