We want to publicly thank everyone that donated during the Disneyland giveaway.
We raised $585 in total and gave away 4 1-day Park Hopper passes to Disneyland in California.
Thank you again for helping us “Change a life with every flight!”
1 day only!!!!
Amazon will contribute 5% of every purchase made through the Amazon Smile service. The normal 0.5% that nonprofits receive is being amplified to a whopping 5% so if you were planning on shopping through Amazon, today is the day!!!!
|Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Angels Wings Transport. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4874470.|
Today was an exciting day for me. After a long day at work I checked the mail and what should I find but 4 Park Hopper tickets from Disneyland! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. While I didn’t expect them for at least 2 weeks, I couldn’t help but wonder how people would feel about entering a contest to win a prize that they couldn’t see with their own eyes.
Sure, there are people that would put their faith in us to deliver the goods that we promised but I was beginning to worry about stretching the limits of trust that our supporters have in us.
I also worried about what would happen if the tickets were lost in the mail or didn’t make it by our requested date….
Disney had very specific answers and procedures to follow so I wasn’t too worried about being able to produce the promised prize on time but you never know.
Well, we don’t need to worry anymore as Disney has delivered as promised so we can begin our contest on 1 Feb 2017 as scheduled.
Starting on 1 Feb 2017 we will be tracking donations and registering entries based on the donation amount. More information and details will be provided on the 1st so stay tuned!
Donate at the lonk below and automatically be entered to win!!!
Today is the anniversary of this young man’s death. He was a flyer with both American and British citizenship that went to fight for his mother’s home country. He was killed in a simple accident but not before composing a beautiful piece of poetry that is loved by aviators everywhere.
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”
We thought that it would be a great idea to provide an unadvertised pet adoption grant to the first 10 people that adopted a pet from the Thurston County shelter. This would be a reward for saving a shelter animal from a lonely and possibly very short life. The grant would cover the adoption costs which include the price of having the animal spayed or neutered as appropriate. Please click on the link below for more details!
Here is an example of the kind of animals that are looking for their new family!
To learn more about the breed(s) of this dog, please go to your favorite search engine and type the breed(s) and “rescue.”
They come spayed/neutered, microchipped, first set of vaccines including DHPP (parvo combo), Bordatella (kennel cough) and Strongid (wormer).
I am helping to raise money for the American Heart Association by participating in Heart Walk 2016. My personal goal is to raise $100 for the association and I’m asking for your help. A donation of as little as $1 goes a long way! Please share this message with your friends and help me to help this wonderful cause!
Please click the image above to be taken to the donation page or click the message below for more information.
The following update was posted on the Shadow’s Fund FB page earlier today.
Today is a solemn day. A senior dog lost his life today in a shelter. He should have been in a home, surrounded by love and enjoying the comfort of a soft bed. RIP Corazon. You deserved a different ending.
We are looking for ideas for fundraising events. We have already been blessed to receive some help through a motorcycle poker run so we were thinking that a classic car or an airplane poker run would be a great way to follow that up.
We are willing to entertain any ideas and are also looking for volunteers to help coordinate, advertise and staff whatever fundraiser that we decide to pursue.
So far we have the following ideas:
Poker run – airplane and / or classic cars.
Handy-man auction – a day of help around the house with simple repairs or tasks.
Flightseeing raffle – selling tickets for a flightseeing trip around the Puget Sound (some legal issues may exist)
50/50 raffle – sell tickets and split the total with the winner. (some legal issues may exist)
Today was a good day even though it started out with a problem from one of my Soldiers. I was approached by a Soldier with a question about a pay issue. Unfortunately there was nothing I could do for this young man and was forced to tell him that it could be a couple of weeks before he received his pay. Due to circumstances beyond his control he has found himself without a paycheck for the last couple of weeks and no exact payment date. While his housing and food are covered, his car payment is not and we all know how important having a car in this area can be.
He didn’t ask for help, he simply wanted to know why he hadn’t been paid and revealed that his pay had been messed up long enough that if he missed this payment, he would lose his car. I wanted to simply issue a check from the Angel’s Wings treasury but even if we had the money, things like this aren’t covered in our charter or bylaws.
Fortunately there is a non-profit on post that is able to help. I don’t have permission to share their name so I won’t but I wanted to say thank you to those that stepped up without question to help this individual. $300 might not sound like much to some but it really can be a game changer for others and for this Soldier receiving this money made the light appear at the end of the tunnel. We all know that bad things only happen when we aren’t ready for them and that is exactly the situation that this Soldier is in. If this pay issue were to have happened at any other time he could have handled the situation but because of his current circumstances, this has become a major event in his life.
I was able to visit with the non-profit and explain the situation on his behalf. I wasn’t in the office for more than 5 minutes when the President of the organization authorized a grant in excess of the necessary amount to help this Soldier. Today I was able to approach this Soldier and hand him a check that helped keep his life in order while everything else was trying to tear it apart. Today was a good day.
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