Veteran startup business

Out here in the mountains of southern Montana, the winters are long and harsh and people here mostly burn firewood to heat their homes. I'd like to supply Montanans in the small towns above Yellowstone with firewood, but I need your help. I served for four years in the United States Army. I loved my time in service, but an injury sent me back into the civilian world, where I sustained other injuries that have further limited my ability to work a steady job. My right leg is amputated just below the knee, and I have a traumatic brain injury. My VA disability claim, now seven years old, still languishes in the agency's bureaucracy. I've been told I have at least another year to wait. I am also a single dad. While I am beyond disappointed that my marriage failed, I've been told that I'm an amazing dad to my son. I take great pride in that. I can't imagine a better compliment, and I strive every day to be a good example for him. I have never shied from hard work. I raise livestock and grow an enormous garden that helps keep me and my son fed through the year. I've been handed a tough hand in life, but I don't want to sit around and wait on a government check that isn't enough to provide for my son and myself. I want to be a productive tax-paying citizen. Right now we live off less than $1000 a month. I have been deeply frustrated with this situation – but I have the means to alter this course, with your help. I know this business can provide a good life for my son, so I'm giving this fundraising a whirl. I promise the funds will go for the necessary equipment to handle logs, cut them to the size that folks here in Montana require and transport them to their homes.  I’ve been providing firewood to area people but the truth is cutting it by hand is just too inefficient. With the equipment I need, I could do so much more - in both providing a good service and providing for my son. If you aren't able to donate please consider sharing this request. Any help in spreading my message is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Donations

  • Caitlin Marquez 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Ward Allen 
    • $500 
    • 37 mos
  • Ward Allen 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Robert Keiley 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer

Chad Stone 
Organizer
Emigrant, MT
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