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Old 01-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Wheelers for the Wounded

Hey all,

My local Jeep club, Mid South Jeeps is involved with an amazing charitable project benefiting wounded war vets. Basically it is wheelers like you banding together and taking wounded veterans out to ORV parks.

It is called Wheelers for the Wounded and was founded by an Iraq war vet and he needs all our help.

Here is a brief synopsis from his website:

Wheelers for the Wounded (WFTW) is an organization with the mission of providing a weekend of off-roading and camping to our country's wounded military members all over the United States. This will provide them with much deserved fun and excitement as they traverse the most extreme terrain our great country has to offer in a variety of the best off-road capable vehicles ever built.
On the weekend of April 4-5, 2009, the WFTW program will begin in Florida. From there, the founder will travel around the country attending other WFTW events. Along the way, members of off-road clubs all across the United States will host over 20 special events for the brave men and women and accompany them on the trails in their area. Riding with the groups will give the wounded service members an opportunity to ride along in a variety of modified off-road vehicles which will surely bring smiles to the faces of our esteemed passengers. At nightfall, they will camp out in the most beautiful parks and forests in the country. This will continue until the last weekend of September 2009.

To increase the sensation that an open-air vehicle provides, a brand new 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has been purchased. The doors will be removed, which will benefit those who have lost partial eyesight and/or hearing, a common result of I.E.D., E.F.P., rocket and mortar attacks.

This is not a political website in support of one party or another, or in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan or against them. The only support here is for the American men and women in uniform.


He is also raffling off the JK mentioned above at the end of the events for $25 a ticket. Here is a pic

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Please visit Wheelers for the Wounded and help a great cause.

Thank you.

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Old 01-10-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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This is a good cause that needs more views. I'll move this to General Discussion and stick it for a couple of weeks.

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Old 01-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Here is a link for a more detailed description of the JK being raffled.

$75,000 Jeep and Trailer Raffle for Wheelers for the Wounded.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:59 PM   #5
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Memphis? How do we get involved? I checked the forum but only found last year's schedule. Will new ones be posted soon?

Wonderful cause.
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Memphis? How do we get involved? I checked the forum but only found last year's schedule. Will new ones be posted soon?

Wonderful cause.
The best source of info is the WFTW website. The entire event schedule is listed there. The sponsor for the event in California event will be held at Big Bear on June 6 - 7. The host club contact info is below

Host: Hummer X Club
Contact: Seth at socal2@hummerxclub.com


Or the WFTW forum at Wheelers for the Wounded - Index
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As a military man, I think that this is an awesome thing to do for those that get injured while fighting for our freedoms. I want to check out the site for Colorado. We get a lot of wounded that are from Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
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I contacted these guys and the group that is doing the run in Tucson and none of them ever responded to me. This is a great cause, but I hope their organizational skills improve.
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the individual events are hosted by local clubs, therefore those events will be as good or bad as the local host allows.
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I contacted these guys and the group that is doing the run in Tucson and none of them ever responded to me. This is a great cause, but I hope their organizational skills improve.

Please don't give up on them. From what little I know, this is a massive undertaking. Hit the local guys up again. I saw that they had a phone number posted on their website, give em a call. I am sure they would appreciate any help you could offer.
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Found this WFTW promo video. The guy in it is Jason, the vet who started this.

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Southern California, WFTW needs a host for their event in May. If they don't find one it'll be canceled. Don't let that happen. If you know of a club that might be able to host, please pass this fantastic cause on to them.
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I posted this at the Cal 4 Wheel forum. Hopefully someone will see it over there.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:26 PM   #14
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IMPORTANT NEWS!!!!!!

Due to legal snafu with holding a raffle in some states, the raffle for the Jeep has been CANCELED. If you have already bought tickets you should recieve a full refund soon. Jason, the program's founder is looking into finding a legal way to do this. I'll post updates as I find out.
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Id participate but I live in Minnesota so i'm a ways a way
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If anyone is interested. I recently was at a locel Cracker Barrel restraunt and they are also doing something called "The Wounded Warrior Project" where they are trying to raise money for the wounded service men and women. They are selling T-Shirts, Hats and A Montgomery Gentry CD where a portion of the proceeds (not sure the percent though) goes to the fund. I got one of the CD's and a Hat to try to do my part. So in your travels to the scheduled events try to pull double duty and help support the cause. From what I understand there is an RV (or RV's) traveling the country visiting a lot of the Cracker Barrels in the country with some of the Wounded Warriors, so it sound pretty cool. Just a thought.


(I am in no way affiliated with Cracker Barrel, just thought it was a cool thing they were doing)
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Central Florida WFTW charity Show & Shine

This is posted up in the Florida area and wanted to get our local event as much attention as possible.

Please come out and support our wounded vets!

WFTW Charity Jeep Show/Swap Meet, June 13th

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