Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wounded Warriors

Dear Friends and Fellow Americans,




Last week we received a phone call from the Military Order of Purple Heart requesting assistance in their effort to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Christmas Leave Fund. This fund was set up to assist wounded Marines stationed at the Camp Lejeune Wounded Warrior Barracks. These Marines have suffered greatly, some with debilitating injuries such as loss of limbs, etc. When asked "What do you want for Christmas?", many of these wounded Marines replied that they wanted to spend Christmas with their families. Quite a few of these brave men and women cannot afford the cost of travel, therefore, the MOPH-Wounded Warrior Leave program was established. We had a fund raiser for this event several years ago. You can read about it by going to this link http://www.wwclp.org/news.shtml



This project buys airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, bus tickets, whatever is necessary to get these wounded Marines together with their families and grant them their Christmas wish! This program has no overhead. All funds raised go for travel. If the wounded Marines are not able to travel due to injuries we will bring their loved ones to Camp Lejeune.



Please join us Tuesday, December 8th from 5:30-8 PM for a fundraiser at New Bern Golf and Country Club where our guests of honor will be several of these wounded Marines.There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Bring a check payable to "MOPH-Wounded Warrior Leave".

Our donation goal is $25 per person or more for attendees. Even if you can only stay a short while, please come by and meet these brave Marines and let them know we appreciate the sacrifice they have made!



If you have other obligations but are still willing to help with any amount of donation, please mail a check ASAP, payable to

MOPH-Wounded Warrior Leave. Send to Steve Tyson, 820 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560



We recognize this is short notice, but there is a deadline of December 8th in order to have the time to utilize the money raised. The limited time-frame is why we are attempting to contact as many people as we can by email. If you know someone that would be interested in attending and/or donating to this worthy cause, please pass this email on. It is important that you send this email on to all your email contacts. We hope it will travel around the entire country. Blog it, Facebook it, Tweet it, but keep it moving.



DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND 100% OF THE MONEY RAISED WILL BE SPENT TO UNITE THESE WOUNDED Marines WITH THEIR FAMILIES FOR CHRISTMAS!



If you can attend Please RSVP by email as soon as you can to stevetyson@ncmove.com or call 252-633-5720.



Thank you for your support,



Steve Tyson Craven County Commissioner Tom Braaten Major General(retired) USMC
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