HeroFund USA Dispatch - 4th Quarter Newsletter, 2020
4th Annual Golfing 'Fore' Heroes/HerofundUSA Golf Classic a Resounding Success Despite Postponement & Challenges...
A 'tip of the hat' to each of our golfers and a big shout-out to Rick Seithel & Sam Silvio, Co-Chairmen of our 4th Annual Golfing 'Fore' Heroes/HerofundUSA Golf Classic held on Wednesday, October 7. Thanks to each of you and your unwavering support, and despite the challenges 2020 has posed, we successfully raised $40,000 in support of the First-Responder safety mission of HeroFundUSA, Inc.! With beautiful autumn weather on hand along with 130 golfers and volunteers including Pam Seithel, Brooke Payne, Courtney Seithel, Tiffan Searcy, Shannon Fernbaugh, Jen Imre-Justus, and Stephanie Godbey the day was memorable, fun, and one for the record books!
Special thanks to our auction donors and bidders as this component of the event, which went 'virtual/online' for the first time and raised an impressive $4155. Registration ran extremely smoothly as nearly everyone was willing to 'virtually' sign participant waivers and to pre-pay via our website prior to their arrival at Shoal Creek.
We learned a lot in the lead-up to this year's 'delayed' event and how to go 'virtual' with registration, payment, auction, and more, but the most important thing we learned (or were reminded of) is that the Greater Kansas City Area citizens, businesses and community leaders do indeed care deeply for our First-Responder HEROES - Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel.
Special 'thanks' also to our myriad corporate sponsors for your continued, enthusiastic support of the First-Responder safety mission of HeroFundUSA, Inc. and to everyone who participated for your support in making the 4th Annual Golfing 'Fore' Heroes/HerofundUSA Golf Classic a day to remember! We hope to see you again very soon! We will be sharing the date, time & place for our benchmark 5th Annual Golf Tournament in 2021 very soon.
KCTV5, Molle Automotive Group Join Forces in Support of First-Responder Safety on 9/11
Molle Automotive Group has gone 'all-in' in support of the First-Responder Safety mission of HeroFundUSA, Inc. under the keen leadership of Co-Owner John Molle and Marketing Director, Jim Seaman. Manifesting their support is their hosting of the 2nd Annual KCTV5/HeroFundUSA, Inc. First-Responder in their Molle Toyota Showroom in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Show was which moved this year to September 11 was a resounding success.
"What better way to remember one of the most tragic days in American history than to be raising money for First-Responder safety on a day when we, as a nation, lost more First-Responders than on any other day in history." noted Seaman. KCTV5 leadership recently stated that..."We want to congratulate and thank everyone who help make Hero-FundUSA, Inc. the special organization it is."
Pictured are; Blue Springs City Councilman Kent Edmonson and Scott Mosher, father of Overland Park Police Officer Mike Mosher who was killed in the line-of-duty earlier this year announcing the start of a new event; the MIKE MOSHER MEMORIAL MARKSMANSHIP TOURNAMENT to be held on March 24 & 25, 2021; KCTV5's Abigael James interviewing Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart about ballistic helmets; HFUSA Spokesperson Kendall Gammon interviewing Raymore Police Chief Jan Zimmerman about ballistic vests and Missouri Fire Marshal Tim Bean presenting a Governor's proclamation declaring 9/11/20 as KCTV5/HeroFundUSA, Inc. FIRST-RESPONDER APPRECIATION DAY in Missouri.
While some donations are still coming in from the Telethon the grand total announced by KCTV5 Meteorologist Gary Amble at the Show's conclusion was $134,975 which included donations phoned in, texted in, and received online during the Telethon as well as special event income from various fundraising events and sponsors throughout the past several months.
HeroFundUSA, Inc.'s leadership team including the Board of Directors wish to thank both KCTV5 and Molle Automotive Group for their enthusiastic support of HeroFundUSA, Inc.'s annual Telethon!
HeroFundUSA, Inc. Funds News Safety Equipment
On the heels of recent successful events including the 4th Annual Golfing 'Fore' Heroes/Herofund Gold Classic and the 2nd Annual KCTV5/HeroFundUSA, Inc. First-Responder Safety Telethon, the organization recently announced they would be providing needed funding for new, state-of-the-art First-Responder SAFETY EQUIPMENT for various area Departments including…
• BALLISTIC HELMETS & FACE SHIELDS for WARRENSBURG, MO POLICE DEPARTMENT
• RESCUE GEAR for RIVERSIDE, MO FIRE DEPARTMENT
• THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA for WHITE ROCK, MO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
• BUNKER/TURNOUT GEAR for WAVERLY, MO FIRE DEPARTMENT
“We are honored to serve the First-Responder safety needs of our local Heroes.” Stated HeroFundUSA, Inc. Board Chairman, Dan Karst. “Without assistance like what we are offering, many Departments, moreover many First-Responders would simply not have adequate protection as they serve our community.” Concluded Karst.
Johnny's Tavern Blue Springs Hosting "First-Mondays for First-Responders"
'Whether it's lunch or dinner, Johnny's Tavern Blue Springs is always a WINNER!'...that's the rally cry for folks looking to enjoy a great meal on the FIRST-MONDAY of each month in Blue Springs.
Pictured are Jesse Chamberlin of Johnny's Tavern, Blue Springs presenting HeroFundUSA, Inc. CEO Darrell Smith with the first 2-months' proceeds of their FIRST-MONDAYS FOR FIRST-RESPONDERS campaign totaling $1567!
Please remember to visit Johnny's Tavern in Blue Springs each FIRST-MONDAY of the month and tell them you're supporting FIRST-RESPONDER SAFETY via the programs of HeroFundUSA, Inc. and they'll donate 10% of your total purchases to HeroFundUSA, Inc. with all proceeds going toward new, state-of-the-art safety equipment for area Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel.
Thank you, Johnny's Tavern in Blue Springs!
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This Holiday Season, would you consider becoming a Monthly-Responder in support of the First-Responder SAFETY mission of HeroFundUSA, Inc.?
Your recurring $19 per month gift provides ongoing support to Missouri & Kansas First-Responders in funding new, state-of-the-art safety gear and financial support to their families during times of crisis such as line-of-duty critical injury or fatality.
Click on the 'Donate' button on the top, right of the website to set-up your monthly gift. You may also want to consider making a recurring monthly gift in the name of family members this Holiday Season.