Helping Vets Buy Christmas Gifts Part Of 'Undercover Veterans'' Mission

Dec 8, 2015

Army veteran, 27-year-old Remington Lahaye (L) and his friend, 23-year-old Joe Graham, created Undercover Veterans to help struggling vets.
Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

A 27-year-old military veteran is driving from the Florida Keys to Houston, Texas, raising money along the way to give to others who’ve struggled since leaving the military. 

Remington Lahaye, who served with the Army’s 82nd Airborne, made a stop in Jacksonville last week. He calls his fundraising campaign Undercover Veterans.

“We want to be like 'Undercover Boss.' And we want to surprise people. You know, 'Hey! We’re gonna help you!'And change their lives," Lahaye says. 

He has set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $25,000 for vets who need help paying bills or buying Christmas presents for their kids. 

Plus, he says, he‘ll put those stories on YouTube.

“So that way people can go on and actually see where their money went—how it helped them—instead of sending your money off to one of these other places and not knowing where anything goes. This way you’ll be able to go online and say, 'OK, this is who my money helped,'" he says.

Lahaye says his dream is to run Undercover Veterans as a nonprofit staffed entirely by vets.