In 2011 The Jeremy Staat Foundation had the unique opportunity to speak to over 25,000 kids in Kern County school system as well as many of the local residence to raise awareness for the building and dedication of the Kern County Wall of Valor. The Kern County Wall of Valor is a living memorial of all of the names of Kern County residents that have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. It is a living memorial because names are being added to it as our Kern County Service Members are killed in action. The Jeremy Staat Foundation helped in raising over $560,000 to help forever immortalized those individuals from Kern County that have died in combat and who continue to fall for this great country.
In 2012 The Jeremy Staat Foundation completed a 100-day bicycle ride to raise awareness for veterans suicide, a more efficient VA system, veterans educational informational centers on all college campuses, as well as childhood obesity. The Wall- to-Wall Bicycle ride traveled 3468 miles through 16 states, making stops in 77 cities, and 15 military bases, totaling 176 separate events, including 109 speeches. The Jeremy Staat Foundation raised awareness in 25 schools, 16 VA hospitals and retirement homes, 82 veterans’ organizations, and 77 various service organizations, churches, other non-profits, and sporting events and clubs. Beginning at the Wall of Valor in Bakersfield, CA. the journey was complete at the Vietnam Memorial Wall, in Washington, D.C. on May 28th, 2012. The Jeremy Staat Foundation also helped local organizations like the Kern County Honor Flight" raise more then $100,000 to send WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials.
Currently The Jeremy Staat Foundation is working on building programs for both youth and veterans. Offering assistance to veterans on an individual and case-by-case basses. Continued education and motivation will be offered to students K-12 without cost to the schools through the veterans speaking board, with a new division opening in Phoenix, AZ, Memphis, TN. In the summer of 2013 we will open a 1940's vintage style community boxing center to combat childhood obesity and begin a series of free summer sports camps with a focus on leadership and the principles that have become the core values of The Jeremy Staat Foundation. With Kern County’s large veteran population along with a rich history of remarkable veterans, The Jeremy Staat Foundation is also working to build a privately funded and owned veterans hospital as well as a Kern County Veterans museum.