Formation of Roots for Boots
The formation of Roots for Boots began at a sports signing event where an enthusiastic educator met a Marine motivator, and the two cultivated a friendship and idea that is growing in its depth and reach. Christy Lucas was serving as Principal of Annunciation B.V.M. School in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania where she used that platform each school day to model for students virtues, patriotism, love of country and respect for our veterans and military. Sonny Tannan, a United States Marine with a background in business development, always had a passion for giving back and serving not only his country, but his community as well.
Christy and Sonny supported and encouraged each other to dream beyond the boundaries of the communities that they currently inspired. They diligently worked to form their own joint venture to better meet the needs and challenges of our veterans,
military and their families, giving rise to a grassroots nonprofit, Roots for Boots . It was important to both Christy and Sonny that the community play a vital role in giving back to those who protect and defend our freedom, both past and present. Roots for Boots provides opportunities for community members to use their gifts, talents and resources to address these specific needs and challenges. In essence, ordinary citizens now have the opportunity to serve their country by assisting those who sacrificed in the name of freedom.