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.
Helping Hand Happenings
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.
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 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.
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
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.