BENEFITING: Red Circle Foundation
EVENT DATE: May 24, 2014
I am organizing a team effort to represent the Red Circle Foundation at Operation Welcome You Home's annual "Wounded Warriors 5K" in Plainfield, IL on 5/24/14
About The Red Circle Foundation: The Red Circle Foundation (RCF) was established in 2012. Our mission is to serve as a quick reaction non-profit by providing immediate gap funding assistance for Special Operations families in need. Typical assistance includes medical, memorial, and household expenses. Our second area of focus is on education and enrichment programs for children of the Special Operations community. We believe that a strong family unit is paramount in maintaining the mental and physical strength that US Special Operations Forces need to carry out their missions overseas.
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Brandon Webb founded the Red Circle Foundation to provide immediate financial relief to special operations families.
Not long after establishing the organization, Webb lost his best friend, Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, in the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The Red Circle Foundation helped cover the cost of Doherty’s memorial expenses.
“If we were over in Afghanistan and you were on a mission, there would be a quick reaction force waiting on alert back on the base so if something happened to you, that team would already be ready,” Webb said. “That’s my philosophy with the Red Circle Foundation. It really took shape from losing my best friend.”