The 6th Annual Healing Heroes Benefits at Grace Chapel was held this past September 10th. Raven Cliff sing our National Anthem,a cappella, that alone was worth the $10 ticket. Songwriters Leslie Satcher Dan Demay, and Craig Morgan filled the night with tears, laughter and love.
Brian and I are so blessed to call Leslie Satcher, David Allen, Even and Korene Stevens our friends. To do this show year after year, when it takes months of planning, is truly a loyal friend and shows true dedication in supporting our USAF, Marines, Navy and Army. Thank you all!
PS. Jeannie and mama we know you are the glue behind the scenes.
Sponsored by Marie Steinmet 50/50 Poker Run Aug 23, 2014 Sgt Kenneth W. Harris JR. Ride Proceeds Support Landstuhl Hospital Care Project and VFW Post 4641 Dickson TN. The lineup at Dickson Union Cemetery The ride ends at The Coupe In Bon Aqua TN. If you can’t attend please forward event details. Thank you
Saturday, September 27th run/walk is $25 or $20 if you are a veteran. The race starts at 782 New RiThe race road, Christiansburg, VA 24073. If you cannot participate or donate please invite and share this event with anyone that might be interested. Volunteers needed for the race day and also to prepare race packets. You can register for the race either online or by mail. Please message me if you think you can volunteer or have any questions. Thank you for your time and support.
Over 100 people gathered May 17, 2014 for the Norwich Annual Poker Run in Norwich, NY. Sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post 189, legionnaires and friends rode through the chilly morning to support Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. Over $5000.00 was raised!
Bill Fowler, Sergeant at Arms, American Legion Riders Post 189 stated “We will ride in Honor of America’s Heroes and in support of those same Sons and Daughters of this Great Land, that have been wounded on battlefields far from their homes. These Great Men and Women were not drafted or conscripted into service – they went because they love America and know they live in the Greatest Nation to ever exist, on this planet.”
Thank you to all of the riders and supporters who made this year’s American legion Riders Benefit for LHCP a success.
Mark your calendar, this year’s Healing Heroes concert will be staring Leslie Satcher, Paul Aldrich, Casey Beathard, and Ed Hill are set for June 22. This year will also have special guest star comedian, actress, author, journalist, & radio show host Victoria Jackson!
The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project’s is now accepting vehicle donations through v-Dac. A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation benefiting the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. .
Don’t donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. v-Dac’s trusted service makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project, gets the benefit of your donation.
Your contributions and fundraising tell our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that they are supported.
Only 800 tickets for this raffle. Drawing held September 1, 2014, at the AmVets Post 21 Sebring FL, 2027 US Highway 27 S. Sebring FL 33870. You do not need to be present to win. Contact George Gray (607-316-2676) for more info.
This 48 International hot rod pickup has a four-cylinder engine, five-speed transmission, and sits on an S-10 frame.
Here is a video describing this hot rod from October, 2011
Vote for the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project to help LHCP win one of ten small business grants from FedEx, including the $25,000 grand prize.
You can vote every day up to and including February 23, 2014. And as always: Your contributions and fundraising tell our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that they are supported.
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Our primary mission is to provide quality of life items to military members who have been injured or wounded in Afghanistan & Middle East.
What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?
Many injured military arrive at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) or field hospitals with only the clothing they were wearing when they were removed from the battlefield. During a visit, I saw the Chaplain’s Closet was short on clothing and toiletry items they needed for the patients being sent to the hsoptial from Iraq, Afghanistan & the Middle East. I was inspired and returned home to gather volunteers and donations to help the Chaplains provide items needed for support and morale.
How do you define success for yourself and for your business?
One of our recipients defines our success: “They (Landstuhl Hospital Care Project) provide clothing that gives back the identity of an individual. LHCP provides blue jeans, t-shirts, shoes, socks and sweats. All these comfortable clothes remind us of back home, and not the combat uniform that identifies the incident and pain. Hope and care are provided in these items.” When we help LRMC with Day Trips, patients physically relax and open up as they enjoy a normal day away from the hospital
How would you use the FedEx SMB Grant money to make a significant impact on your business and/or on others?
We would fund Day Trips for the patients recuperating at LRMC. Funding cuts have reduced LRMC’s capability to provide the normal materials support and Day Trips. Trip costs include bus, food and entrance fees. Each trip requires a volunteer medical staff, Chaplain, Licensed Nurse, and escorts for patients in wheelchairs or on crutches. In addition to the Day Trips, we (LHCP) would continue to support the units who contact us with the morale and quality of care items they need.
A common theme pervaded the latest Landstuhl Hospital Care Project benefit show: help. While LHCP has always been about providing the best help it can to wounded servicemen and women, a few star country music artists decided LHCP itself was worthy of a bit of their time and help. The project received a much appreciated shot in the arm Sunday, May 23, in Franklin, Tenn., at a country music benefit concert hosted by the Grace Chapel church and featuring a star-studded cast of singer/song-writers.
“The first time I saw the video of Karen [the CBS News special], my heart broke in half, and I thought, ‘whatever I can do to help her, I’m gonna do it,’” said songwriter Leslie Satcher. “I feel like it’s such a small part that I’m doing, but hopefully our small part sets a fire to people who can actually do a big part.”
With tremendous help from Songwriters Spotlight’s Korene Stevens and David Allen, the event was able to feature country music artists Satcher, Casey Beathard, Allen Shamblin and Tim Rushlow. Each performed several tracks from their award-winning songbooks, and recording group Raven Cliff made their second LHCP fundraiser appearance, crooning and harmonizing their way through a crowd-pleasing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Stevens’ husband, Even – who performed at the Franklin Theater as a part of the last LHCP benefit here – echoed Satcher’s theme of wanting to get involved from the moment he heard about Karen and the project.
“My wife and I were sitting and watching a Sunday morning news show,” he said. “We saw that video and we do a lot of benefits and thought, ‘Well that’s what we should do!’.”
The host venue, Grace Chapel, could hardly have been a more perfect setting for the country and, at times gospel, themed music of the night, with its high, barnlike ceilings and the rolling fields surrounding the low sloping red roofs warming everyone up to the mood as they rolled up Southall Road.
Once the crowded church auditorium was familiarized with the mission of LHCP and watched the CBS piece, a show of nearly two hours commenced, included some huge hits from yesterday and today.
While Satcher’s blazing guitar hands and bluesy howl highlighted hits like “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues” and “Tough”, Shamblin often elected to go with a slower pace on his “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “The House That Built Me”, even getting the crowd to reminisce with him and song along on “We Were In Love.”
Sandwiching those two on either end of the stage were Beathard and former Little Texas member Rushlow.
“My heroes have always been, in this order, Jesus, my wife, my parents, and then our soldiers… People that are serving right now, people that are veterans, I just love to get with them. I get star struck around them.” said Beathard. “Anything I could do for them, I’ll do it, because that’s what they’re doing for us.”
Beathard contrasted the bombastic personality of Satcher to his left, with a self-deprecating style that complemented his relaxed style of performance on songs including “Find out Who Your Friends Are.” Rushlow performed Little Texas’ huge hit “What Might Have Been”, along with a number of cuts he’s been putting down for an upcoming album release.
By the end of the night, the audience had been taken through a healthy up-and-down of emotions, even hearing from a former soldier who was cared for and treated at Landstuhl, before the project made things a little more comfortable there.
They won’t be in a Mustang doing 80, but thanks to the efforts of a host of middle Tennesseans, a lot of boxes will be making their way across the Atlantic to Germany.
For the 8th year in a row, the American Legion Riders from the LT Warren Eaton Post 189 – Norwich New York sponsored a Benefit Poker Run to support the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. Armed Forces Day (May 18th) 2013 was a slightly overcast but very comfortable day for a ride through the hills, valleys, and farmlands of beautiful Chenango County New York. The Legion Riders began their day with Breakfast at the Ontario Hotel and were glad to have the chance to visit with Karen and Brian Grimord before the hectic festivities started. Eager participants began arriving at the Post-Home shortly after 9 AM while the Legion Riders were setting up and preparing for registration.
The bikes started to rumble in quickly after that and our staff was busy filling out paperwork, selling various raffle tickets, providing coffee and donuts and parking bikes. We kicked off the formal portion at about 10:45 AM with a blessing and the Pledge of Allegiance. Chapter President Paul Russo introduced key group members: VP Jim Cushman; Secretary Sophie Liberatore; Treasurer Resi Fuller; Membership Chair Jerry Reyes; and Ride Captain/Sergeant at Arms/Safety Officer Bill Fowler. Also recognized were our friends from various other Legion Rider Chapters, members of the Blue Knights, members of the Leathernecks, members of the local Under my Skin group, Karen and Brian Grimord as well as Norwich Chief of Police Joe Angelino. Chief Angelino is a Combat Vet and Purple Heart recipient that actually had recovered from wounds, received in Iraq, at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
Yankee Bill Fowler provided a ride safety briefing and the ride got underway to the cheers of many from the local neighborhood that had gathered outside the Legion parking lot’s back gate. There were over 100 participants signed in and the roar of over 80 cycles through the normally quiet Norwich streets was awesome!
Our first stop was at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford – we paused to visit with a few of the Vet Residents that came outside to greet us and then it was back on the road to our lunch stop at the Balsam Inn in East Pharsalia – delicious grilled sandwiches and some door prize giveaways. Rolling again – we make our way to the hamlet of DeRuyter and the ‘Middleton Military Memorial’ – Retired First Sergeant and Viet Nam Vet – Bill Middleton has created a beautiful and solemn place to commemorate those that served and sacrificed during that conflict…the display includes a Viet Nam era UH-1 ‘Huey’ Helicopter that was ‘in-country’ and flew on many missions. After a few group photos we saddled up again for the longest leg of the day’s ride.
Riding back roads from DeRuyter through Georgetown and Earlville, on our way to Sherburne, we passed many farms and fields – people stopped their yard work and outdoor activities to watch and wave at our parade. We were treated to a great view of some of the local Mennonite farmers working their fields with awesomely huge draw horses – that was quite a sight! We arrived safely back in ‘civilization’ and stopped at the Gilligans’ Island Ice Cream shop for some cool treats. Gilligans has been a great supporter of LHCP – setting aside ‘donation days’ for the charity when they donated a percentage of daily receipts to the cause!
Sadly – we ‘mounted up’ for the final leg of the trip and headed back to the Legion Post in Norwich. After making sure we had a good account of all the riders and making sure everyone was safe…we moved inside and people began to draw cards for their Poker Hands. As the score-sheets were being reviewed – Riders Chapter Officers began drawing tickets for a mountain of door prizes. The number of donations this year was once again amazing and well over half of the attendees went home with at least a little something! The high hand was one by a gentleman with three sevens and the low hand trophy went to a rider with a ‘9-high nothing’. Our Chapter Secretary, Sophie Liberatore, awarded her traditional “Sophie’s Choice” award for her choice out of the awesome and beautiful motorcycles that were ridden in the event. Exciting 50/50 Raffles and gift raffles were given away, to some lucky participants. Chapter President and Ms. Grimord offered some final thoughts and “thank yous” to all who made this day great – and we announced that the total donation would be well over $4,000 for the day’s efforts! Awesome Ride and Awesome Day for an Awesome Cause – the Riders would like to thank Karen and the LHCP for the work they do and thank you all for allowing us to be, but a small part, of this worthwhile effort
Yankee Bill Fowler Sergeant at Arms American Legion Riders Post 189 NY
Through the combination of corporate donations and a charity casino night held at this year’s Executive Summit, $20,000 was raised for the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. This worthy organization provides comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from service in the Middle East.
LESLIE SATCHER ALLEN SHAMBLIN CASEY BEATHEARD TIM RUSHLOW
On Sunday, June 23rd, Songwriters Spotlight presents a special concert featuring some of Nashville’s top songwriters/artists. This is a benefit concert with proceeds to support Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (LHCP) which provides comfort and relief items for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC,) our largest, U.S. military hospital, and other Combat support hospitals in the Middle East. The event will be held at Grace Chapel, 3279 Southall Road, Franklin, TN, 37064. General admission tickets are available in advance at Grace Chapel for $10 or can be purchased at the door. The concert begins at 6 pm and doors open at 5:30 pm.
We are so excited to have these artists and entertainers come to Williamson County for the Healing Heroes event. Their accolades comprise of; Leslie Satcher’s “Troubador” by George Strait, Allen Shamblin’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt, Casey Beathard’s “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Tracey Lawrence and Tim Rushlow’s “Kick A Little” with Little Texas. It’s a night of unique and intimate entertainment. This fantastic fundraiser will allow us to raise the needed funds and provide aid to our dedicated injured troops.
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 7:00 PM Franklin Theatre, Franklin TN Doors open at 6:00 PM To purchase tickets click here Go to Calendar, click on November 11th.
The Veteran’s Day Benefit presented by Songwriter’s Spotlight will feature artists such as Even Stevens, Leslie Satcher, Larry Stewart, Tim Rushlow, and Raven Cliff.
Artist Featured Include:
Even Stevens: BMI Songwriter of the Century. Hits include, “When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman” (Dr. Hook), “I Love A Rainy Night” and “Drivin My Life Away” (Eddie Rabbitt), and “Love Will Turn You Around” (Kenny Rogers).
Leslie Satcher: Hits include, “Troubador” (George Strait), Grammy Winner “When God Fearin’ Women Get The Blues” and “For These Times” (Martina McBride), and “Politically Uncorrect” (Gretchen Wilson).
Larry Stewart: ACM Winner, CMA & Grammy Nominee. Lead singer for Restless Heart. Hits include, “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” and “Fast Movin’ Train.”
Tim Rushlow: ACM Winner/Grammy Nominee. Former Lead singer for Little Texas. Hits include, “Kick A Little,” “What Might Have Been,” and “My Love.”
Raven Cliff: Nashville’s newest breaking country act.
The Veteran’s Day Benefit is in support of Landstuhl Hospital Care Project – America’s largest oversea’s U.S. military hospital and combat support hospitals in the Middle East. The Landstuhl Hospital Care Project is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and relief items for military members who become sick, injured, or wounded from service in the Middle East. Donated items are distributed to patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, the largest American militay hospital outside of the U.S. Items are also distributed to field hospitals in the Middle East and to VA facilities throughout the United States.
“The Nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotton.” – Calvin Coolidge
More than 75 motorcycles participated in the American Legion Riders of Norwich’s Warren Eaton Post 189’s sixth annual Poker Run Saturday in support of the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project. According to ride captain Lex Danyluk, the ride raised more than $3,000 for the non-profit organization, which provides comfort and relief items to wounded soldiers being treated at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
Legion Riders ‘saddle up’ to support injured soldiers on Armed Forces Day
Norwich-Over the last five years, the American Legion Riders of Norwich’s Warren Eaton Post 189 have raised roughly$7,000 for the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project, which supports American soldiers wounded in combat overseas. This Saturday, Armed Forces Day, the veterans group will be saddling up to support this cause once again with their sixth annual Poker Run
According to Ride Captain Lex Danyluk, around 165 bikes participated in the run last year.
“I’m hoping for more this year,” he said.
The event will take place rain or shine Saturday. Registration will open at 10:30 a.m. at the Lt. Warren Eaton American Legion Post 189, 29 Sheldon St. in Norwich. The entry fee will be $10 per hand. Bikes will leave the post at 11:30 a.m.
Ride Captain Danyluk described the run as a “leisurely and scenic” 80 mille ride. The first stop on the planned route will be the New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford. From there, riders will head to Seebers Tavern in Smithville Flats for lunch. Additional stops will be made at Dave’s Dairy Treat in Cincinnatus, the American Legion Post in South Otselic and the Balsam Inn in East Pharsalia before returning to the Norwich American Legion Post for raffle drawings, light refreshments and entertainment.
Proceeds from the ride will benefit the LHCP. Founded by Karen Grimord in 2004, the non-profit organization provides comfort and relief items to wounded soldiers being treated at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Landstuhl, which is the largest American hospital located outside of the U.S., is the first stop for many soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan before returning home for further treatment and rehabilitation. The clothing and other needed items LHCP provides are designed to “enhance the morale and welfare” of those soldiers during their hospital stay which, due to the severity of their injuries, is often lengthy.
Grimord, who ALR Post 189 President Paul Russo describes as a “living angel,” will be traveling up from the D.C. area for Saturday’s event with her husband Brian.
To participate, all riders must be at least 18 years of age and posses a valid operator’s license. Bikes must be properly licensed, registered, inspected and insured.
For more information on the poker run, contact Bill Fowler at 656-5697 or via email at ALRPost189@yahoo.com