We are so grateful for your support of this effort! Maybe you can support a veteran with a donation to cover the cost of an entire scooter, or classroom/office can pitch in! Every $970 donated can purchase one scooter for a deserving veteran! But whether you're able to donate a lot or a little, your support is deeply appreciated! All donations are tax deductible as of November 3, 2022, as received by the 501(c)(3) Patriotic Kenny Foundation (EIN: 92-0425604), a certified charitable organization.
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When Navy Veteran Patriotic Kenny's mobility scooter broke down, he was heart broken. You see, that scooter was the ticket out of isolation and access to his beloved community. Because he has COPD and cannot walk long distances, he was fully reliant on his scooter to get to and from the outside world -- to connect with his friends and neighbors he loves and brings joy to.
But, when his community learned about Kenny's loss, they rallied around him to buy a brand new, top-of-the-line scooter that knocked his socks off! You may have seen his overwhelmed and emotional reaction to the first GoFundMe we set up to fund the scooter purchase.
Since so many thousands of people from around the world stepped up to support Kenny, he couldn't help but want to give back to other Veterans who are also in need of scooters to get around in their day-to-day lives. "Why not just go through the VA"? Books could be published with the stories of loved ones passing before they made it through the red tape, if they qualify at all. Not only that, but the scooters that are eventually provided are not the best quality and usually require maintenance not long after purchasing. These veterans deserve better!
Kenny is starting this GoFundMe page with the goal of raising money to purchase and donate mobility scooters to Veterans in need. Funds raised and scooter purchasing logistics will be managed with Kenny by Amanda Kline, trusted friend, local teacher, and the original GoFundMe's organizer.
The more money we raise, the more Veterans will be helped. Every $970 donated can purchase one scooter for a deserving veteran. These scooters are $2,300 MSRP scooters, but out of the generosity of a scooter provider, we're able to get them at a discounted price so each dollar goes further. Please consider donating today and also sharing this GoFundMe link on your social media, in an email, or text to your loved ones so that we can give more deserving Veterans access to the communities they risked their lives for.
Thank you so much!
@patriotickenny, Amanda Kline, and Patriotic Kenny Foundation Board