2022 Flags for Heroes
Every Flag has a Story
Over 600 flags were flown in honor of heroes near and far during the Meridian Trust North Star Foundation's annual Flags for Heroes fundraiser this month. Along with flags flying at three locations in Cheyenne and one in Colorado, this year included the addition of 2 more locations in Alliance and Scottsbluff, NE. This allowed us to have representation in Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska.
This fundraiser gave community members an opportunity to share stories about heroes that had a positive impact on their life, their community or our country. It isn’t just the beauty of all the flags waving, but the stories behind them. As we say, "Every Flag has a Story" and this year we were able to share the story of nearly 475 heroes.
Flags for Heroes Raises Over $25,000
Because of the support from all of our communities, we were able to raise over $25,000! This year it was important to the Foundation to assist in fighting food insecurity. $12,000 was donated to the Wyoming Hunger Initiative’s Angel Accounts, a local non-profit dedicated to working with school districts to assist schools and students in need with their lunch school debt. In addition, $2,000 was donated to the Wellington Food Bank, $2,000 to the Alliance Public Schools towards student lunch debt, $2,000 to Scottsbluff targeting food insecurity in the town, and $2,000 to the Cheyenne SubVets “Lone Sailor” statue that will become part of the Capital Avenue Bronze Project.
We would like to thank our supporting sponsors for their incredible generosity. Adams Publishing Group, Next Energy Solar and Townsquare Media showed their support by being Red Sponsors. Thanks also to our White and Blue Sponsors. It is because of these generous contributions, we are able to help so many honor the loved ones in their lives.
See who was honored:
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Red Sponsors- $1,500 Level
White Sponsors- $1,000 Level
Joe & Regina Culloo
Blue Sponsors- $500 Level
Asbestos and Technical Services Inc.
Wellington Post 176
*Flags are 3-ft by 5-ft and are owned by the Meridian Trust North Star Foundation. Flags are flown in honor of the sponsor's hero. Honoree Tag shown is 4-in by 4-in. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor to determine how this important contribution may help you. The Meridian Trust North Star Foundation’s EIN number is 83-2331559.
Proceeds benefit: The Meridian Trust North Star Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization founded to provide assistance and support in our communities. Funds raised through our Flags for Heroes fundraiser will support child advocacy, hunger/food insecurity, women’s support services and other local nonprofits