Blankets of Honor is a Minority/Veteran Owned organization. Established as a Non-Profit Organization with the state of Pennsylvania in February of 2021, and in December of 2021 became an official 510c(3) with the Internal Revenue Service.
When CEO Manny Acuna retired from his service, he was given a “Quilt of Valor”. He always remembered that and realized how it made him feel. In 2019, Manny was with the Marietta Legion Riders, Chapter 466 as the Chaplain, he and fellow officers had an idea.
They formed a committee within the Riders group called “Blankets of Honor”, where they would honor Veterans, Gold Star Families, First Responders and Supporters with blankets. In January of 2020, they began with a Vietnam Navy Veteran.
BOH’s goal was and is, to be a hands-on organization, to send groups from the organization for in-person presentations to the nominee. Fast Forward to March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, which interrupted the ability to honor nominees for their service and sacrifice.
During the first year, 2020, even with the pandemic, Blankets of Honor handed out nearly 40 blankets to deserving Veterans, Gold Star Families, Supporters, and First Responders.
Blankets of Honor’s goal is to show Veterans, that the words “You are not Forgotten” are not just words! They are our mission.
Blankets of Honor is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from the community and merchandise sales to be able to continue its mission. All members work on a volunteer basis. If anyone has any questions concerning Blankets of Honor and/or would like to speak to any of our board members please see the information below.
OUR AWESOME Team
Sgt. Manuel Acuna
Chief Executive Officer – Founder
Manny served his beloved U.S. Marines Corps. , and after September 11th happened, he signed up with the U.S. Army.
Email Manny at – MAcuna@blanketsofhonor.org
Chief Financial Officer
Kim is a caregiver by day and has been instrumental in Blanket of Honor’s success by being the CFO, and wearing other hats within the organization.
Email Kim at – KAcuna@blanketsofhonor.org
Chief Marketing Officer
Dave is a Past Legion Rider President and a Current Sons of the American Legion Commander. He handles our social media accounts, along with many other responsibilities.
Email Dave at – DChobanoff@blanketsofhonor.org
Chief Administrative Officer
Stacy is an Administrative Assistant by day and has been helpful with the day-to-day items within the organization, along with wearing various hats.
Email Stacy at – SChobanoff@blanketsofhonor.org
Tara has served in the U.S. Army, and she has been helpful with the day-to-day items within the organization.
Email Tara at – TKellenberger@blanketsofhonor.org
Jaryid Maldonado aka Storm441
When Storm isn’t off tracking down weather around the area and capturing them on his GoPro, heading to car shows to check out the sites, or on the trail enjoying nature. He’s typically the one behind our videos and doing all he can to help our Heroes get their respect.
Want to Volunteer?
Enjoy watching our presentations whether on our YouTube Channel, Facebook, or TikTok? Have you ever thought “I’d like to help but how?” Fill out the form below, we’re looking for God Loving, patriotic people to help/join our team.