Sparky is a co-founder of Combat For Compassion, and retired Army Veteran of 21 years of service. His overseas training and deployments include Cobra Gold in Thailand, Orient Shield in Japan, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Germany. He has been serving the military since 1989 both in uniform and as a government civilian. Sparky is a committed to serving veterans and their families. Sparky is married with two daughters and two dogs.
Richie Hays is a co-founder of Combat For Compassion and retired Army Veteran of 30 years of service. His service deployments include Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Germany, and Ukraine. He is fully dedicated to veterans and children of Veterans that have lost the battle to PTSD.
Brandon is the Assistant Treasurer for Combat for Compassion. He is a combat veteran ( OIF & OEF) who has served in European, Asian, and home front capacities for 8 years. He ended his military career as a Staff Sergeant with the Tn Army National Guard. He is married with two children.
Brandy serves as the Family Director for Combat for Compassion. She has been married for 18 years, 8 of which were spent as an Army wife. She and her husband, Brandon, have two beautiful daughters. She has worked in surgery for the last 12 years and is currently working towards her Bachelors Science of Nursing. She holds the children of Combat for Compassion dear to her heart and loves being a part of such a great cause and organization.
John James is a Co-Founder for Combat for Compassion, and a retired Army veteran with 20 years of service. He served in the Tennessee Army National Guard from 1995 until his retirement in 2019 with deployments to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Germany for Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also deployed in a humanitarian capacity for hurricane Katrina to the State of Louisiana along with border patrol missions to Yuma, Arizona. John has dedicated his life to serving not only his community in law enforcement capacity, but also his nation in a military/humanitarian capacity in which his outstanding service upheld the highest standards that were set by the United States and the great state of Tennessee. He is dedicated to serving veterans and their families who have lost the battle against PTSD and is committed to ensuring that their children have a future to look forward to. John is married with four children.
Membership dues are $30.00 annually. We meet once a month to go over logistics, financials, discuss the children, and future fundraising events. All members are welcome come to the meeting, but are not required to attend.
how much does it cost to become a member for combat for compassion?
We try for 3-5 events per year, but this number varies. Please head to our Events page to see future events.
How many fundraising events per year does combat for compassion do?
When we take a new child, a mutual fund is set up in each of their names. Once a donation is received that money is divided between those accounts and deposited to them to be used for future needs, such as college, emergencies, trauma counseling, and youth camps if chosen to do so.
Where does my money go after making a donation?
Combat for Compassion is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3). What this means is 100% of the donations and money raised goes to the children left behind after a Veteran parents suicide.
How is Combat for Compassion different from ther veteran organizations?