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  1. The Drawing Dear all, our contributors/donors names have been extracted from our data base and the personal checks we received were included as well, the single and multiple name entries were hand entered into a text (.txt) file by the amount contributed, the text file was then copy and pasted into an online Random Name Picker. As the names were drawn, they were assigned to each item provided by our sponsors in the same order as listed at the Warrior Family Project Page. I wish all who contributed could walk away with something, but I know that was not your priority, the family was at the center of all this, and I greatly appreciate that from you all. Recipients We'd like to congratulate the following recipients of the wonderful machinery and tools donated by our sponsors. Laguna 14|12 Bandsaw - @PostalTom Easy Wood Tools Parting Tool - @Masonsailor Easy Wood Tools Parting Tool - @Steve Krumanaker Woodriver Standard Block Plane with Adjustable Mouth - @Cliff Woodriver No.4 Bench Plane - Alfred Tickell Our Sponsors We also want to issue a hearty thanks to our sponsors of this annual tradition here at The Patriot Woodworker. Woodcraft Supply, Easy Wood Tools, and Laguna Tools, thank you for all your support in the past, now, and hopefully into the future. We are very appreciative of your support, we couldn't do any of this without your help. What's Next For our prize recipients, please message myself with your shipping address, so I can inform our sponsors where to ship your item. Also, within the next two weeks, we'll be doing the financial review of this project and once we get it all squared away and the numbers jive, we'll disclose the results here, and a check will be drawn for the remaining funds to be sent to the Hine family. I am thinking, and this is just an off the top of my head estimate, we brought in just under 3000.00 and we should be able to get a check out to the family in the range of 1500.00, I am sure this will help get them off to a better 2021. Remember, 100 percent of your contributions go to the family project. Thank you all once again, I am personally very proud of what you all accomplished here for the Hine Family, I know our Admins and Staff are proud of your efforts as well. You all did this, we just stood by and watched it happen, we are forever grateful for all you do Patriot Woodworker's and Guests, and so are the families we support each year.
  2. Introduction Every year The Patriot Woodworker's adopt a Wounded Warrior or Gold Star family for Christmas. We do this through a great veterans support organization named Operation Ward 57. The Patriot Woodworker's submit an application to Ward 57 to be accepted to receive our family for Christmas, and each year we are chosen to participate. And each year, our sponsors donate wonderful items for us to giveaway for this cause. We use 100 percent of your contributions to purchase gifts for the kids, and a Christmas dinner for the family and to fund related project expenses such as shipping fees for gifts. Our Mission We need your help to accumulate funds for Christmas presents for our Wounded Warrior adopted family, who has given much to our nation in physical and emotional sacrifice and much more in family sacrifice. The Wounded Warrior Family I have had the honor of communicating with Mrs. Hine and learned much about her wonderful family, her husband, the kids, and they are of course just really great folks. I could, in my own words introduce the family to you as I always do, but I thought this time I'd let Mrs. Hine's own words stand for her family, with her permission I am sharing our communications. Our Christmas Family Top Row Left to Right: Haley, Mr. Hine, Mrs. Hine, Mackenzie | Bottom Row Left to Right: Hunter and brother Hudson The Kids Haley and sister Makenzie, and brothers Hunter and Hudson. Our Guest of Honor 2nd Image: Mr. Hine right, in country on mission. | 3rd Image: Mr. Hine center right with buddies and local boy. | 4th Image: Mr. Hine far right, Marine Corp Ball. Mr. and Mrs. Hine, their younger years. Mr. Hine with daughter Haley. Mr. Hine center in country with buddies and locals. Rules Sorry, only Residents of the US and Canada may participate. Outside countries may contribute but you will not be entered into the system for receiving items due to shipping costs. If you are in an outside country, and do contribute, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. All are welcome to participate, members, forum hosts, admins and non-members. (John Morris (Founder) and family may not participate). Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for delivery of prizes, most of the time prizes are sent out immediately. You may contribute as much funding as you like to earn entries into our random draw. Your contributions will be accepted up to December 31st 12 am Pacific Time, at which time project will close and item recipients will be chosen. 4 names will be randomly drawn by Random Picker software, and items will be awarded in the order of names drawn, starting with the Laguna Bandsaw, then the Easy Wood Tools, then the Woodriver hand planes. To contribute to our Adopted Family please click on "Donate" button This year, the items our sponsors have donated can be seen in the image below, these are some great prizes folks! You can donate only 2 dollars with multiple entry bargains, and your odds of receiving a sponsored item are very high given our typical turnout. To view the entry fees, and to purchase your entries please click on the Donate button above! Item links Laguna 14|12 Bandsaw for one recipient Easy Wood Tools Parting Tool for two recipients Woodriver Standard Block Plane with Adjustable Mouth for one recipient Woodriver No.4 Bench Plane for one recipient In Closing Ok Patriot Woodworker's, it's time to muster and it's time to show everyone what we are all about! The purpose our woodworking community was created is for this reason, to help those who have served us, and paid the price. Remember this is not charity, this is not a hand out, this is payback! Thank you sponsors! We also need to thank our sponsors Woodcraft Supply, Laguna Tools, and Easy Wood Tools for their generous support and for donating those wonderful items for the raffle! For without them, we would not have a community, nor would we be able to perform the work we do. Thank you guys! Prior Years Projects Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays 2015 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays 2016 Adopt a Gold Star Family for the Holidays 2017 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays 2018 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays 2019
  3. Final Debrief Once again I'd like to thank all those who participated and all those who sent positive thoughts and prayers to this wonderful project we held, and we will hold once again this year in 10 short months. Many of you did not win any prizes, but please keep in mind, the grand prize was helping the Family to have a wonderful memorable Christmas. So we all won in that regard! Thank you to all who participated! To view our project please visit this link Operation Ward 57 Adopt a Wounded Warrior Family for the Holidays Project - 2019 You can see the total contributions by you, our supporters at Christmas Project Donation Page Total Proceeds and Expenditures Gross w/cash donations $2395.00 PayPal fees $110.62 Gifts $2221.16 Check to Family $63.22 Balance $0000.00 Fees Definitions Gross - Total contributions by you, our generous contributors including cash donations mailed directly to our home. PayPal fees - These fees are a percentage of what PayPal takes from each transaction. Gifts - The amount that was spent for the family. Check to family - The remainder of the funds in the coffers sent to the Family. Balance - Funds Remaining. Questions? If anyone has any questions at all regarding this project, and how your proceeds were used, please do not hesitate to PM me or one of our admins, or you can email me at administrator@thepatriotwoodworker.com. To the best of my ability I have shown a full disclosure in this topic, if you see any errors or accidental omissions please feel free to call us out here by replying to this topic. I am not perfect, so I may have missed something. Screen shots of the family gifts that you, our generous donors purchased the children. Each child received a gift card for $200.00 Mom and Dad each received a gift card for $200.00, mom is going to use hers for a day at the spa, and dad is an avid movie watcher, he is going to use it to go to the local theater with family a few times. The $100.00 gift card was for their family Christmas dinner. Our initial response to our family after being selected to sponsor Some Quotes from Mom of the family The below quotes are from emails we had with our adopted Family mom, we had many emails together, I could not share more than what I have as in doing so, could exposed the identity of our family. Above all during our communications, I made sure that she understood, no thanks was or is ever necessary, we are simply paying back what we owe to her family. Us Americans and much of the world, we owe our freedoms because of the man of this family who served, who answered the call, and paid the price. For those of us sitting at home and enjoying our lifestyle and freedoms to move about and perform our daily routines and rituals, make no mistake, if it wasn't for the men and women of our United States Military, our lives would change in a heartbeat, without our military, we have no protection, without protection, our shores would be over-run by those who would exploit our weakness if we did not have those who serve our nation, standing post with rifle in hand, and willing to do the un-heard of. Thank you to our adopted family. This family is still paying the price. In closing We want to thank everyone again for their participation in the 2019 Christmas project, we are very proud of how our Patriot Woodworkers, guests, and our wonderful sponsors, Easy Wood Tools, Laguna Tools, and Woodcraft Supply came to the table, and made this all happen. More surprises We had some members of The Patriot Woodworkers ship some physical items to us, to be transferred to our adopted family, I took pictures of those items, and I will post a separate topic relating to those handmade crafts, they are very special, and you'll all love them!
  4. Rob Cosman’s Purple Heart Project (PHP) in conjunction with Exotic Woods present The Wounded Warrior Hand Tool Seminar/Benefit! 100% of your workshop fees goes to the PHP to bring hand tool woodworking to wounded Vets, helping them cope.
  5. I'm a bit behind on my emails, but this one sent out by Woodcraft on June 8th recognized "all" of us here and featured our adopted family, the Thomas Akin family. Well done gang! ( @John Morris...if this needs to be moved within the forum, please do so...thanks,dz) BTW, Woodcraft has a pretty good price this month on the Rikon 8" Slow Speed Grinder too...that was brought the article to my attention. Woodcraft email Sales Circular 06-08-17 https://www.woodcraft.com/blog_entries/woodcraft-supports-patriot-woodworker-project-to-adopt-a-wounded-warrior-family-for-christmas
  6. About a month ago, I received a phone call from a fellow wondering if I could make something special for his dad. He explained that his dad was wounded in Viet Nam and is still felling the effects. He went on to explain that his dad was only in the Army for a couple of years but spent most of that time in country. His main job was a Forward Scout". (YIKES) Anyhow, to finish up the story, his dad received four Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star and attained the rank of Sgt. With learning of a brother who was a true hero in a conflict so many years ago and so far away, I advised this young man that I would be honored to make something for him. We settled on a $40 Army thing with just a little modification. The more I got to thinking about it, I couldn't justify this small gift express the gratitude of a grateful nation. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo I just finished this hero's gift today. His son took one look and started to cry. I must admit that my eyes leaked a little bit too. After hugs, he and his wife headed out to his dad's house to present it to him. Merry CHRISTmas to all. Oh, yeh, a couple of pictures of the project.
  7. From the album: The Patriot Woodworkers Challenge Coin Displays

    Tim Ross is a Wounded Warrior alumni and he also works for the Wounded Warriors Project! Not long ago we were contacted by the Wounded Warriors Project and asked if we could send out a box of displays to be distributed amongst the Wounded Warrior Staff Veterans. We proudly obliged.

    © The Patriot Woodworker

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