Although not entirely focused around the Holiday efforts,  Wheelers4Warriors Jeep Project has arranged a fundraiser for tonight thanks to Chili’s.  Print out the coupon below, Check out the list of Chili’s that are participating, and Go have a Dinner where 15% of the proceeds goes to help a Warrior who Loves to Wheel! (or if Chili’s sounds good for dinner take to your local Chili’s and see if they will participate!?)

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Wheelers4Warriors Mission is simple: To restore project vehicles used by veterans and wounded warriors and, in doing so, promote self-reliance, independence, confidence and healing, and share our collective gratitude for those who serve and have served.  W4W’s brings together automotive aftermarket enthusiasts, companies and other interested organizations to help improve the lives and give back to our warriors and their families by making necessary repairs, improvements and/or modifications to the vehicles of veterans and wounded warriors. W4W can restore, rebuild or modify any vehicle (off-road or not, jeep, sedan or sports car).   W4W will distinguish itself through tangible examples of vehicles completed for individuals and solid bookkeeping and accountability for donations given.

The focus of the current project is a 1998 Jeep TJ that belongs to LCpl Sarah Furbur who is based at Camp Pendleton.

In April 2012, LCpl Furbur was deployed to Camp Dwyer Afghanistan to serve as a motor vehicle operator in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). While deployed it support of OEF, LCpl Furbur logged over 1,500 miles as a primary motor vehicle operator. And on July 10, 2012 her vehicle (a logistics vehicle system recovery vehicle) (LVS-R) was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). The vehicle was completely destroyed, and LCpl Furbur was seriously injured in the explosion.

LCpl Furbur was sent to the wounded warrior battalion for several weeks while healing from her injuries. She was cleared fit for duty and returned to her unit. Against recommendations from her peers and seniors, LCpl Furbur requested to be put back into the fight and back on the road as soon as possible. For her actions while in support of OEF, LCpl Furbur was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon and the Purple Heart for wounds she received.

For more information on the Wheelers4Warriors project or to make a Tax Deductible Donation please go to: http://www.wheelers4warriors.org/

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