Greetings from Colorful Colorado.
On October 23rd, Run For The Wall in partnership with Operation Family Fund, will participate in the first of several ceremonies through which our recent contribution to Homes For Our Troops will come to fruition.
Our first recipient will be Marine L/Cpl Kevin Honaker. His home will be built in Sparta, Tennessee. The first event in this process will be the Community Kickoff. Since Run For The Wall and Operation Family Fund will have significant roles in this event, we would like to have a strong RFTW presence. To that end, Ron “Sky” King, our Director of Risk Management, is taking the lead in coordinating our participation. Here is a tentative schedule of events… we will have more information as it becomes available:
- We will gather on Friday, Oct. 22nd, in Cookeville, TN for a meal to be paid by the attendee(s), and fellowship. Cost to be determined, but should be in the +/- $15.00 range.
- Hotels will be in Cookeville. Information for making reservations will be posted separately.
- We will need a headcount for the meal and money to be paid NLT Friday, 10/15/21. Once we determine the final cost of the meal, payment will be made to our Treasurer, Jenny “Lady Jen” Ward. She will provide information on the process.
- We will ride as a group from Cookeville to Sparta on Saturday, Oct. 23rd, for the Community Kickoff presentation.
This our 2021 mission at work, helping to provide homes specially built and adapted to the needs of severely wounded current conflict veterans. When we speak of “promoting healing among ALL veterans, and their families and friends,” this is it! I hope to see a huge RFTW turnout. See you there!
Dave “Papa Smurf” Klemme
President, RFTW Board of Directors
“Freedom Isn’t Free”