This year’s contribution from the 501(c)3 Charity Mohawk Militia is to “Youth with Faces Organization” at the Letot Center. I have teamed up with my friend Chef Charles Plummer & Chef TLC and created a culinary program for young females that are “in and out” of juvenile detention. These young ladies (17 & under) have an opportunity at finding a new passion as well as learn how to create and operate a business with THEIR ideas. The program will purchase ingredients from local farms, including Free Range Eggs from Bonton Farms. Their first venture is going to be creating…………well, its a SURPRISE! The Mohawk Militia PROUDLY has helped with purchasing the opening inventory for their business. #staytuned #payitforward #soundbitestheband
WHAT IS THE MOHAWK MILITIA?
The Mohawk Militia is a 501(c)3 charity founded in 2013 and based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, focused on the “Power of Clean Food”, from growing and sharing, to consuming healthy food. The organization operates on a “learn and earn” concept for veterans in the United States.The ultimate goal of Mohawk Militia is to provide assistance, education, and employment to veterans through sustainable urban farming.The charity provides opportunities to learn about healthy eating and to provide a platform for veterans to earn wages by assisting with planting of vegetable seeds and harvesting of organic crops. Ultimately creating “Produce with a Purpose!”
Additionally, The Mohawk Militia creates awareness of the importance of clean food by hosting quarterly entertainment events incorporating clean food awareness, chef driven fresh delicious healthy food and fun musical entertainment; all proceeds go towards Mohawk Militia’s mission of providing clean food for our returning soldiers and others in need.
HOW DID I COME UP WITH NAME OF THE CHARITY AS THE MOHAWK MILITIA?
How did I come up with the name you ask? Contrary to me having a Mohawk haircut, the Mohawk Indians are some of the best protectors of the land and environment. Their farming practices of crop rotation and cultivation are still the cleanest to this day. They respect the land as well as nature continuing to “give back” what they harvested. Thus, you don’t need a Mohawk haircut to join! (*grin) The word “Militia” was used because it is “a force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.” Hence, this group of philanthropic members assembled in an emergency to protect our clean food supply, educate the masses on whats going on with our food labeling, and help feed people fresh food. When you put the two words together, you get “The Mohawk Militia.”
WHAT IS MY VISION OF THE MOHAWK MILITIA?
To see one day laws established to protect the cleanliness of our food as well as every person and child having clean, fresh, and unprocessed food readily available. Lastly, I would love to help and create as many jobs as possible to our US Vets.
WHY DOES THE MOHAWK MILITIA MATTER?
In a time in need of change, change starts with a healthy mind, body and soul. Now is an important time to stress the importance of healthy, clean food to our people. Its also time to start help our Vets upon coming back from service by offering opportunities to be apart of a healthy work environment.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?
First off, you don’t need a Mohawk haircut to join!! (SERIOUSLY) You should join to keep updated on all of our exciting events and updates! With the exposure of a new TV show in the works, we are currently starting to plan strategic gardens in Dallas to start growing and employing Vets. We are currently working with Cornerstone Church, who donates their produce to the homeless shelter as well as a greenhouse at Fair Park next to the prestigious State Fair Ferris Wheel. Lastly we just obtained land to assist a Special Ed Teacher who lost their job 2 years from pension by the State. We are raising funds to to build a greenhouse on the land (1 mile from Fair Park) to house 55 gardens inside (there will be more outside). We also have plans to create a restaurant inside certain greenhouses (like Fair Park) that will employ and teach Vets as well. We are also continuing to raise money and awareness with our Taste of Sound performances!!With everyone’s help, we can raise money to continue to build gardens and support our US Vets!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The charity is REALLY TAKING OFF! In order to REALLY make a difference, it will take ALL OF US to help. Whether it is donating time and energy with building gardens or planting vegetables or donating funds towards our efforts, everyone can HELP!!
Health & Happiness starts with nutritious food, not mandated health care.
If we want change, it starts with a healthy mind, body, and soul.
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