Disabled Veterans Reach to the Sky

$560 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 9 months
The Stephen P Barry Assembly, a group of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, is spearheading the introduction of astronomy to these American heroes, working hand-in-hand with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh (AAAP). 
We want to enrich their lives with healing activities that provide a therapeutic experience. Many of these veterans experience symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This increases the incidents of depression, physical injuries, substance abuse and sleep problems.

* We will work with AAAP to start a new hospitalized Veterans amateur astronomy club at their facility, to have “Star Parties” at the VA facility, as well as at both of AAAP’s existing state-of-the-art observatories; Mingo Creek and Wagman.
*We will erect an observatory building with a movable roof to house the telescope.
* We will purchase a telescope with a digital camera and software.
* We will provide the platform necessary for the telescope, making it accessible to veterans, regardless of physical limitation.
* Also, we will install the technology and training to make images of the telescope available for Veterans on computers, based inside the hospital.
     We want to get this observatory completed before 2019 with your help. Thank you for your support of this worthwhile cause.
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What a joy it will be to have a hobby for our disabled veterans to enjoy - searching the universe with a high power electronic telescope. Please help us make this possible by donating whatever you can afford to the Veterans Telescope project at GoFundMe. The Knights of Columbus.
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Please be mindful of the Disabled Veterans of all service branches who we are going to help with our GoFundMe project: Disabled Veterans Reach to the Sky.
When completed, a fully functional digital telescope will be at their disposal to view the evening skyline in all its brilliance. Just what these veterans are yearning to do. Please donate big or small knowing your donation is going to a very worthwhile cause...our disabled veterans! To donate type the words
Veterans Reach to the Sky at the GoFundMe search prompt. Thank You Very Much.
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Learn about the exciting Veterans Telescope project in Western PA by going to the GoFundMe website: GoFindMe.com.
In the search field, type veterans telescope. After you read about how an electronic telescope can brighten a veteran's day, please make a contribution to our goal.
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$560 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 9 months
Created May 19, 2017
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Mike & Marcy Hall
3 months ago

In honor of our fathers Alan Hall and Steve Hubans who fought for our freedom in WWII and Korean wars we remain devoted to their courage and their pride of our country. God Bless The United States of America!

Paul and Libbie Wargo
8 months ago

We are all very in-debted to the Vets who have given so much for all of us!

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