The Talons Out Honor Flight board of directors wants to extend a big THANK YOU to our community. Because of you – friends, family, strangers, businesses and others – we are only 4 weeks away from our third flight in our first 12 months (11 months actually). Below is the official news release information highlighting the fundraising efforts from the last few months. While we can’t name everyone who supports us, we wanted to share a few.
Thank you to everyone who donates, to all who help spread the mission and to all who volunteer their time. Every effort to honor our veterans means the world to us and we couldn’t do this without you.
Thanks to the generous support of a great community, the third Honor Flight for Talons Out is funded and ready to fly. Approximately 75 Michigan WWII veterans now have the chance to take an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor.
Donations from companies like Kellogg Company, Amerifirst Home Mortgage and Ameriprise Financial have helped Talons Out raise enough money to fully fund another Honor Flight. Employee groups like Kellogg’s KVets & Supporters and Parker Hannifin team members are partnering with Talons Out to raise awareness, funds and participation with their ranks. Events at Culver’s, Cornwell’s Turkeyville, multiple American Legions, V.F.W’s and many others have bolstered donations and community support. Fundraisers from groups like the Misfits Car Club of Battle Creek and the Red Arrow Riders of Kalamazoo, as well as a successful cross community, 40’s themed fundraiser at Southern Exposure, have all contributed to the successful financing of Mission III September 27.
“Because of the generosity of our community, our third mission is funded and we’re already making initial arrangements for spring,” says Talons Out Honor Flight President Bobbie Bradley. “As we fund each flight we begin to plan the next round. It’s humbling to have a supportive community helping us to honor these local veterans.”
The next fundraising event for Talons Out Honor Flight is a Bike Night at Brewster’s in Three Rivers, Thursday September 16 (5:30 pm until 8 pm). Keep up to date at talonsouthonorflight.org or facebook.com/TalonsOutHonorFlight