We have our next fundraiser for Wings for Our Troops “in loving memory of CPL Chad S Wade”. You may remember last year Chad’s buddies from school held a chicken cook in Rogers, AR for the Wounded Warrior Project “in loving memory of CPL Chad S Wade” and it was a huge success. This year we are having two (2) separate fundraisers and this one on June 16th will be just for Wings for Our Troops. There will be a second fundraiser for the WWP.
If you are in the area you should come purchase some chicken prepared by Whitey and his crew in downtown Rogers in front of the Harps. It’s great chicken for a great cause! Every dime we raise goes directly to sending a Marine home before and/or after deployment to spend time with his family. So many people are completely unaware that these young men and women have to pay to get home on these leaves out of their own pockets and contrary to what most people might think, these men and women make a very modest salary. My husband and I were among those that just didn’t know until Chad enlisted. Fortunately for Chad he had a set of parents that were fortunate enough to help him get home, or we used “buddy passes” through my daddy’s retirement with the airline, and we even had a boss of one of my sisters to donate miles to get him home once. Not everyone is as fortunate as we were and his pre-deployment leave before Afghanistan was the best visit we had ever had with HIM! I am so grateful every single day that we had those 11 days with him that words truly cannot express. That was the last time I would see my son alive. I don’t want any parent to miss the chance to spend precious time with their child due to finances.
Let us all do our part to pay it forward and send them home!