By Karolyn Gephart
The Yellow Out Campaign in Manvel has launched their newest initiative and effort of expanding their community’s contributions, the Yellow Ramp Up for Veterans Program.
The new Veterans program focuses its efforts on collaborating with the community and veteran organizations to donate and build a ramp, or ramps, for a local disabled veteran who struggles with accessibility within and around his/her own home. The Yellow Out Campaign aims to complete the construction of three to four ramps throughout the year.
Supporter of Yellow Out as well as a graphic artist Matthew Radliff assisted the group with its branding and logo material for this new extension to the organization.
The Yellow Ramp Up for Veterans Program by The Yellow Out Campaign is dedicated to and in appreciation of David Douglas, the grandfather of the group’s founder and president, Reaghan Velasquez.
Douglas has been one of the biggest sponsors and supporters of The Yellow Out Campaign organization since its beginning.
Douglas served in the United States Army as a mechanic. After returning home following his deployment and travel to Germany, he taught mechanics to others, including servicemembers and eventually become a partner of the American Mechanical Services brand and business.
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In honor of October being Spina Bifida Awareness Month, the Yellow Out Campaign launches at least one new piece of merchandise each year. They encourage all who celebrate to post the day’s activities/festivities on social media. The organization is always seeking sponsors and business partners to help expand the mission behind the program.
Yellow Out Day has been proclaimed by the City of Manvel, the City of Houston and The City of Beach City.
For more information on Yellow Out, go to www.theyellowoutcampaign.org.
Douglas a warrior in many ways and he has had a special impact on The Yellow Out Campaign’s newest program. He named it. Yellow Out thanks Douglas and all Veterans for their service.
Anyone who knows a veteran in need can nominate him/her and share why the person was chosen. Currently, all nominations for consideration by program directors must live within Brazoria County.
For more information, go to https://www.theyellowoutcampaign.org/programs-and-projects. To nominate a veteran, go to https://www.theyellowoutcampaign.org/yellow-ramp-up-nomination-form. To donate, go to www.theyellowoutcampaign.org.
The original mission for Yellow Out was to raise awareness for Spina Bifida, encourage inclusion and be a platform in initiating the conversations regarding the differently abled. Each October 25, members celebrate Yellow Out Day to raise awareness of Spina Bifida, the most common neurological and permanently disabling condition.