Touching Lives

Our visit to Service Dogs For Veterans. We observed the training session of service dogs & their handlers/owners. Such a wonderful service to our Veterans 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Service dogs must be trained to overcome their fear of the unusual & to trust their owners

Ryan Stanford, Anderson VA Clinic accepting 25 wheelchair cushion covers. The VA supplies the wheelchair cushions so we wanted to brighten our Veterans day with the pretty cushion covers 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Army Veteran Bob Byle at VA Clinic

Pictured left to right: Gail Jones, Gary Grzelecki & his service dog, Pepi, Service Dogs For Veterans Development Volunteer, Susie Vitaris, Steve Harrington & his service dog, Luke as they accept a check from Patriot Partners 0f the Upstate in the amount of $500 to partner with them in the important work they do to assist veterans.

Army Veteran, Kim Alsip was the lucky winner of the candy piece with a shamrock on it. Kim was awarded $100 during Patriot Partners after meeting social time

Donation of $1,000 given to Vets Helping Vets by Patriot Partners of the Upstate towards their building project
Pictured left to right: Vice Commander – Bob Robinson, Gail Jones – President Patriot Partners of the Upstate, Commander & Founder – Jesse Taylor

Our second load of medical supplies for Ukraine, ready to be picked up!

James, Navy Veteran at Terra Bella Assisted Living

Judy, wife of Air Force Veteran, Turk

Navy Veteran Charles’s Aunt

NHC Activity Director, Dana accepting cushions for Veterans and First Responders

Army Veteran, Leroy’s mother-in-law

Mike, Army Veteran at Terra Bella Assisted Living

Louis, National Guard Cook and his wife Betty

Jake – VFW Post 6830 – Walhalla

Nancy – Veteran Family Member – Iva Rehab Center

Brian – Navy veteran – Iva Rehab Center

Miranda – Army Veteran Nurse – accepting wheelchair static cushion

Table of Easter items to be delivered to Summit Place & Morningstar Assisted Living

Bonita, with Condor Nursing Home, gratefully accepting static wheelchair cushions

This was our first group of medical supplies gathered for the Ukraine refugees


Annette with Army Veteran Al, and wife Jackie

Jim, Navy, with Carol

Gail and Carol delivered 38 static wheelchair cushions to the FootHills Retirement Community in Easley. Pictured standing is Army Veteran, Wes. Seated is Navy Veteran James.

Our truck load of clothes for our home coming military and homeless in Columbia SC

Members working on projects

First pick up of clothing heading to Columbia for returning military men & women from the Middle East

Easley Place Health Care’s Diana with Army veteran Bill accepting 10 wheelchair cushions

Doris presents army veteran, Joel with a wheelchair cushion

Bobby, WWII Army, 10th Mountain Div, We had the honor of giving him our wheelchair cushion

EMS, Kellye – 25 years in SC, now living in CA, but has sustained a broken back.

Kellye’s family

Chad, dispatcher for Richland County Sheriff Dept

Southern Oaks Rehab & Healthcare Social Service Director, Rokeeya, accepts wheelchair cushion

American Legion Post 62 Senior Apartment – Jessica and Patriot Partners Linda

Anna, Activity Director with Linley Park Rehab and Healthcare receives 15 static wheelchair

Danny, of Agape Care, picking up 5 wheelchair cushions to be delivered to Veterans at Aiken

William, Air Force Nurse, receives his static wheelchair cushion and gift bag

82nd Airborne Army paratrooper, William “WO” with Patriot Partners President, Gail and Kathie

Navy Veteran, James visited by Gail and Pat

Army Veteran Stewart receiving static wheelchair cushion from Pat

Army Veteran William with wife, Susan, Gail & Kathy

SC Physically Handicapped Society Dinner – Military family members receiving wheelchair cushions

Michelle – Nurse at Open Arms Hospice in Simpsonville – receives a wheelchair cushion for her Veteran patient

George – At Springs at Simpsonville, looking forward to using his wheelchair cushion!

Fairview Park – Veterans at Fairview Park, Simpsonville, receiving their static wheelchair cushions

Stephen and Barbara

Bonnie, wife of Coast Guard veteran Mack received a static wheelchair cushion

Paster Dorothy – Accepts cushions for Spartanburg’s Operation Restoration & Stand Down Veterans

Operation Restoration

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy/Army Veteran – Jerry

The Legacy

Clemson Downs – Jim, Exec. Director of Clemson Downs, and Kathy, Activities Director, flank President Gail of Patriot Partners of the Upstate. Wheelchair cushions were delivered and will be given to Veterans and First Responders under their care in appreciation of their dedication to service us

Patriot Hospice community liaison,Melissa accepts static wheelchair cushions and Valentine’s

James – Army – Vietnam Veteran

Pat and Linda, Patriot Partners Members at Manor House, Honea Path

John – Former EMS Personnel – Honea Path

Dan – Navy Veteran and for EMS receiving a Christmas stocking and static wheelchair cushion

BJ – Army Veteran and client of Open Arms Ministry enjoying his wheelchair cushion

Dorothy, Volunteer Coordinator, receiving wheelchair cushions and Christmas stockings for their clients

Patriot Partners of the Upstate member – Kathy (on left) delivering wheelchair cushions to Sum

Meal On Wheels – Air Force Veteran, Louis. Delivered on Veterans Day along with 14 other wheelchair cushions to Meals on Wheels clients

WWII Army Technical Sgt. H. D. – Age 96. Served at Battle of Okinawa. He spoke German and became a guard at a German prison camp. He is also a Bronze star recipient

Bob – On behalf of Patriot Partners of the Upstate, Rhonda presents a static wheelchair cushion to Veteran Bob, of Greenwood Post 8131 as his wife, Laura , looks on