The month of June was special for Mighty Oaks Foundation. On June 10th, Mighty Oaks held a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the official grand opening of our new headquarters and National Training Center in Southern California. It was a great day to celebrate all that Mighty Oaks has accomplished, as well as the new opportunities this space will bring.
We were blessed to have had several guests in attendance who have played an integral role in the success of Mighty Oaks. We’d like to recognize several of them here.
We want to give a very special thank you to our wonderful founders Chad & Kathy Robichaux. It’s through their vision and steadfast commitment to our Nation’s warriors that Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs came to exist. We are also thankful for our Executive Director Jeremy Stalnecker and his wife, our Inventory Manager, Susanne for the direction and oversight they provide for Mighty Oaks.
We want to thank Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West for joining us. He shared a few heartfelt words about the work Mighty Oaks is doing and why organizations like ours are key to the success of not only our armed forces, but also our nation.
Our Aftercare Manager, Robert Cale, was also in attendance. Robert is not only a veteran, but also a graduate of our Legacy Program. We want to thank Robert for sharing his powerful testimony with everyone. Robert is a great example of the work that God is doing through Mighty Oaks.
We’d like to thank B. Gen. Heritage, Commanding General MCRD, for joining us. He has been instrumental in getting our Resiliency Events in front of active duty troops. We’d also like to thank Chief Chuck Wynn of the Chino Valley Arizona Police Department. Chief Wynn went above and beyond by coordinating with Mazy’s gun store in Chino Valley, Arizona to gift a custom Mighty Oaks engraved pistol to Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West for the work that he has done for Mighty Oaks Foundation.
We were blessed to have CMSgt Ericka E. Kelly join us to celebrate the grand opening. CMSgt Kelly is one of our strongest advocates and supporters. She was recently able to attended one of our Women’s Legacy Programs to learn more about the impact Mighty Oaks has. CMSgt Kelly has recently retired and is now spending time speaking at events on behalf of Mighty Oaks Foundation. We are thankful for CMSgt Kelly’s continued service to our Nation’s warriors.
We want to thank Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for her support of Mighty Oaks. Although she was unable to attend, her District Director Samantha Stilwell joined us and presented a certificate to commemorate the grand opening of our National Training Center.
Lastly, we’d like to thank Pastor Tom Ferrell and his wife Gail for their loyal commitment to Mighty Oaks. The Ferrell’s lead Atascadero Bible Church which hosts several of our Legacy Program graduation ceremonies and have been supporters of Chad and Kathy’s since the beginning. Thank you both for your desire to commit wholeheartedly to the mission of Mighty Oaks.
Our new headquarters and National Training Center provide Mighty Oaks with a dedicated space to manage our organizational operations, film and produce the Mighty Oaks Show, and train new program leaders. We also have a dedicated classroom and meeting room that can be utilized for Mighty Oaks Outposts and leadership training.
Ultimately, with this new facility, we have effectively increased our reach and operational capacity which has enabled Mighty Oaks to save more lives, restore more families and change more legacies.
All of this is only made possible through your support. Mighty Oaks wouldn’t exist without the financial and spiritual support from individuals like you. We are prayerful that you will join Mighty Oaks as a supporter and hope that you’re as excited as we are about this new space and all of the opportunity it holds.