Wounded Warrior Outdoors Inc., a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic outdoor excursions to wounded U.S. and Canadian soldiers, will host its first fundraising event Feb. 24 at the University Club of Orlando in Florida.
The event, hosted by University Club Member Cole Whitaker, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will also be a cash bar with drink specials, and a silent auction. Items up for bid include fishing trips, airline tickets, hunting gear, Orlando Magic basketball tickets, and other unique items.
All tips, donations and auction proceeds will benefit WWO. The event is free but reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 407.425.2514 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWO was founded by Ron Raboud, CEO of The Rabco Corp., which provides pre-engineered metal buildings for the self-storage industry. The non-profit covers all the expenses for the veterans’ trips, including airfare, ground transportation, food and lodging. The goal is to provide outdoor trips for up to 50 veterans every year as funding allows. The trips take place at four diverse locations, including Alaska, Florida and Texas in the States, and British Columbia, Canada.
WWO also recently launched the One for the Troops campaign. The fundraiser encourages self-storage operators around the country to donate the proceeds from any size self-storage unit to WWO. Operators can commit to a single month or make it an ongoing donation, and can choose any size unit.