Service with integrity is our priority.
That isn’t just a catchy line for our website, but a philosophy that we live by. We believe that being of service to our customers, our family, our community, our country, and our world, is what life is all about. Here are some of the causes and organizations we have served with, that we support, and are a core part of our lives:
Brian and his family spent 3 years working in ministry at the Micah Project from 2009-2012. They specifically went to begin a vocational training school teaching welding and carpentry to young men, many of whom were former gang members. Micah Tech opened it’s doors in February 2010 and in November 2011 graduated 5 men who are now the director and teachers of the school. It was an experience that forever shaped their world view and commitment to being of service to their fellow man. Click on the picture left to view a video about Micah. Brian at 0:55 and 0.59.
The Tyrone Snowden Woods Wrestling Foundation was established in 2015 to provide financial, educational, and charitable support to Oregon high school wrestlers and wrestling programs. The vision of TSWWF is to pay forward Tyrone’s love and passion for wrestling in a way that will help prepare the youth of today for the challenges of tomorrow. We hope to shine a light on the sport with its character-building qualities and positive contributions that influenced Tyrone to become the courageous, devoted, and loyal man he was. The values he learned from wrestling became a solid part of his Navy SEAL ethos, which he lived every day, and which carried him through that September night in Benghazi, LIbya.
On the morning of September 12, 2012, while courageously defending the lives of thirty Americans at the CIA Annex, he perished with his brother-in-arms, Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, also a champion high school wrestler and a native of Massachusetts. Following Tyrone’s outstanding example, TSWWF seeks to emphasize his winning characteristics: a “never quit” attitude, endurance, selflessness, courage, and loyalty, as well as scholarship and community service. By focusing on a winning attitude, the foundation seeks to inspire young wrestlers to achieve great personal success in their own lives both on and off the mat.
Brian served 8 years in the US Navy as a helicopter technician. Supporting our Veterans is a priority for the Wiggs family, and especially those that served as EOD. A roommate of Brian’s during his service years, Leon Tackitt, LT, USN, EOD (Retired), is now the owner of Tackitt Family Vineyards in San Miguel, California. His compassion for EOD military personnel and their families led him to create EOD Cellars which donates proceeds to the EOD Warrior Foundation.
The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial. Click the logo left to see a video of how they help.
From 2005-2009 The Wiggs family volunteered weekly with Bridgetown, Inc. Brian directed the Friday night Nightstrike outreach to the homeless population under the Burnside Bridge where he helped coordinate up to 300 volunteers who would serve food, cut hair, wash feet, and just spend time talking to the marginalized people of our city. Bridgetown- Loving people, because people matter. Click on the logo to view a video about Bridgetown, Brian at 2:09 and 3:50.