This Friday, I will be mailing a check to Wounded Warrior Project. Thanks to several of the runners on Sunday who chipped in, along with my contribution, I have collected $200. While this may not sound like a lot, it's just a start. In addition, $200 is enough to purchase two Wounded Warrior Backpacks ($99 each). These backpacks are filled with small items which are given to Wounded Warriors while they are in the hospital undergoing treatment and care. The items include playing cards, a CD player, clothing, toiletries, a calling card, etc.; comfort items which can make a difficult time a little easier and help boost morale. A smaller version is also sent directly to Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate comfort during a Warriors relocation to the U.S. military trauma center. We are off to a good start and I have several ideas and events planned to help raise awareness and donations for WWP.
If you were unable to attend Sunday's trail run and would like to donate, it's not too late! Just click on the WWP image below. This link takes you to my donation page where you can make your contribution online via a secure web site. You can print your receipt when you make your donation and use this if you would like to note your donation for tax purposes. I've established a lofty goal of raising $10,000, yet I am confident we can reach this mark in the upcoming months, or years. And, as you may know, I like to set my personal goals a little high : )
Thank you for your consideration.
Please note that in 2008, nearly 90 cents of each dollar donated to the WWP went directly to the wounded soldiers and this will continue to improve each year. Know that your dollars will truly make a difference!