Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Boarding into April Showers

That has to be one of the worse titles anyone could possibly come up with but hey, I am just another bozzo on this here bus.  Spring is here and I feel like I have bounced around New England on a whirlwind run.  I have been in every New England State at least once over the past 2 weeks.  Most (that would be minus Vermont) I have been in and through at least 2 or three times.

The good news is that I can slow the speedometer down and rest the rubber and road a bit to focus on some very important topics and events coming up soon.  Yes why not keep the bad puns flowing by Annapolis Annual 5K.  Hard to believe it's been a year already since we were down there last.  It surely doesn't seem warm enough yet.  Last year this Fundraiser was able to raise over $65,000 but rumor (and I know it has to be a rumor because people would never let a chance to help VetDogs go by without supporting them) that donations are coming in much slower then previous years.

So it's time to get out and get involved.  I know not everyone is able to put their time into getting involved in whatever way you can.  Here is a little snippet from one of the very active people working on getting this event running.

Okay! All the virtual teams have to do is register on the page and choose the "virtual participation" option. They will get a t-shirt mailed to their homes. They can form teams - there is a group of women in Georgia called the "Strong Stroller Moms" who walk together with their kids every day - they have registered. And they can raise money just like anyone else.

There are so many groups out there that I can think of that I know would make great teams now is the time to get them going.  If you have any questions feel free to give me a call I will do what I can to help get you moving in the right direction.  Of course if a single donation is more your speed I recommend going to Lisa's 5K team and making a donation through there.  I know that all the money goes to the same place but when there are volunteers out there that put their time and effort into making an event into a success I personally love to see that event over achieve.  So please pass the word jump on the bandwagon and let's help this fundraiser be one of the most successful run.  OK last bad pun!

 As always here is the info on the fundraising page for VetDogs Attention: I have a Personal Fundraising Page for VetDogs Now! Please follow this link and make a donation to help another veteran like me get a service dog 

Next topic that needs to be addressed is a small issue but one that has been going on for a longtime.  The camper wrap, this project has had it turns and was almost done with the first camper then came to a halt when my body gave out required me to change vehicles.  I now have the "dream machine" and have tweaked the plans from the full wrap to a less in your face version because of cost and size.  The new design is going to be much more affordable and hopefully easier to get done.  I have an email off to the sign company as of yesterday but if anyone out there knows someone that is willing to do a partial wrap for less please contact me ASAP!

As you can tell by the Artist rendition here I am actually leaving room for some sponsor info if I have to go that route.  At this point I am willing to look at almost any possibility to get it done as quick as I can.  The keys I want to make sure I have up on the camper will be the Link which by the way is now over 10k without having ever been on the camper!  I also will have a link to this blog along with the VetDogs Logo for obvious reasons.  I will be leaving the Information about the Truck Camper Warehouse because of everything they have done for me in getting this camper going and everything they continue to do. These guys are great and I can not say enough about their commitment to helping our nations Veterans. 

 As always here is the info on the fundraising page for VetDogs Attention: I have a Personal Fundraising Page for VetDogs Now! Please follow this link and make a donation to help another veteran like me get a service dog 

Some quick house Keeping issues for Veterans with Service Dogs, it is that time of year to have your dog checked for vision issues.  It is a free service that has been done yearly the past few years and is happening again this year.  Check out for more information.  It is a time sensitive program so hurry up don't put this one on the back burner.

For those Veterans using the VA who are classified as 100% and fall into the category of not completely informed (all of us) I ran into a person this past weekend who told me about a program I knew nothing about.  I do not see a fit for me but for those that do qualify or need a special van please check this out. Contact for more information on how to take advantage of some of the hidden VA benefits.

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