SOS Strong is an annual fundraiser that began in 2015 to highlight positive male role models and to remind our youth and other community members, men are far more than stereotypical abusers, controllers, and runaway fathers. SOS believes it is important that our community believes that abuse is not just a woman’s problem, it’s everyone’s problem. When men are strong in character, so are our families, schools, and streets. In the SOS Strong Campaign, men are featured from within the six-county service area who display leadership, community support and are dedicated to helping SOS stop domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and neglect. These men represent SOS by helping bring awareness to these important issues and by raising $1,000 each to support SOS programs. SOS Strong will run from 6/21/21 – 7/21/21. We are excited to announce our 2021 SOS Strong Ambassadors:
1. Chris Mullins 2. Corey Linton 3. Tagan Trahoon 4. Josh Hamlin 5. Jacob Welsh 6. Dean Grant 7. Robert McClelland 8. Aaron Trelc 9. Brad Kirmer 10. JJ (Jeremy) Johns 11. Matt Johnson 12. Ken Weaver 13. John Decker 14. Bryan Crouch 15. Doug Hes 16. Jacob Stutzman 17. Scott Stormont 18. Josh Blaisdell 19. Sam Tovar 20. Eric McCabe 21. Grant Swanson
Each SOS Strong Ambassador has taken a pledge to lead by example, never blame victims, be a positive up-stander rather than a willing bystander, not engage in any acts of violence, stand up for someone in need and always use his voice to speak up for what is right. We thank these men for their commitment to helping eradicate domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and encourage everyone to support their ongoing efforts.
SOS is very excited to announce that your donations to SOS Strong will be matched up to $20,000, thanks to the wonderful generosity of BJ & Kristy Bayer and an anonymous couple that has been a longtime supporter of SOS!
Last year, SOS had a record-breaking year by raising over $40,000 with SOS Strong and with your help, 2021 could bring in even more. To donate toward an SOS Strong Ambassador’s goal, visit soskansas.com/sos-strong, click the "Donate" button and type in the name of the SOS Strong Ambassador in the "In Honor Of" field. You may also donate by mailing a check made payable to SOS to 1420 C of E Drive, Suite 6, Emporia (or delivered in-person to 1420 C of E Drive). Please write the name of the SOS Strong Ambassador in the memo field. Thank you for your support!