WOW is the best way to describe how I feel right now. To date with Paige's fundraiser in Asheville, NC at Fun Depot we have a total of $4,819.97! Can I get a WooHoo! That's awesome for a foundation that is still in the start up stages. The generosity of people never ceases to amaze me and it can continue, because apparently I like to be amazed. LOL!
Seriously though, I am touched by all the people so willing to give of their money, time, encouragement, and over all support. With the state of our economy like it is right now and to still have so many people willing to give so willing to our foundation and see that it's as great a cause as we feel it is really touches my heart.
To update everyone on where we are right now... We have filed with the state of AR for our article of incorporation so that piece is complete. We currently have our accountant working on our 501 (C)-3 application and what an application it is (wheeww), but he will be able to get that done for us and once that is filed and accepted we will be able to really target key supporters that we will feel will be willing to support us. Once this happens this thing will really get wheels and take off.
I'm looking forward to coming up with our first fundraiser here in AR to raise money solely for Wings for Our Troops. This is about paying it forward for us. This foundation won't bring our Chadman back, but it will certainly give another Marine the opportunity to spend time with his loved ones before deployment and after. That's what it's all about. I still cannot imagine not having had those eleven days with Chad before he left and I truly cherish every second he was here. I never want a family to know their child went off to war and didn't come home and they didn't have those last days with them before they left. I couldn't imagine how much harder this would all be without having had that time with him.
Thank you for all who have already given and for those who will be giving in the future, thank you in advance! I truly feel like this foundation has already been blessed. I guess you could say that we must have our own guardian angel looking down on us throughout this process. Hmmmm... that's right, we do! Thank you too Chad. :)