Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Exciting activities taking place!
I could not be more excited about this foundation. Things are moving along so well. We have had a company called TekTrendz donate the web design and hosting for our website! I've been working with Rob on this project and he has been amazing to work with. He has done an amazing job and as soon as it is a live website I will get it out to you. We've also gotten our bank account set up at Arvest bank so we can officially take donations. Right now they can send donations to me in the name of "Wings for Our Troops" and I will get it all to the bank. Once our website it live donations can be there by clicking our "donate" button. We now have at least 3 (potentially a 4th) businesses wanting to donate proceeds from products they sell to our foundation. The latest one is Cody Bradley's Christian Rock band "Take it Back". They have a t-shirt they will donate proceeds from to us as well as additional band financial support. They travel all over the country doing concerts so the opportunities are limitless. He has a band member that is a Vet so this appears to be very close to their hearts for that reason, but also, Cody went to school and played baseball with Chad and during this time in their lives they were best friends. Thank you Cody and the band for this amazing support. My heart is just overflowing with appreciation and just overwhelmed with the outpouring of support we are receiving. You can find Cody's band on Face Book and Myspace right now so I would encourage you to search for their band and check it out! The 2/1 Unit has returned from Afghanistan safe and sound. The last of them arrived this past Saturday and I couldn't be more thrilled to know they are all finally back home and safe. Now all I need is my hug from them and that will come next week! Thank you again for all of you that have prayed, encouraged, written, and sent care packages to my bonus boys and the 2/1 Marines! I know they appreciate it more than their words will ever be able to express. They still have much to do to re acclimate back to the wonderful U.S.A. so please continue to lift them up as their hearts and minds heal from the loss of their brother in arms and their close friend and as they reconnect with their families. They are an amazing group of young men and I love them every one. Thank you boys for your service, sacrifice, and for loving my son and my family like you do! This is honor of each of you along side the memory of Chad!