John Simmons, SEF Board Members, Volunteers Present Check to the Joshua Chamberlain Society
The Simmons Employee Foundation presented a $25,000 check July 12 to representatives of Joshua Chamberlain Society. The funds were raised from the organization’s 7th Annual SEF Golf Tournament, which took place June 17 at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville.
“Everyone who attended the tournament was moved by the Chamberlain Society and the veterans it supports,” said SEF President David Bamper as he presented the check. “We are honored to be able to help give back to those military heroes who have given so much for our country.”
The Chamberlain Society is a St. Louis-area nonprofit organization dedicated to helping severely wounded military service members and the families of military members killed in action. “Unlike other national veteran charities, The Chamberlain Society adopts area veterans and their families for life,” said Randy Soriano, a member of the Society, during the presentation.
He added that he expected the money to pave the way for the society to adopt another veteran. Past service projects provided by the society include bathroom and other renovations to make injured soldiers’ homes more accessible, transportation to and from doctor appointments, and other projects to improve service members’ quality of life. For more information, visit www.chamberlainsociety.org.
About Simmons Employee Foundation
In late 2004, the employees of the Firm came together to create a single, streamlined way for them to give back to the communities they are so proud to call home. As a result of their creativity and heartfelt commitment, the Simmons Employee Foundation (SEF), has provided nearly $1 million of financial support and countless volunteer hours to local charitable organizations.
In the News
“Simmons Employee Foundation Golf Tourney raises $25,000 for fallen military heroes” – The Alton Telegraph
“Law Firm Raises Money for Wounded Veterans”(PDF) – Chicago Daily Law Bulletin