HOUSTON, November 16, 2011 — Robin Young-Ellis was one of the recipients of the Soaring Patriotic American Eagle Founder’s Award sponsored by Operation American Heroes Foundation at the Honoring American Heroes Gala Banquet on November 11, 2011.
Young-Ellis received this award for founding Salute to Our Troops Houston in 2008. Salute to Our Troops Houston is an event dedicated to honoring the brave and selfless sacrifices of the men and women of the Armed Forces.
In a short three years, through Young-Ellis’ strategic and successful coordination, the event quickly grew from 500 active duty and reserve military troops and their families to 2300 active duty and reserve troops and their families and post 9-11 wounded military heroes. In 2011, by invitation and support of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, Young-Ellis passed on her program to RodeoHouston to help start their first Armed Forces Appreciation Committee, of which Young-Ellis remains active as the committee chairman.
Co-recipients of this award include: George W.S. Abbey; Sibley Cooley, United States Army; Command Master Sergeant Major Lawrence Holland, United States Army (Ret.); Dr. Sally Ann Holmes; Mrs. Carla Patton; Captain LeRoy Shafer, United States Army and Commander Eugene N. Tulich, United States Coast Guard (Ret.).
About Operation American Heroes
Operation American Heroes (OAH) is a 501c-3 organization that has been established to serve our heroes. The mission of OAH is to be a national, permanent foundation created to support those organizations that effectively serve America’s heroes in their time of need. Operation American Heroes has been established to efficiently raise funds to support organizations that are effectively providing needed services.
Operation American Heroes is not just another charity trying to raise money for a specific need. OAH is focused on raising money efficiently so that the maximum amount of every dollar raised is available to serve a charitable purpose. We raise money and distribute it to organizations that have been properly vetted and do an exceptional job serving our returning veterans in need. OAH acts to provide funding so that organizations that excel in providing services can focus on what they do well, knowing that the funding will be available. They are not forced to participate in what are often very inefficient methods of fundraising. Operation American Heroes provides funding to great organizations when it is needed.
About Robin Young-Ellis
Robin Young-Ellis, a philanthropist, humanitarian and business woman, is the founder of Salute to Our Troops Houston and founder of RobinYoung & Company, a structured settlement planning firm. One of Young-Ellis’ greatest motivations is her dedication to family – both her own and others’. Young-Ellis is the Texas-bred daughter and granddaughter of a military family where principles of honor and public service have been a big influence in her life. In 2004, she married Major Joseph R. Ellis, United States Marine Corps (Ret).
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