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