3rd Annual Garage Sale

Have you started your spring cleaning yet?  If not, it’s time to get busy because the 3rd annual Afflicted War Heroes garage sale is upon us and WE WANT YOUR JUNK! 

Afflicted War Heroes will be collecting garage sale items to raise funds and awareness for America’s injured military troops.  Afflicted War Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

We will be collecting items for the garage sale beginning May 3rd through May 17th.  The sale will be held on May 19th in South Jordan.  You may drop off any items at the address listed below; or, if you need to schedule a pick up, please call Annie @ (801)792-7490.  All items are welcome and appreciated.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Time: 7:00am-3:00pm

Location:  10763 S. Thomas View Circle (2755 W.)  South Jordan, Utah

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The search for a Mother….

We are once again looking for a Mom to visit her son/daughter who is recovering from a service related injury for Mother’s Day. Help us find this lucky lady! Please leave a comment or send an email to admin@afflictedwarheroes.org.
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Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife

Afflicted War Heroes will have an awareness booth set up at the SFW Utah County Chapter Banquet in Orem, Utah on Friday, March 16. 2012 at 5:30pm.

Tickets are still available but going fast.  Click HERE to register.

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Liberty Tax Military Appreciation Week

February 21st through the 25th, 2012

Liberty Tax Military Appreciation Week: Free tax returns for all US Veterans and Active Duty Military at the Cottonwood Heights location.

1844 E. Ft. Union Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

Call (801)432-7014 for additional information.

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Welcome 2012

 Afflicted War Heroes would like send a special thanks to everyone who has provided support to those who serve and sacrifice to protect this great nation.  We continue to spread awareness and provide support and service to America’s injured war heroes and their families.  Afflicted War Heroes seeks to reach as many Afflicted Heroes as possible and assist these virtuous individuals during their recovery and transition as well as to boost their morale.  

2011 has been a very significant year.  From marking the 10 year anniversary of the notorious attacks on American soil on September 11, 2001, where nearly 3,000 people lost their lives, to the end of U.S. military commitment in Iraq where 30,000 Americans were wounded and approximately 4,500 paid the ultimate sacrifice; Afflicted War Heroes would like to say THANK YOU, AMERICA! We are committed to continue  spreading awareness for our Heroes and their families.  With your continued support, Afflicted War Heroes will serve America’s Heroes in every capacity possible. 

We are very excited to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda this spring where we will deliver 50 care packages bedside and meet many men and women who have been recently injured.  We hope to build relationships with some of the caregivers and families as well as provide travel accommodations to those who need it most.  To apply for travel assistance, please visit our website at www.afflictedwarheroes.org and click “application for assistance.”

Please remember the sacrifices of yesterday, pray for our Heroes today and for our country tomorrow as we move forward to 2012 with courage. Never forget our past and the honor for which our military is built on.   Countless brave men and women have sacrificed and given their lives to build this Great Nation.

To stay abreast of all Afflicted War Heroes happenings, follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/afflictedwarheroes or via twitter @afflictedheroes.

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All about Care Packages

Afflicted War Heroes is in the process of creating Care Packages for injured troops.  They will be delivered to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda in Spring 2012.  However, we are still in need of several items.  If you are able to donate any of the following items in a quantity of 50 please let us know.

–  toothbrush

–  toothpaste

–  shampoo

–  body wash

–  deodorant

–  razors

– treats/snacks

–  socks (new, in package)

–  underwear (new, in package)

–  books/magazines

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Extreme Makeover Seeks Military Families

The producers of the highly successful ABC show “Extreme Makeover” are looking for military families, caregivers, or parents, with homes that need major alterations or repair.

If interested please read email below for complete details on how to apply.

‘Extreme Makeover’ Seeks Military Families by Elaine Sanchez, Family Matters Blog, American Forces Press Service, U.S. Department of Defense.

Several months ago, the producers of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” asked me to spread the news about their search for people involved in the military to feature on the show’s upcoming season. They got a huge response and selected an exceptional Navy veteran for a home makeover. A few months ago, I traveled to Fayetteville, N.C., to watch hundreds of volunteers build Barbara Marshall a new 5,000-square-foot home. The three-story home, dubbed the Jubilee House, serves as a shelter and resource center for homeless female veterans. This episode — which also features a special visit by First Lady Michelle Obama -– will kick off the show’s ninth season Sept. 25. With that episode ready to air, the show’s producers once again are seeking people involved with the military to feature in upcoming episodes. The producers are looking for people with “amazing strength of character and who put their own needs aside to help others,” they said in a news release. “Whether it’s a soldier, a mom, a teacher or a fireman, we think deserving families are families who inspire those around them.” Additionally, the show’s producers are seeking families whose houses need major alterations or repair – “homes that present serious problems for the family and affect the family’s quality of life.” To be eligible, families must own their single-family home and be able to demonstrate how a makeover will make a difference in their lives. Rather than apply through the normal channels, interested military families or people who wish to nominate a military family can email a short description of the family’s story directly to Jackie Topacio, casting producer, at jax@emhe.tv. Jackie told me she wants to make sure she personally reads every story submitted.

Please don’t wait to apply; the deadline for nominations is Sept. 29.

The email should include the names and ages of household members, a description of the family’s challenges, an explanation of why the family is deserving of a makeover or is a positive role model in the community, photos of the family and their home, and contact numbers. For more information on the application process, visit ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” website.

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Golf Fundraiser: Monday, September 12th

Sunday will mark the 10 year anniversary of the notorious attacks on American soil September 11, 2001 and the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives. Many valiant people emerged during these infamous hours, heroically giving their lives trying to save others. This dark tragedy changed America forever. September 11th is now recognized throughout America as Patriot Day.      

In honor and remembrance of the remarkable heroes that day and the remarkable heroes who have and are currently serving this great nation, Afflicted War Heroes would like to invite all to our Patriot Day Golf event on Monday, September 12, 2011.  We will observe a moment of silence at 8:46a.m. –the time of the first plane crash into one of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. 

The event will be held at the flag lined Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, Utah.  Play 9 holes with a cart for $13.20.  There will be a driving range contest, a putting green contest, a par 3 challenge and prizes.  All proceeds will benefit Afflicted War Heroes.  Call 801-434-GOLF to reserve your tee time. 
Location:  Sleepy Ridge Golf Course:  730 Sleepy Ridge Drive, Orem, Utah

Date: September 12, 2011

Time:  All Day

Cost:  $13.20 includes 9 holes and a cart

Details: There will be a driving range contest, a putting green contest, and a par 3 challenge. All donations will go to Afflicted War Heroes.

Call (801)434-GOLF for a tee time.

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Assistance with Travel Accomodations now Availabe to Injured Troops and Their Families

Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) has generously donated $4000 to Afflicted War Heroes for use with travel accomodations for injured heroes and their families.  If you are in need of travel assistance to visit your hero during recovery, please email admin@afflictedwarheroes.org for an application.   

Please Read this article for more.  Thank you DVNF! 

Invisible Fence of Salt Lake is looking for a local injured veteran to donate an invisible fence to (Min $1300 value) in order to make their life easier.  If you are a veteran living in the Salt Lake area that was injured and are in need of an invisible fence to contain your dog(s), please email your contact information, a brief bio of yourself and the reasons an invisible fence will make your life easier to admin@afflictedwarheroes.org.

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Got Ragnar???

Afflicted War Heroes has not one, but two teams running in the Wasatch Back this year.  Our goal is to raise awareness for our cause while running 188 miles over night!  Stay tuned on our facebook page for live updates on all Ragnar happenings!  All 24 runners will be at the finish line around 2:30 on Saturday with our Afflicted War Heroes Gear!

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