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In Loving Memory of Don Anderson

Don and Lin started Vanguard Brewing in 2015. Don has always made sure to support Veterans and when Forward Assist was founded in 2017 Don quickly became one of the organizations biggest supporters. From hosting monthly vet nights to providing beer for events, Don was always stepping up to help and support the Veteran community.

The Anderson family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Forward Assist in Don's name. 

Forward Assist is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, founded by combat-injured Veterans and patriots to serve fellow Veterans, First Responders, and their families.  It is our duty to assist our country's heroes in finding their purpose and moving forward into the next chapter of their lives.  We accomplish this by quietly addressing specific needs and coordinating events which are tailored to the individual or group.  These events include anything from outdoor adventures, to activities focused on building relationships and outreach, as well assistance with navigating through government bureaucracies; such as the VA.  We have found that Veterans in the Northwest suffer from a myriad of issues due to a lack of local military bases and resources, thereby leaving them feeling helpless and isolated.  Forward Assist steps in where others have failed our heroes; Forward Assist leaves nobody behind. Forward Assist is operated by volunteers, and all donations are utilized for our program; there are no paid positions.

Our Employment Identification Number (EIN) registered with the IRS is


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