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The Hero Behind APK Charities
Helen Pedersen-Keiser and Bob Keiser talk about the death of their son, Special Forces Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel and how his death in Afghanistan lead them to start APK Charities.
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Coming in October: Sebastian Maniscalco

You shop. AmazonSmile gives to APK Charities!

A donation that doesn’t cost you a penny

AmazonSmile will now contribute a percentage of your Amazon purchases directly to APK Charities. It costs you nothing; the donation comes entirely from Amazon. Spend $100 and $5 goes to helping CT Veterans in need. It’s that easy and it doesn’t cost you a penny! Here’s how it works:

  1. Register at https://smile.amazon.com
  2. Click “Get started”
  3. Designate APK Charities as the charity of your choice
  4. Bookmark https://smile.amazon.com in your browser. You just need to always start at https://smile.amazon.com to support APK Charities Corporation.
  5. Start shopping! Your Smile account will automatically sync with your basic Amazon account and your shopping cart is shared.

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Wallingford Lions Club scholarship recipient Torres Alexandra

Torres Munoz Alexandra is recipient of Wallingford Lions Club scholarship on behalf of APK Charities

On behalf of APK, the Wallingford Lions Club awarded a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student, Torres Munoz Alexandra, in Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel’s name. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Lyman Hall or Mark T Sheehan high schools in Wallingford. Winners are judged on academics, school activities, sports and community service. Ms.…

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The #Ruck2Remember is done, but @APKCharities is working to build awareness of Veterans' growing needs.
We need your support! #military #militaryveterans #goldstarfamilies #APKCharities #ctvets

gofund.me/085c449e
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3 days ago
The #Ruck2Remember is done, but @APKCharities is working to build awareness of Veterans growing needs.
We need your support! #military #militaryveterans #goldstarfamilies #APKCharities #ctvets

https://gofund.me/085c449e

It’s Flag Week - the week-long observance celebrating the creation of the United States Flag. Did you know there have been 27 different forms since 1777? Find out what else you don’t know!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hdICYEP33k
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It’s Flag Week - the week-long observance celebrating the creation of the United States Flag. Did you know there have been 27 different forms since 1777? Find out what else you don’t know!
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hdICYEP33k   
#americanflag

The #Ruck2Remember is completed! But @APKCharities is working to build awareness of Veterans growing needs.
We need your support! #military #militaryveterans #goldstarfamilies #APKCharities #ctvets

gofund.me/085c449e
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1 week ago
The #Ruck2Remember is completed! But @APKCharities is working to build awareness of Veterans growing needs. 
We need your support! #military #militaryveterans #goldstarfamilies #APKCharities #ctvets

https://gofund.me/085c449e

American women have served in the military both formally and informally throughout history. Help us honor their contributions and sacrifices. celebrate by 1) Posting pictures of women Veterans in your life 2) Write a tribute to a woman Veteran to share 3) Host a tea, brunch or lunch for women Veterans in your family, friends, or work place and let them share their stories. #WomenVeteransDay #veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
American women have served in the military both formally and informally throughout history. Help us honor their contributions and sacrifices. celebrate by 1) Posting pictures of women Veterans in your life 2) Write a tribute to a woman Veteran to share 3) Host a tea, brunch or lunch for women Veterans in your family, friends, or work place and let them share their stories. #WomenVeteransDay #veterans #military #militaryveterans #unitedstates #supportavet

The @APKCharities Ruck2Remember team at Andrew Pedersen-Keel's grave at @ArlingtonNatl Cemetery.

gofund.me/085c449e

Ruck 2 Remember @Ruck2Remember @APKCharities APK Charities Corporation #Ruck2Remember #MilitaryVets #GoldStarFamilies
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1 week ago
The @APKCharities Ruck2Remember team at Andrew Pedersen-Keels grave at @ArlingtonNatl Cemetery. 

https://gofund.me/085c449e

Ruck 2 Remember @Ruck2Remember @APKCharities APK Charities Corporation  #Ruck2Remember #MilitaryVets #GoldStarFamilies

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Thank you to all who took part is this tremendous effort. Congrats Will and Bryan. Special thanks to Bob and Helen for your continued inspiration.