The Awesome Awards - Nominations

Jeremy Harrell

Nominated by Erin Harrell
August 15, 2019
Jeremy Harrell is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran of Iraqi Freedom. He served honorably for 9 years before getting out of the Army. About two years ago, Jeremy founded Veteran’s Club here in Kentucky. The vision was to get veteran’s connected and rekindle the camaraderie that they all had while serving in an effort to reduce veteran suicide. Presently, Veteran’s Club is a premier organization in Kentucky that has assisted over 2000 veterans in a multitude of ways such a his nationally recognized Equine Therapy Program, Career Transition for Vets needing employment, monthly family cookouts to get vets and families connected, and many more activities that knock down barriers for vets and help them heal from combat trauma. Veteran’s Club also works heavily in veteran’s outreach in the community including raising money for Kentucky Coast Guardsmen that were affected by the shutdown and providing meals, job opportunities, and teaching leadership classes to homeless veterans in the state of Kentucky. Jeremy also goes in to jails and substance abuse inpatient facilities to teach life skills classes in hopes that those who are in there have the tools needed upon release. Jeremy was also named this years Kentucky Veteran of the Year and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel for the works he’s done for veterans in Kentucky. Jeremy was recently elected as Co-Chair for Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville (VCAL). Jeremy also serves on the Week of Valor planning committee for Louisville Metro Government as well as the VA Mental Health Summit planning committee. Outside of his organization, Jeremy travels with an organization called Mighty Oaks Warrior Program where he is a Team Leader to help struggling veterans in week long retreats in CA, OH, TX, and VA. Jeremy does all of this on a volunteer basis so that 100% of donations can go into the programs for veterans.