I joined the Marine Corps in 1988 and am a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm. I made the natural transition to local Law Enforcement in 1993. After September 11th, I accepted a position with the United States Federal Air Marshal Service. I left the Air Marshal Service in 2008 to go back to local law enforcement. While with the Air Marshal Service in Chicago IL, I created the Helping Young Marines Now Foundation. (H.Y.M.N Foundation) The vision was to help Young Christian Marines stay connected with
their faith. To come home from war physically safe but spiritually lost is an
For this fundraising project, I am running the America's Finest City half Marathon in San Diego, CA on August 21st 2011. I will use a small portion to register H.Y.M.N. Foundation with the state of California as a legal 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation so future donations will be completely tax deductible. The remainder of the money will be donated to the wounded Warrior Project.
With so many young Marines coming home with life changing injuries, how can we as free American citizens not be there for them? For those who know me, I don't like to run unless it is to the fridge or after the ice cream truck. I have even been known to run to the bathroom until the dinner dishes have been done. With that said I have been blessed with two healthy legs and have the ability to raise money for those who cannot.
I am asking you for a donation in the amount you would like to give. I am thankful for any amount.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
6: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7: Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.