Help Me Train 1,000 Detroit Women How To Be Safe

I am a personal protection instructor based in Detroit, MI. I want to train 1,000 women how to protect themselves. I will accomplish that by giving each woman a free range safety briefing and a free shooting lesson at a local gun range on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

I created this event nine years ago after seeing a story on the local news about a woman's body being found in a field after she was raped and murdered. That story shook me to my core. A few days later, I came up with an idea. I convinced a gun range to let me and some fellow gun instructors use his gun range for free. I then used social media to convince 50 women to show up for a free shooting lesson.

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Buoyed by that initial success, I continued to grow the event. In the following years, the event grew steadily. The next year we trained 100 women. Then we trained 200 and then 300. Then, it grew to 400, then 600 and finally 700. Last year, my group trained 814 women firearm safety with a range safety briefing and then taught them how to safely discharge a pistol at a target.

This year, the goal is to train 1,000 women how to safely operate a handgun at a local gun range - in one day! I will be joined by over 100 other firearm instructors. Additionally, I convinced a range to let me use their facility for free. In addition, I market and advertise this event with only press releases and social media posts. Moreover, I have secured both guns for the ladies to shoot and ammunition to load into them.

However, there are quite a few things that we still need to ensure that we have a safe and successful event. First, with all the ado about the Corona Virus, our group needs Clorox wipes, Nitrile gloves, and shooting glasses. In addition, we need hearing muffs and paper targets. In sum, a donation of roughly $3,910 would cover our needed items.

Moreover, although safety is our primary consideration when conducting this event, we identified the following items that would help us reach our goal of training 1,000 women in one day: 10 IFAKs (Individual First-Aid Kits), printing of program event booklets, web graphic design of a logo along with Internet promotion and advertising expenses. We estimate the cost for these items to be roughly $5,000.

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Finally, our committee thought that it would be a very good idea to distribute an event t-shirt to all attendees. We estimate that the expense would be between $10,000 - $20,000.

To recap, $3,910 would give us what we need to conduct the event. An additional $5,000 would all but guarantee that we hit our goal of training 1,000 women in one day. Lastly, an expense between $10,000 and $20,000 would allow us to give out event t-shirts.

Please review the following documentation of our event's track record of training women firearm safety and shooting fundamentals:

2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eXNSS033jY 
2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KkrbLzj_w 
2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D_O85pS9sc 
2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ_Qu3ZK61A 
2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW5WBLqrbQg 
2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrrm6NCZUr4 
2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vRIxuRiZBI 
2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G0gvwvGf0A 

Further, please check out some of the media coverage that our event has earned in recent years:

 2019: Cam & Company Recap Video (Actual Tally was 814)
https://youtu.be/UvkJRvBQLGs 

2019: Cam & Company Promo Video (Goal was 900)
https://youtu.be/CY2GnY2tlgE 

2018: Cam & Company Recap Video (Actual Tally was 700)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyXAdVvphTU 

2018: Cam & Company Promo Video (Goal was 800)
https://youtu.be/lIBjIdWziBM 

2017: Cam & Company Recap Video (Actual Tally was 600)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKD8NYYn8wM 

2016: Cam & Company Recap Video (Actual Tally was 417
https://youtu.be/sn6ZObv3Lzw 

2014: Cam & Company Recap Video (Actual Tally was 200)
https://youtu.be/QLOI3h1cMuQ 


Please consider supporting this event with your donation! Your contribution may very well save a life.

Donations

  • Kerry Slone 
    • $250 
    • 18 d
  • Roy Cheatwood  
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • Kevin Hitch  
    • $20 
    • 20 d
  • DMI Performance  
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Phoenix Rising Firearm Academy 
    • $50 
    • 23 d

Organizer

Rick Ector 
Organizer
Detroit, MI
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