Halo for Freedom Warrior Event
Feb. 4th, 2014
Where? Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
When? March 7-8th 2014
HALO for Freedom Warrior Foundation was started to show that physically challenged people can still work and excel in today’s society and military. The foundation emphasizes that “amputee” and “useless” are not synonymous. The organization provides support for wounded warriors as they face the many challenges they encounter during the rehabilitation, reintegration, and healing process. Based on a simple idea, the first Wounded Warrior Hog Hunt was held in the fall of 2007 with 10 wounded warriors and 70 volunteers. Dana hit the rural streets to find a place to have the hunt, and several people stepped up and provided the venue. Dana Bowman was able to secure $7500.00 in donations to accomplish the task. Dana and Ken Tucker started cutting metal and welding up several stands that would be used by the warriors to hunt hogs and coyotes. Several dog teams from West Texas joined us, along with a chuck wagon chef. The pre hunt get together was held in Dana’s living room and the following morning the teams set out before sunrise. In the end 4 hogs were harvested and the Warriors, staff and volunteers parted ways as friends. Back in 2007 we were just a humble group of caring people that wanted to give back to the Veterans that had been injured fighting for us. We always felt we could do more.
What they do:
The Weekend to Remember was the last event that we put together. After many long months of preparation and knocking on doors (so to speak), Feb 28th arrived and so did the beginning of this event. 32 wounded warriors were brought together from across the country to enjoy a weekend of driving NASCARs, Indy 2000 and anti terrorist Cars, Tandem jumping into Texas Motor Speedway, riding in helicopters, competing in a three gun shoot and the weekend was capped off with a Gala and auction co-sponsored by Ride 2 Recovery and held at the Frontiers of Flight museum. When you look at the photos and videos of this event you will agree that a picture is truly worth a thousand words.
They will be Hog Hunting this year too!
What you can do to help!
Invest in the healing and recovery of our service men and women by getting involved in our organization as a sponsor, donor, or volunteer. The time or money you donate will have a lasting positive effect on the lives of our disabled veterans. Help us lift their spirits and let them know that their sacrifices will not be forgotten. Help donate with Jacqueline Carrizosa with guns, gear, money, or anything to make this event amazing for our American Heroes! E-mail me if you would like to set up a donation! Jacqueline.email@example.com
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