Third Quarter was a busy one for Home Front Military Network! We hosted two of our three signature fundraising events as well as a brand new Resource Fair in partnership with the Switchbacks FC. We hope you were able to join in on some of the fun and we appreciate your support making these key fundraising and outreach events possible. Events like these help increase our capacity to accomplish our vital mission and they help increase awareness throughout our community. 

2023 Honoring the Brave Concert

  • Thank you again to all of our sponsors, amazing volunteers, and the staff at Boot Barn Hall!
  • The concert raised over $30K and we had over 400 attendees helping us to provide assistance to service members, veterans, and their families in Colorado Springs.
  • Special thanks to The SofaKillers for an amazing concert and for donating the prize incentive to help us reach our goal.

Switchbacks Resource Fair

  • Special thanks to Switchbacks FC COS, El Pomar Foundation, and HFMN Event Committee.

  • We welcomed many of our HFMN Partners including CPCD, Diversus, PPWFC, The Independence Center, ESGR, Stable Strides, Veterans Upward Bound, Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention, Operation Homefront, Mt. Carmel, Headstrong, Goodwill, Angels of America's Fallen, NAMI-CS, and The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Red Rock to share and provide resources at Weidner Field.

2023 Honoring the Brave Breakfast

  • Thank you to all of our sponsors and the staff at Broadmoor International Center!
  • We welcomed over 700 attendees to Honor the Brave℠.
  • Shout out to the HFMN Event Committee for planning and executing this signature event and our amazing volunteers: Melissa Peterson, Julian Quevedo, Owen Peterson, Rebecca Rudder, Bobby & Greg Hatten, and StableStrides.
  • Special thanks to our performers, speakers, and special guests - Mayor Yemi Mobolade, Pastor Jeff Anderson, Babe Kwasniak, Joe Cole, and Thunder Tones.
  • The 7th annual breakfast grossed nearly $165K to provide assistance to service members, veterans, and their families in Colorado Springs.
  • To read more about the event, click here.
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Volunteer Shout-out

We’re thrilled to have Melissa as a HFMN Volunteer, Table Captain, and Event Committee Member. We are honored to shine a spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Quarter!

Meet Melissa Peterson

Melissa Peterson was raised in an Army family, coming from a long line of military family members. They lived in many places before settling in Colorado Springs. She loves being able to look at the mountains every day. 

Melissa is married to her college sweetheart and they have three children together. As a family, they love to travel and explore new places.

She attended her first Honoring the Brave Breakfast in 2019 and became a table captain the following year. Melissa discovered the positive impact that HFMN was having within the community and wanted to be a part of it. She continues to volunteer for various HFMN events and even serves on the Event Planning Committee.

Melissa hopes to support and amplify the work HFMN is doing for service members, veterans, and their families. She hopes to be a helping hand in providing vital support to the local military community. 

She volunteered at all three events this quarter; the Switchbacks Military Resource Fair, the Honoring the Brave Concert and the Honoring the Brave Breakfast earning herself the spotlight. Thank you Melissa for supporting HFMN!

"I cannot even describe the words that will let you know how much this assistance helped me. Thank you. You were there for me. I never ask for help."

- US Army combat veteran

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