Saturday - We set up the table at the morning drivers meeting and got the word out. We then went to wheel and Nathans Cherokee was broke. He stayed behind and worked on that for the rest of the day. We went and rode Camp 8 in the morning with John Patterson riding shotgun.
Then we proceeded to head up to Pinnacle. At the bottom of Pinnacle my rig overheated and needed some TLC to get her motivated to take the long trip to the top. At the top we were able show John Patterson the view and take some pictures. Coming back down from Pinnacle I ran out of gas. After an hour the guys were able to bring me some and then we diagnosed I had an ignition issue. We called it a day and I went and set the merchandise tent up and the rig on the Race Ramps.
That night at the bonfire we raised another $100 donation! John Patterson also got to climb the Rock Pile in MadMatz new Rock Buggy which was pretty awesome! All in all it was a great weekend! We raised a total of around $2400. That's a record for the books and will definitely help get more wounded veterans out on the trails with us!”
We also want to thank our volunteers Michael Meade and Eric Nault; both are active duty security forces out of Andrews Air Force Base. They were a great help! After a quick recovery we’ll be ready to hit up our next event at the PA All Breeds Jeep Show!
PA All Breeds Jeep show was a blast. It was fun driving in the rain up to one of Pennsylvania's premier summer Jeep expos in York PA. We had a late night preparing for a early morning arrival to smiling faces and Jeepers from all over New England. Many vendors were present and Nate was able to reach out during breaks to spread our word. We collected $151 in donations with 4W2Hs new donation box. We also raised over $1100 in merchandise sales. Customers raved about our bracelets and due to limited sizes we may have sold twice as many. So many people came to visit our tent even in the rain! Many praised our mission and because John Patterson (A new Country Boy Crawler and wounded veteran) was in attendance they were able to thank him for his service. Many strides were made with Rausch Creek's owners and other business owners. We even paid a visit to John Hunt from Big Dogs Offroad (A strong 4W2H supporter). In less than 7 hours with help from Adam Ramos, Brady Belote, and John Patterson we raised almost $1300 in total contributions. That's amazing! Thank you to everyone that came out to say hello hopefully we'll see you on the trails!
Another event has come and gone and we have made huge steps with 4 Wheel to Heal. We were able to bring 3 Wounded Warriors out this last trip and it was one for the books! We arrived friday morning and got set up! It was a little rainy going down to the Cove but then the weather cleared right up and the weather was perfect! Hear are a few pics before the Warriors arrived.
The guys all arrived around the same time and we had a chance to play around before heading out for a night run that night. Here is a pic of John playing around on the RTI ramp in his Raptor. We didn't get any pics from the night run but it was definately a good time!
I am a soldier currently stationed at fort belvoir along with many other injured soldiers at the warrior transition battalion.
I myself am recovering from broken bones and ligaments in my foot and ankle and back problems from an IED blast.
I would love to put you in contact with the lady who runs the activities department hereHopefully then you can keep her informed of upcoming events if you dont know her already. Of course I'd LOVE to get out for some wheeling myself!!
Spc Erik Godfrey
Also feel free to shoot me a pm if you want her contact info or any of my info.
So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more
Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.