On July 29, 2016, the Otho Morgan American Legion post partnered with Mike Castleberry to host a Helping Hands Jam. The Jam had multiple bands, an auction and raffles to raise money for Guillermo Rivas, who joined the Army National Guard in September 1986, and later joined the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1993. During his 26-year military career, Rivas served various roles, including machine gunner, rifle team leader and military instructor. Rivas served on a number of deployments, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Desert Shield and Storm in Kuwait. In 2005, Rivas suffered his first serious injury when he fell into a hole during a night patrol and twisted his lower back. In 2009, he sustained another back injury while jumping off a Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV). Rivas has had several back surgeries over the years and also suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), knee and shoulder injuries, tinnitus and headaches.
The Jam raised $1,085.50; all proceeds will go to the Rivas family.