Without the service and commitment of active duty military and veterans, we would not have the rights we get to enjoy every day. At Farah & Farah, we believe freedom and justice are worth fighting for.
We began a new partnership with the Five Star Veterans Center in 2018. Led by retired Marine Colonel, Len Loving and his wife, Suzie, this nonprofit organization aims to transform the lives of homeless military veterans who suffer from PTSD or traumatic injury by providing safe housing and supportive services. We raised $83,704 in donations to the Five Star Veterans Center through our Salute to Veterans fundraising campaign. Eddie and Chuck Farah generously matched $79,000 in donations, increasing the funds generated from the campaign to a total of $162,704.
Five Star plans to use these funds to increase capacity from 32 to 42 and hire an additional staff member to support the veterans. In addition, as a result of the significant media coverage generated by the campaign, 15 homeless veterans learned of Five Star and requested help.
Farah & Farah was thrilled to see Five Star receive the recognition it deserves as the Players Championship Charity of the Day on May 12, 2019, where Five Star was awarded a check for $50,000. Veteran and former Five Star resident, Christopher Dempsey, was awarded $25,000 and a new car. Says the Chief Administrative Officer for Five Star Veterans Center, Suzie Loving: “Farah & Farah’s Salute to Veterans Campaign is the only reason why The Players Championship recognized us as a Charity of The Day and we are incredibly grateful for what they have done for us.”
Another way we support the military is through our annual sponsorship of the USO Armed Forces Half Marathon and Freedom 5k which seeks to build a better bond between military communities and civilians, promote physical health and support all five military branches. The event started in 2004 where it already had over 2,500 runners. Farah & Farah has been a proud sponsor of this event since it began.
Farah & Farah will continue to support our active military and veterans through our commitment to the Five Star Veterans Center and the sponsoring events like the USO Armed Forces Half Marathon and Freedom 5k.