To our many supporters, donors, volunteers and friends of The Sub Zero Mission, greetings!
This is Al “Sarge” Raddatz, the CEO of the mission.
As I write this, it is the first day of Spring 2019. We have just completed our 10th delivery season. That’s right! It was 10 years ago that two friends, both veterans, decided to gather the warming items from their garages and find homeless in our own city of Painesville, Ohio. Knowing that 1 in 5 of the homeless are veterans has been the driving force behind our mission, however, we have always wanted to help as many people as we can find. As you know, our motto is “Nobody Should Freeze to Death in America”. In those 10 years we have served the homeless in over 30 cities and at least 5 states.
I am happy and proud to say that we have reached the end of our best delivery season to date! And we managed to do it all and can still proudly say that we do it without a single board member or officer receiving a salary of any kind!
This is our annual end of season report. My intent is to give you, our supporters, donors and friends, insight into our Mission, how we get it done, how we use your donations and other funding that we receive. In years past, I have focused mostly on the delivery season, but there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes, I would be remiss not to tell the story.
I hope you like what you see and read! Of course, you can always contact us with questions and comments through our social media pages or through the website.
As always, on behalf of our board of directors and our team, and, of course, on behalf of the homeless we serve, THANK YOU for all that you do to help us to help them! Looking internally, I thank every member of our Board of Directors and every volunteer! I am so proud of this team.
Al “Sarge” Raddatz
CEO and Founder
The Sub Zero Mission