Shale Support was honored last week by Special Operations Wounded Warriors (SOWW). Paul DeVille, vice president of operations at Shale Support, received the Tip of the Spear award for his work with the organization.
“It is an easy decision for our company to support SOWW because of the great work that they do supporting our Special Operations troops that have been wounded defending our country’s freedom,” says Kevin Bowen, CEO of Shale Support. “We’re truly the ones that reap the benefits of hosting these events by spending time, talking and learning so much from such high caliber individuals. We look forward to these weekends every year.”
For the past two years, Shale Support has worked with SOWW to provide outdoor experiences to Special Operations troops who have received the prestigious Purple Heart Medal. The events include a weekend of hunting and camping for the soldiers, with all gear, shotguns and amenities provided by Shale Support. These outings are spearheaded by Mr. DeVille, a veteran of the US Army.
“The financial support and time we give to these decorated individuals pales in comparison to what we get out of being involved with Special Operations Wounded Warriors,” said DeVille. “It is great to work for a company that not only allows, but encourages individual volunteer efforts to support our community.”
“At Shale Support, our employees make us special and people like Paul, who donate their time and resources to help SOWW deliver great experiences for the troops, are leading the way for our company,” added Bowen.
SOWW (Special Operations Wounded Warriors), a 501(c)(3) Charity, was formed in August of 2012 for the distinct purpose of providing outdoor experiences to a select group of both active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces, that have received wounds in battle, and that have received our Country’s prestigious Purple Heart Medal. SOWW was founded by a small group of five individuals comprised of U.S. Military Special Forces Veterans, local businessmen, and avid outdoorsman. SOWW was started for the intent of offering thanks and fellowship to the men and women of our Special Operation Forces who have sacrificed so greatly for our own personal freedoms and safety.
It is the belief of SOWW that we truly can make a difference in the life of a service member who has chosen to put their safety at risk while defending our freedoms and that has suffered personal injury in that endeavor. SOWW feels that there is not a more deserving group of individuals than our Special Operation Forces members that frequently stand in harm’s way for the protection of our freedoms, often with little or no recognition. These men and women pay not only a physical and mental price during their service to our Country; some have paid the ultimate price, for their fellow man. For those that return home, often with the never fading scars of their conquests, SOWW exists to demonstrate our Country’s appreciation for their efforts and contributions. It is our objective to help bridge the gap from military service to the enjoyment of the freedoms that they fought so courageously to defend.