Thanks To Yanks has been blessed to have many people step up to the plate to help us assist our service members, veterans, and their families. The volunteer spotlight is our way of recognizing volunteers who have gone above and beyond.
This volunteer spotlight is on Rich Allain, U.S. Marine Veteran. He began volunteering with Thanks To Yanks over two years ago. In that time, he has taken on securing donations and sponsorships for the annual All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast and single-handedly organized one of our most successful fundraising events, our “Never Forget” Veterans Day 5 Miler Run and 2 Miler Walk. Rich is always saying “yes” I can do that. He talks to everyone he meets about Thanks To Yanks and the work we do. Sometimes, it is almost embarrassing to be standing next to Rich when he is saying “these people do more than anyone I know to help a veteran – they are the real deal.” Not only does he solicit support for Thanks To Yanks, he readily directs veterans in need to our programs as he knows we are committed to serving those who serve(d) us.