Storm Surge 2017

$8,050 of $250k goal

Raised by 91 people in 2 months
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Desert Storm Memorial
for National Desert Storm Memorial
 WASHINGTON, DC
The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is facing an immediate need of $250,000.00 in order to proceed with the Memorial.  

Storm Surge 2017 launched on January 28, 2017. 

This initiated as a 31-day Fundraising Campaign (Jan 28 - Feb 28) to coincide with 26th Anniversary of the Cease Fire of Operation Desert Storm and the Liberation of Kuwait.   Effective March 1, 2017:  This fundraiser will be extended indefinitely as we still have a critical funding need and funds are still coming in through the Go Fund Me link. 

As we move forward with S.J. Res 1 and the vote in the Senate,  our immediate financial needs are $250,000.00. This money is critically needed in order to complete the site selection process and get down to the FINAL location.   

We explored other fundraising options and in an effort to not waste any dollars, we have landed at Go Fund Me. 

BONUS:  One randomly selected donor will receive (1) Commemorative Gold Plated Coin [25th Anniversary of Liberation Day of the State of Kuwait]
This coin can only be obtained through the Central Bank of Kuwait.  

Coin Details: 
Dimensions:  38.61 mms
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Contents:  pure silver (999 Ag) selectively gold-plated

The winner will be selected in a random drawing of all donors who made a donation to this Go Fund Me Campaign from Jan 28, 2017 through Feb 28, 2017.  Winner will be notified on or about March 2, 2017.   More than one donation to this Go Fund Me Campaign will result in more than one chance to win this coin.  National Desert Storm War Memorial Association Board Members are not eligible to win this coin.  Approximate Value of the coin:  USD $150.00

Contest Update:  The winner has been selected and official notification has been posted on March 1, 2017.  

This Go Fund Me Campaign is being managed by the Board of Directors of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association.  

Please see our Website for more info on the Memorial:   www.ndswm.org
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Update 5
Posted by Desert Storm Memorial
1 month ago
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Although we are still facing a critical funding need, we have VERY exciting news to pass along!

Senate Joint Resolution 1 was passed by the House of Representatives (by unanimous vote) on March 15, 2017.

S.J. Res 1 authorizes the National Desert Storm War Memorial to be built in the very prominent [Area 1] location of Washington DC.

The next step: S.J. Res 1 will go before the President of the United States of America for his signature.

This photo was taken on March 17, 2017 as Congressman Paul Ryan (Wisconsin) (Speaker of the House) is signing S.J. Res 1. Also pictured is Congressman Phil Roe (Tennessee).

Thank you for your continued support of the Desert Storm War Memorial.

We still have a lot of work to do, but we are plowing through to VICTORY!

And thank you for bringing this fundraiser and our critical funding need before your family and friends.
It means everything.

March 17, 2017. Signing S.J. Res 1
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Update 4
Posted by Desert Storm Memorial
1 month ago
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We are excited to announce the winner of the 25th Anniversary Gold Coin: Mr. Matthew Ogrodowski !

We are also extending the fundraiser indefinitely as there is still a critical funding need and funds are still coming in through the Go Fund Me Fundraiser.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to help fund the construction of the National Desert Storm War Memorial. We have a long way to go, but every day we are closer to the Dedication Ceremony in Washington DC!

Here is the link to our Website: www.ndswm.org

Here is the link to our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NationalDesertStormWarMemorial/

Keep in touch with us!

Thank you again!

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Update 3
Posted by Desert Storm Memorial
2 months ago
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One randomly selected donor will receive (1) Commemorative Gold Plated Coin [25th Anniversary of Liberation Day of the State of Kuwait]
This coin can only be obtained through the Central Bank of Kuwait.

Coin Details:
Dimensions: 38.61 mms
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Contents: pure silver (999 Ag) selectively gold-plated

The winner will be selected in a random drawing of all donors who made a donation to this Go Fund Me Campaign from Jan 28, 2017 through Feb 28, 2017. Winner will be notified on or about March 2, 2017. More than one donation to this Go Fund Me Campaign will result in more than one chance to win this coin. National Desert Storm War Memorial Association Board Members are not eligible to win this coin. Approximate Value of the coin: USD $150.00
Commemorative Coin (front view)
Commemorative Coin (back view)
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Update 2
Posted by Desert Storm Memorial
2 months ago
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Fellow Veterans, Friends, and Supporters,

Thank You for your interest and support with our newly launched fundraising campaign!

I once had a Veteran ask me why do we have to build these memorials to ourselves. Why doesn't the government do it? I think you all know the answer!!

We find ourselves at this critical juncture of the mission and it is imperative to raise these funds to get "Our" site. If we can't count on our own, who can we count on!

Please support this mission by donating and by sharing the link and our story with EVERYONE in your network! Thanks to all of you, we will make the memorial a reality!

Respectfully,

Scott Stump
President
National Desert Storm War Memorial Association
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Robin Lee Kennedy
1 month ago

That's great! Where is Area 1?

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$8,050 of $250k goal

Raised by 91 people in 2 months
Created January 27, 2017
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Desert Storm Memorial  
Funds raised will benefit:
National Desert Storm Memorial
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AC
$100
Alicia Crittenden
9 days ago

In honor of all our men and women who fought so valiantly

$100
Anonymous
17 days ago
RB
$100
Randi Baker
23 days ago

For MGySgt Ira B Baker Marine Crew Chief, CH-46 HMM-268

DL
$50
David Lewis
29 days ago

Proud ODS veteran. Served with 46th Chemical Company Mechanized Smoke. (First Smoke In Iraq and up front as part of the "left hook")

JE
$25
Jill Etter
29 days ago

Thinking about the sacrifices of so many. Not only those who died while deployed. A thank you is not enough. A Memorial is not enough. But it is a start.

SB
$50
Steve Bennett
1 month ago

D Troop 4th Cavalry - 197th Infantry Brigade

$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
PW
$100
Paul Walsh
1 month ago
KC
$5
Kristina Carlson
1 month ago
RA
$10
Ramiro Almendarez
1 month ago
Robin Lee Kennedy
1 month ago

That's great! Where is Area 1?

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