Final Salute, Inc., a 501(c)(3)
is the Official Charity of the
Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride
Do you ever hear of female veterans in need? We had not until someone told us about Final Salute! Of course, there are female Veterans, but they are so obvious they are often overlooked. We hope to help change that.
Why are we supporting them?
Along with Final Salute, we believe in paying homeless women Veterans with the proper respects due to them for the service they have provided to our country. It is estimated that there are currently 55,000 homeless women Veterans in the United States on any given day. For the sacrifices they and their families have made, this is an unacceptable state for any of them to be in. Final Salute works with female Veterans in establishing her plan towards independence.
Women veterans are currently the fastest-growing homeless population in America, with an estimated 55,000 in their ranks. Final Salute provides homeless women veterans and their children with safe and suitable housing.
Heroes should not be homeless.
Final Salute’s three programs are H.O.M.E, S.A.F.E, and NEXT UNIFORM. These programs provide transitional housing, emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness and free professional attire for career transition.
Centennial Ride Schedule of Charity Donations
|Registration Type||*Charity Donation Amount|
|Portland, Oregon to Arlington, VA [ July 31 – August 20, 2021 ]||$50|
|“Ride to Sturgis” Experience From Portland to Sturgis, SD [July 31 – August 11, 2021 ]||$50|
|Sturgis to Arlington, VA [ August 9 – 20, 2021 ]||$50|
|Knoxville to Arlington, VA (Including the Women’s Motorcycle Conference [August 16 – 22, 2021 ]||$50|
|Women’s Motorcycle Festival and Conference [August 19 – 22, 2021 ]||$10|
Your VIP Upgrade fee includes an additional $100 donation to Final Salute, Inc., our event charity that supports homeless women veterans.
About Jas Boothe, Founder of Final Salute
Jas Boothe is a Disabled Army Veteran, Cancer Survivor, Author, and Entrepreneur who served this nation for 15 years. In 2005, she was a single parent in the Army Reserves. That spring, she learned she would soon be deploying to Iraq. During her mobilization, her life was torn apart. In August she lost everything she owned due to Hurricane Katrina and in September, she received a devastating diagnosis of an aggressive head, neck, and throat cancer. Because of her illness, she had to discharge from the military. When searching for what assistance might be available, she was told there were no existing programs for women Veterans with children and that she should explore welfare and social services as an option. Jas then realized that America had forgotten about the women who have served, fought, bled, and died alongside their brothers. She found these options unacceptable for a woman who served her country. Jas never forgot what she and her son had been through and was determined to ensure her fellow sister Veterans had a resource in their time of need. She also wanted to ensure they were treated with dignity and the respect they had earned.
Here are a few of the awards she has received for her leadership and community impact: Oprah Winfrey Standing Ovation Recipient, People Magazine Hero, CNN Hero, Live with Kelly and Michael Unstoppable Mom, Department of Defense Spirit of Hope Award Recipient, YWCA Woman of Distinction, First Lady of Virginia’s FLITE Award – Opportunity Hall of Fame Inductee, Influential Woman Of the Year – Virginia Lawyer’s Media, and Woman of the Year (non-profit/government) – Stevie Awards for Women in Business.[/column]