Cole’s Story

Cole Gordon’s tragic passing at the young age of 17 brought to light his love of community through his extensive volunteerism. Born and raised in Friendswood, Texas, he followed in his family’s footsteps giving time to worthy causes. Starting with the Lighthouse Charity Team – feeding people in need, he ventured on to FFA, raising farm animals for show, while spending endless hours helping the Friendswood Fire Department, Police and Emergency Medical Service Departments, the Rotary Club of Galveston, Galveston County Emergency Response, the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, along with many of his friends from FFA.

In the last 9 years of his life, Cole’s volunteering activities spanned 750 charitable events and touched the lives of over 500,000 people.

Cole was known throughout the community for his “Helping Hand”.
When there was a need, Cole was there.
This foundation will continue the dedication to service lived by Cole and now shared with others.

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Our Mission:

The Cole Gordon Helping Hand Foundation’s purpose is to promote outdoor activities and educate youth through agriculture / livestock, while instilling youth leadership and servitude as well as life skills for the betterment of not only the youth, but our communities we all call home.

Make your monthly donation today and become the Helping Hand.

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BREED CHAMPION

$100 / MONTH

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RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION

$250 / MONTH

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GRAND CHAMPION

$500 / MONTH

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Subscribe today! Your monthly sponsorship can be set up with the form below or by calling Scott Gordon at 713-823-5989


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Stone Cold Meat’s 4th Anniversary Party
to benefit Cole Gordon “The Helping Hand”!

Stone Cold Meats 4th anniversary party
Join us on Sunday, July 31st, 2022 at 3612 W. Main Street in League City, TX in the parking lot – help Stone Cold Meat start off their 5th year with a bang. Live music from The Big Jordan Band will start at 11am. There will be multiple food booths including sausage on a stick, steak on a stick, shredded beef tacos, Brisket burger sliders, and root beer floats. Food tickets are $5 each. Lil Buddy Food Truck will be debuting The Sleezy Mac Sausage. A portion of the proceeds from the party will go back to fund The Helping Hand which is a non-profit organization close to the Stone Family’s heart. Purchase a souvenir cup for $20 and fill up your cup with a beverage from Cool Buddy. Event parking will be at Clear Springs High School. A golf cart will transport people to and from the event.


Summer 2022 at The Helping Hand Ranch

So many great people are helping to bring to completion the Cole Gordon Helping Hand Ranch. You can keep up with the latest news on our Facebook feed: https://www.facebook.com/colegordonfoundation


Cole Gordon The Helping Hand Foundation ground breaking
Cole Gordon The Helping Hand Foundation ground breaking

Helping Hand Ranch Kids Spring 2022

Here is a snapshot of what our kids are doing everyday at the Helping Hand Ranch getting ready for their shows!!

Kids at The Helping Hand Ranch Kids at The Helping Hand Ranch Kids at The Helping Hand Ranch
Kids at The Helping Hand Ranch Kids at The Helping Hand Ranch

Great Weekend at the Cole Gordon Memorial Swine Show!

It was exactly 1 year ago today that we opened this beautiful food truck to serve at events like this and to remember, Cole. He would have Loved today!

Volunteers at Cole Gordon Memorial Swine Show
Rollin to the Cole Gordon Memorial Swine Show
Cole Gordon - our helping hands at the Cole Gordon Memorial Swine Show
Volunteers

While this is not everyone that volunteered – This group set up the CGHH trailer and served breakfast each morning and logged 421 Volunteer Hours!
Rollin’ In

Look at the Cole Gordon truck and trailer rollin’ in to the event! This is why we work to raise funds – to support students at these events
Cole Gordon Memorial Swine Show 2022
Ready for business at the Cole Gordon show
Ready for Work - Cole Gordon Volunteers
These Kids are Ready for their show
Ready for Business

This is the CGHH Trailer ready for business and it looks great! Cole would have loved it.
Working Hard

Our Volunteers make it happen! We sold more than 2100 items over the weekend and could not have done it without the help of our volunteers.
They are Ready

These students are why we work so hard!

Great Weekend at the Cole Gordon Memorial Swine Show!

It was exactly 1 year ago today that we opened this beautiful food truck to serve at events like this and to remember, Cole. He would have Loved today!


Texas Senate SRS 393

On May 12th, 2021, the Texas Senate recognized Cole’s legacy and the commemoration of The Helping Hands Ranch

Texas Senate SRS 393

On May 12th, 2021, the Texas Senate recognized Cole’s legacy and the commemoration of The Helping Hands Ranch

Helping Hand Happenings

Cole Gordon The Helping Hand Foundation ground breaking
Cole Gordon The Helping Hand Foundation ground breaking

Ground breaking for Cole Gordon’s Helping Hands Ranch

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the Cole Gordon Helping Hand Foundation celebrated its ground breaking ceremony for the future home of the Cole Gordon’s Helping Hands Ranch at 2576 Cannon Rd. in Alvin. Local dignitaries, family, friends and donors were on hand to show their support for this ranch that will help FFA students in various endeavors. A big thank you to everyone that came out to show their love for Cole as we strive to make him proud with our dreams and goals for this ranch.

Cole Gordon Help Hand Ranch Ground Breaking April 10th, 2021
Cole Gordon Help Hand Ranch Ground Breaking April 10th, 2021
Cole Gordon Help Hand Ranch Ground Breaking April 10th, 2021

Learn more about opportunities at the Cole Gordon’s Helping Hands Ranch


Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year
2019 Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce honored Cole by renaming their Citizen of the Year Award to the Cole Gordon Citizen of the Year Award. Cole and his dad, Scott, were always involved with the Chamber, helping whenever and wherever they were needed.

Friendswood Rotary - Paul Fellows Harris Award

Friendswood Rotary Club
Paul Fellows Harris Award

Cole Gordon was recognized with the Paul Fellows Harris Award from the Friendswood Rotary Club. The Paul Fellows Harris award is the highest honor given from Rotary International. Rotary’s creed is “Service Above Self”. In many conversations it has been stated that Cole “Exemplified Service Above Self” on a daily basis.

Rest Easy (Cole’s Song)

We are proud to announce announce Martin Griffin’s song – Rest Easy (Cole’s Song) – is now available to download and stream on all your favorite digital sources (itunes, Spotify, YouTube, etc.).

A very special thank you to Scott Gordon, Heather, Thurman Gordon, and the team at Edgewater Music Group for working with Martin to complete this project to share with everyone.

Here is the YouTube link for the song, but you can also find it on all favorite online music services to download & share!

Tasting Room Opening at the old Falstaff Brewery in Galveston
Tasting Room Opening at the old Falstaff Brewery in Galveston

Friends, family, and supporters attended the opening of the Tasting Room at the Falstaff Brewery in Galveston where community members made numerous donations to the foundation formed in Cole’s honor.

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Board of Directors

Scott & Heather Gordon
Founders & Cole’s Parents


Dave Parks
President
Obie Harris
Vice President
Tammi Bennet
Book Keeper
Suzie Flemming
Treasurer
Renea Turnbaugh
Secretary
Jeff Smith
Grant Administrator
Scott Gordon
Executive Director