As the CEO of My GI, which I started at fourteen, and run as a nineteen-year-old Citadel cadet I would like to thank you for purchasing raffle tickets or sending donations for Operation G.I. Jane. In December, The My GI Foundation and the Loveland High School National Honor Society guided by Megan Shelley ran a fundraiser called Operation Winter Weather and earned $8,003 for homeless veterans. I hope I have thanked her enough.


Recently, we partnered with Tigers in Service and Mrs. Julie Powers for our second spring project, known as Operation G.I. Jane. I believe if you spend significant time on my website, you will become motivated to aid me in helping our female veterans by puchasing raffle tickets to over $1,500 in prizes. You can do so on our homepage, and I'll mail you tickets.


The female heroes in our military are a climbing statistic in the average twenty-two suicides per day by our military heroes and female services to aid them with the issues of being part of said statistic are lacking, especially when considering our wonderful ladies psychological differences in processing stressors next to our gentlemen. Both genders have much to offer in defense of our country and the American way of life. I will commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, after graduating from The Citadel, and all those in my charge will be treated with consistency and given any resources I can provide.

Operation G.I. Jane is a raffle with $2.00 tickets and will continue until May 14th, 2019. 1 Ticket = $2.00, 3 Tickets = $5.00, and 6 Tickets = $10. There will more total prizes and announcements will be updated until we have surpassed the total from last year. You can go directly to www.mygivets.com and click the yellow donation button with a minimum of six tickets for $10.00 and we will mail them to you. You can also buy them from our Tigers in Service members or Mr. Thomas or Mrs. Powers. Prizes on the way include: Corporate gift baskets, monetary awards, and our raffle is most exciting due to the very large number of gift cards we collect. I know there were seventy-two prizes last year and I am sure 2019 will yield more. An update is pending very soon, but you can't lose with a raffle to honor our active, reserve, or veteran female warriors. I love these ladies!

My mission is to become the best son, grandson, teammate, friend, philanthropist, advocate, soldier, leader, and young man I can become. I try to use different fundraisers and events to attract a variety of donors to My GI. I promise this venture is of utmost importance to The My GI Foundation and the female military who defend our county.

My extremely intelligent and hard-working sister; Kirstin Thomas is our Director of Female Veteran Services. She has hundreds of hours of philanthropic work after starting as an intern, to associate, and presently Director of Female Veteran Services. She is a kind soul ready to listen to anyone who reaches out.

Thank You Senator

Senator Joe Uecker took me to lunch when I was fourteen to discuss high level military service and a career in government service. He is a regular speaker at My GI Foundation banquets and is always ready to lend a hand to support my philanthropy and service to veterans. He has represented the 14th District since 2013 as a Republican member of the Ohio Senate.


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