Community Involvement is a long-standing objective of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - Rough Riders, Inc. For over 36 years, the Regiment has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars both financially and in volunteer hours. Whether providing a material goods or manpower, Rough Riders live to get up close and personal with the community where they live and work. To request the support of the Rough Riders, please call (813) 248-1898 or email your request to

The Regiment makes it a priority to contribute to a wide range of worthy recipients. Some of the organizations they have supported in the past are:

Children's Home Society of Florida - Joshua House

We owe it to kids to consistently find ways to do it better. So we do. Research reveals that abuse is generational. So we declared our ambitious goal: to break this tragic cycle in more families. And we have. But we've done so much more, too - all because we believe kids, teens and families deserve the very best we can give.


All Children's Hospital

All Children's Hospital provides expert pediatric care for children and families from all across the state of Florida and beyond. Named a top 50 children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, we provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems. As a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, we provide access to the most innovative treatments and therapies. Taking part in pediatric medical education and clinical research helps us to provide world-class care in more than 43 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. More than half of 259 beds are devoted to intensive care level services. We are the regional pediatric referral center for Florida's west coast. Physicians and community hospitals count on us to care for critically ill patients and to perform complex surgical procedures. Parents count on us, too. Our philosophy of family-centered care means that family members are an important part of the healthcare team. We put this philosophy into action by including parents in making decisions and plans for their child's care. Patients who are old enough to take part in these discussions are included, too. We asked patients, parents and our staff to share ideas to help us design the 259-bed All Children's Hospital that we opened in January 2010. The result was a spacious and bright hospital with individual rooms where parents can comfortably spend the night. Combining the latest technology and our commitment to family-centered care, our hospital provides an ideal environment for healing.


Southeastern Guide Dogs and Paws for Patriots

Few things define Southeastern Guide Dogs like our graduates, those courageous, visually-impaired individuals who live in, learn at, and leave our school with a skillful guide dog by their side. Or perhaps it is our puppies, born and bred in our spotless, well-ventilated kennels; whelped with the help of our staff veterinarians; socialized by friendly volunteers; and equipped by our highly-skilled trainers for a life of loyal service. Of course, our volunteers and donors help define us, embracing our culture of service by donating 100% of the funds needed to sustain our vision and mission, at no cost to our students.

Generations of veterans have sacrificially served our country. They leave family, train tough, and survive extreme conditions. Some endure explosions and injuries, and many have lost their vision or suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress. Our Paws for Patriots programs serve active duty soldiers and retired servicemen and women with the respect and dignity they deserve. Veterans have served for freedom's sake, and now they deserve the freedom to navigate with heads high and renewed confidence.


St. Joseph's Women's and Children's Hospitals

St. Joseph's Women's Hospital is widely regarded as "the place in Tampa Bay to have a baby" due to our comfortable Labor and Delivery suites, extensive childbirth education programs, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with ECMO , and a Maternal/fetal program that offers the security expectant mothers need. Other unique features that distinguish our hospital include: a separate cafeteria, Her Place Maternity Store , Lactation Support , Family Centered Delivery for cesarean births, car seat safety instruction, on-site birth certificate service and the Ladies Night Out educational series.

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is well known throughout the southeast United States as a leader in pediatric heart and Cancer care. With 80 pediatric physician specialists representing 25 medical and surgical disciplines, our board certified staff offers the care St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is known for.


A Kid's Place

A Kid's Place is a unique, state of the art, 60-bed facility for abused, neglected, or abandoned children. Our children range from newborns to kids ready to age out of the foster care system at 18. We've provided a home to over 850 children in our five years of operation and assisted over 370 families. Located on five acres in Brandon, Florida A Kid's Place has five 3,200 square foot homes on an expansive tree-lined campus that provide a safe, home-like environment in a neighborhood setting. We use a live-in house parent model which provides the children with consistent caregivers and family style living.


James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital

Activated in 1972, the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level 1 Facility. JAHVH is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. JAHVH consists of five Veterans Health Administration facilities located in Tampa, New Port Richey, Zephyrhills, Lakeland and Brooksville, serving four counties in Central Florida. It is a part of the Veterans Integrated System Network (VISN) 8 that also includes facilities in Orlando, Gainesville, Lake City, Bay Pines, West Palm Beach, Miami and Puerto Rico.


Rough Rider Office - 813-248-1898 - 601 N 19th St . - Tampa, FL 33605

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