- We are a registered Non-Profit in the State of Alabama. Our Federal EIN is 86-3840834. All Donations are Tax Deductible. Copies of our Certificate of Formation or IRS form SS-4 are available upon request.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
- We are located on 25520 Austin Road in Daphne, AL, in the Belforest Area. We also have a new location coming in November of 2021 in Robertsdale at, 23013 South Grissom Drive, 36567.
- For the Daphne location, there is a large building at the back of the property that has been converted into a Metal Working Studio. "Southern Oak Expressions" may appear when you Google the address, which was the name of a previous business years ago.
- The purpose of the Non-Profit, Forging A Difference, is serve those who serve through COMRADERY. CONNECTION & COMMUNITY.
- COMRADERY - In 2022, there are plans to begin hosting classes as well as eventually open shop nights. Our time will begin with a meal and opportunities to develop relationships with one another. Then finish using Blacksmithing and Knife Making classes as a way to continue to develop these relationships.
- CONNECTION - Our goal is to also develop strategic relationships with other local Veteran Organizations. Our hope is to use these connections to create an informal network to match those with various needs with other Veteran focused organizations that can help meet those needs.
- COMMUNITY - Our goal is to help those who desire to use Blacksmithing and/or Knifemaking as a way to serve the community. Serving the community may be through the creation of a fulltime or part-time business, community demonstrations, mentoring others or by creating friendships and encouraging one another who share a common bond of selflessly serving.