We celebrate our Veterans today--their service, their sacrifice, their selflessness, their s-awesomeness (it's not a word, but it really feels appropriate in keeping with the S theme!) This is just a note to thank you for your support for our mission this past year and to let you know we're rollin' strong! Our 9-11-15 Tribute Events with the Milwaukee Fire Department (along with other fire/police/military organizations), BOOKS FOR BRAVERY and STANDING FOR THE FALLEN, which all took place on 9-11-15, changed the way our city honors our fallen heroes: Military, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement. Over 900 THE LITTLE WHITE TRUCK WITH THE BIG MISSION books were distributed to 5th grade students by military/fire/police teams on 9/11. Often times military is forgotten during the 9-11 memorials and we want to make sure ALL service branches are honored. The evening memorial was a beautiful event with names of over 600 service members read aloud, musical performances, helmets and dog tags lit, photos of the fallen, and members of the community as well as those who serve standing for the fallen. What On Purpose Journey is up to: -The Badger Detachment of the Marine Corps League presented the Americanism Award to On Purpose Journey and Mollie for our work in spreading awareness using the children's book THE LITTLE WHITE TRUCK WITH THE BIG MISSION. -Sent Morale Builder Packages and will send more, pending funding, to our deployed heroes. -Joined Paramount Pediatric Dentistry for a candy collection last week where over 600lbs of candy were collected and distributed for the troops. -Joined the Milwaukee Fire Department for their Warm Up Winter Program this year, where one of the founders is a veteran. Over 8,000 kids in the community are receiving brand new coats (and hats and scarves!) in the next two weeks and to see their faces when they get their coat--is priceless! -Starting to plan for the 9-11-2016 Tribute Events BOOKS FOR BRAVERY and STANDING FOR THE FALLEN. We're looking for sponsors, donations, challenge coins for our We Are One Display (coins from military organizations, fire departments, honor guards, and law enforcement!), a fire helmet from FDNY, and a police hat from the NYPD (for our central display.) To have something representative from the Pentagon for our central display would be awesome as well. -We are again part of the Combined Federal Campaign. Our CFC # is 97433. Please consider making us your charity choice! And a million thanks to those who already contribute to On Purpose Journey through the CFC--your funds are soooo helpful in completing our mission! To see some photos from our 9/11/15 event, check out our Facebook page: Facebook 9-11-15 Photos for On Purpose Journey Inc. To donate, check out our website page: https://onpurposejourney.com/donate/ We truly appreciate those who have made the choice to serve--we are surrounded by treasured gems. Not only today, but every day, we aim to spread awareness, to promote unity, and to remember and honor our fallen heroes as well as those fighting for and protecting our freedom today. Thank you for helping us do this!
~Your On Purpose Journey Inc. Team