SOS Strong


2021 SOS Strong Campaign

While most men are not violent in their relationships, SOS believes a single aggressor is one too many. With this in mind, SOS Strong was established to build lasting relationships and improve community awareness.  


SOS Strong is an annual fundraiser that began in 2015 to highlight positive role models and to remind our youth and other community members, men are far more than stereotypical abusers, controllers, and runaway fathers. Because most learned behaviors are acquired during our most formative years, children need reassurance and guidance from compassionate, caring men. The community needs to see 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. We feature men from within our six-county service area who display leadership, community support and are not bystanders.

SOS Strong ambassadors act as role models in the community and this campaign allows us to highlight men in the community that deserve recognition. They are dedicated to helping SOS stop domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. 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 6/21/2021 to 7/21/2021.
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Aaron Trelc

Brad Kirmer

Bryan Crouch

Chris Mullins

Corey Linton

Dean Grant

Doug Hes

Eric McCabe

Grant Swanson

Jacob Stutzman

Jacob Welsh

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JJ (Jeremy) Johns

John Decker

Josh Blaisdell

Josh Hamlin

Ken Weaver

Matt Johnson

Robert McClelland

Sam Tovar

Scott Stormont

Tagan Trahoon

​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, click the "Donate" button and type in the name of the SOS Strong Ambassador in the "In Honor Of" field.







You may also make a donation by mailing a check made payable to SOS to 1420 C of E Drive, Suite 6, Emporia, KS 66801. Please write the name of the SOS Strong Ambassador in the memo field.

For questions, please contact us at 620-343-8799 or by emailing

Our 2020 SOS Strong Ambassadors Share Experiences & Encourage Future Participants: 
2020 SOS Strong Videos

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