26 January 2010

Operation Open Wings

Today I received final approval for ACE's Fundraiser Event to raise money for the American Red Cross Relief Fund for Haiti!

I was home on the friday night after the earthquake had happened, and experienced a 5.3 Earthquake for the first time here on Okinawa. Then I thought to myself after being a little frightened that this could be us. I put myself in the Haitian people's shoes, and being on a small island realized that we would be asking and praying for help from surrounding countries just like they have been. And would rely on outside help to get through such a devastation. So I then realized that we could do something amazing and help and support the Island Nation of Haiti from the other side of the World. So over the weekend I came up with a plan and mission and named it Operation Open Wings. I knew that it would be impossible for me to do this myself and that I was going to need to put a team together to achieve the mission.

So first thing Monday morning last week I brought it to my ACE (Airman Committed to Excellence) Executives to see if we could sponsor this Operation. Well they gave it go. Since then I have been teaming up with Private Organizations around Team Kadena including Operation Warm heart who is our co-sponor, Top 3, Chiefs Club, CGOC, 5/6 Club, Red Cross and a few others. As a TEAM we are working together to put on some fundraising events. Our big one is going to be a 5k Run, 5 Feb 2010. Meet in front of Risner Gym. Registration will begin at 0615 and the run will start at 0700. To run there will be a $5 minimum donation.

 We have set a goal of raising 10k. To do this we are going to need a minimum of 2000 runners! Some people have said that's a little high. And some people reading this will think the same but it's not. We have 20,000+ people on Kadena Air Base and we are asking for 2000 runners. So this can be done and we are going to work hard to see that it gets done.

 We are asking for support from Commanders to encourage their people to come out for Friday morning P.T and participate in a good cause and help raise money for the American Red Cross to give to the unfortunate victims of Haiti.


Restaurant Brugge said...

great post thanks 4 this post

web development said...

really awesome thanks

web designing said...

thanks 4 this post

Aquarium Jelly said...

This is the best post i have read today, the image shared is very impressive. Thanks for sharing it.
website design company in bangalore | website development company in bangalore | seo experts bangalore

Special Instructables said...

The information in this post pretty nice & helpful. Please post continues such a nice.

home tutor in bangalore | home tuition services in bangalore

Michel Babun said...

The air force of the US was established in 1947 after the world war 2. Nowadays the US air force is one of the best air force in the world. If you want to know about the US Airforce then you can visit our site. US air force bases

Rakshu rak said...

Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog, really useful and informative

Website Design Course in Bangalore | Web Designing Course in Bangalore

Rakshu rak said...

The post is very great and information is also useful.

website design course in bangalore | web designing course in bangalore

Durgashree Tour and Travel said...

Fully Fantastic Post. Your all post was always been great, Lots of thanks for sharing the best and useful information. Thanks again!

Outstation Cabs in Bangalore
Car Rental In Bangalore
Innova for Rent in Bangalore
Cab for Rent in Bangalore