Post Approved by Mark LaRue
Dear friends of mine, Maj. Rex Vehrs and SGT Steve Merritt have been working with the LBJ Ranch to host its first Wounded Warrior Hunt 15-17 November 2013, to honor five American Heroes that were wounded in the Service of their Country and one young man, who lost his father to an IED Blast in Afghanistan.
Lyndon Nugent and his Team have graciously offered the Ranch and its facilities to welcome and host these fine Americans and show them some wonderful Johnson City/Fredricksburg hospitality.
They are humbly asking for support from the community to help honor these Warriors and welcome them back home in a fine Central Texas fashion. We are hoping to show appreciation and offer a peaceful respite for these Servants.
We are proud of our Warriors and appreciative of their sacrifices, please help us show them our deep gratitude. Thank you!
What I am going to do is take donations myself, and I will buy a Wal-Mart e-gift card and send it to Rex. They will use it to purchase food and drinks for the event and some other odds and ends, like coolers to send processed meat home with the wounded warriors.
If you would like to make a donation, I have emptied my paypal account so that you can send money there. On November 1st I will close this thread and all donations made after midnight of October 31st will be refunded. Once the donation period is closed I will purchase the gift card and send it to Rex.
Rex will provide a purchase receipt from Wal-Mart so that we can see where our money was spent. He wants to keep complete transparency on this deal and I agree.
So, if you would like to donate you may GIFT
money via paypal to DONATION PERIOD ENDED
. Include your REAL NAME and USERNAME in the comments section
and I will make an AAR thread once the hunt is over. In the next few days I will be posting some of the bio's of the soldiers participating in this hunt...
Thanks in advance,
Your donations will go toward the following:
Catering for 6 meals, x25 people per meal
Meat Processing for the Warriors
Taxidermy (as requested)
Hunting Rifle / Ammo (Remington Model 770 Bolt Action Rifle .270 Winchester 22" Barrel 4 Rounds 3-9x40mm Riflescope Realtree All Purpose Camo Synthetic Stock Stainless Steel Barrel or similar within budget) and ammunition for the hunt) - IF WE GET ENOUGH MONEY OR A DONATION IN KIND, THESE RIFLES WILL BE PRESENTED TO EACH OF THE WARRIORS AS A TAKE HOME MEMENTO OF THE HUNT
Keepsake shirts and Hats - Embroidered or screen print with the LBJ Warrior Hunt Logo (TBD)
ANY COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION WISHING TO DONATE IN KIND (PRODUCTS OR SERVICES) WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A GIFT IN KIND RECEIPT FROM HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS FOR TAX PURPOSES.