One person, two passions: Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation|Evelyn’s Pies
Dr. Lewis is retired navy family physician with 25 years of active duty service. During her years of active service and since retirement, her passion and dedication regarding the quality of health and healthcare of the men, women and families who defend our freedom has never wavered. Because private health care and supportive services providers aren’t always aware of their patients’ military affiliation, the multiple generations of service, veterans and their families may receive insufficient treatment for PTSD, TBI, and other illnesses and injuries.
Her in-depth knowledge of military and veteran health needs resulted in the co-creation of Warrior Centric Healthcare Training (WCHT) curriculum for physicians, allied healthcare professionals and support services personnel to bridge the gap. In addition, the Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation (WCHF), a non-profit, was created to expand the same level of quality awareness, education and training regarding complex health, healthcare and reintegration issues for veterans to the families and communities.
For over 30 years, Evelyn’s Ultimate Pecan Pies continue to be in high demand and made famous by family, friends, and special occasions. After a challenge by her girlfriends she launched Evelyn’s Ultimate Pecan Pies & More, a service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB), in late 2008. Her pie recipes use only premium ingredients – farm fresh eggs, delicious hand selected meaty pecans, grade AA butter, premium chocolates, first-rate flavoring. However, that incredible taste that makes your tastebuds dance is due to the combination of ingredients in her famous “secret flavor pak”. Her exquisite pies are created to exceed the highest of expectations and the company has become to “go to” source for traditional and flavored Southern Style Pecan Pies, sweet potato, and sweet potato pecan pies now enjoyed around the world. From small businesses to large corporations or any segment in between EUPPs pies are available for gifts, catered events, and personal consumption.
In late 2015, the “one person, two passions” concept found it’s home. EUPPs and the WCHF joined forces and committed to supporting and improving the quality of services provided to our service members, veterans and their families. Through this project, 20% of the proceeds from all VET PIE PAKs sold will be donated to the Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation. Five percent of proceeds from all other EUPP products sold will also be donated to the Foundation. Pledge your support by placing your orders and together let’s make this a victory for our veterans, service members, family members and communities…. Let’s keep America safe and strong.
OUR TEAM AND PROJECT GOALS
We’re a small passionate group of service members, veterans or strongly tied to them and their families. We aim to warm your hearts when you think of indulging and make you smile and break into a “happy dance” when you eat our pies. We’re into everything about baking and have a number of creations and flavors in the pipeline. In 2016, the goal for Evelyn’s Ultimate Pecan Pies & More is to grow our partnership with the Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation and expand the project by increasing our product offerings and production capabilities. This expansion includes securing a larger facility and more equipment.