Sunday, February 22, 2009

Motorcycle Ride For Wounded Warrior Project

Here I go again. I've contacted the Wounded Warrior Project for more information on doing a fundraiser for them. My plan so far, do an article up for the local magazine that my Way of the Wind article is already coming out in. The first article will be to make people aware of the WWP and what it does for our wounded soldiers. Then after that I'm hoping to have a weekend/overnight ride with donations being accepted for the WWP backpacks that are given to the wounded warriors undergoing treatment. You see, after a soldier is wounded all of their belongings are taken and while in the hospitals many do not have any articles of clothing, toiletries or any personal items. The packs contain items for these soldiers during their initial hospital stays, which it could be some, time before they can get just the simplest of items for their personal comfort.
My followup article would be how the ride went and what was raised complete with pictures and such of the ride and people attending. The packs are $99 a piece so to make it easier on people to donate, a 4-to-1 ride concept is in my thinking. This way a group of four could pool and make a $25 donation each to cover just one pack. Thirty two riders would be able to raise enough for eight packs and for these soldiers, that's a small price for us to help them out.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.


Ann said...

That sounds awesome. It seems a lot of folks forget about these soldiers after they come home. Glad to see you haven't.

WooleyBugger said...

Hello Ann,

We need to be able to help them and not forget as they have all been putting their lives on the line for us. I shudder to think how it would be here now if they were not doing what they do. No matter how people look at the war, we do owe these soldiers their dignity and our thanks. I'm not planning a huge ride as before as they are to much. I have not given up on the Dream Ride either, but this one is for a great cause for the soldiers we so often forget.

KT Did said...

They are the reason we ride free in this great country of ours. You are a great soul and I hope to contribute to this.
On this day, however, I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday. Each birthday is to be celebrated! Our soldiers would agree, I am sure. So I wish this day another wonderful year ahead:)

WooleyBugger said...

They emailed me some information and gave me my contact name. Now I have to read through all of this.