The BattleBetty Foundation

Celebrate Veteran’s Day by participating in Beyond the 5k to Benefit BattleBetty Foundation!

Join the BattleBetty Foundation for their 3rd Annual Beyond The Battle 5K from November 6 – 12th!. Proceeds from will benefit BattleBetty Foundation and provide needed support for women veterans. This year, the 5K will help support BattleBetty’s efforts to expand homeless services for women veterans through a transitional housing program. This is a virtual 5K so  everyone is invited – runners and walkers, old and young, experienced and inexperienced, anyone! Click here to register today and spread the word to your friends and family! Don’t forget to show off your shirts and support on social media using #BeyondTheBattle5K

The BattleBetty Foundation was founded by DeAndria L. Hardy, a service-disabled veteran who served in the Marine Corps until she was honorably discharged in 2014. Shortly after she left the Marine Corps, DeAndria began to experience Post Traumatic Stress symptoms and led to her disconnection from her family and friends, self-isolation, and eventually homelessness. Her life changed in 2017 through the relentless support of her mother and the mentorship of Marine Corps Lt. Col, Mike Zacchea. DeAndria discovered a new passion for helping veteran women transition into life after serving and brought her personal understanding of these challenges to creating the BattleBetty Foundation. 

BattleBetty’s Women Veteran Center aspires to “Take Care of H.E.R..” This program provides an emergency shelter with access to a clothes closet, hygiene essentials, food, and 1-on-1 case management. BattleBetty also provides monthly sisterhood events to help female veterans reintegrate into society and find a sense of belonging among the community. 

Outreach is an essential part of BattleBetty through having women’s items and clothes available to the women veterans. BattleBetty encourages members of the Spartanburg community to support their mission through volunteering, monetary donations, their Amazon Charity List, or donating women’s items such as female hygiene items, toiletry products, and clothes. If you are interested in available opportunities to support, click here to learn more about how you can help.