Thursday, February 11, 2010

Polar Bear Plunge

Howdy Friends,
I am writing to let you know I need your help.
As most of you know, my brother Lee retired from the Navy with 26 yrs service, and he was in E.O.D. (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) translated as the
Bomb Squad. He is currently working for a company A-T solutions that works directly with the military and Homeland Security and local Police & Fire depts- to train in the latest techniques for safety. Lee is currently in Iraq, training the military in the latest info about the I.E.D's (improvised explosive devices).

If you saw the movie "The Hurt Locker" those were EOD technicians depicted in the movie and the job they do is exactly as depicted- find bombs and disarm them. Sometimes it doesn't go as planned and people get hurt or worse- die. It is a very dangerous job.

His company has a foundation for the EOD technicians wounded by these IED's. It is the Wounded EOD Warrior foundation. They provide financial assistance, medical and emotion support to the member and the family after an injury. They rely on donations to help assist these wounded EOD warriors.

Each year they hold different fund raisers, Golf tournaments, concerts and a Polar Bear Plunge. Each year my brother Lee does the Polar Bear Plunge, but since he is away, I told him I would go in his place. It is the least I can do, sacrifice a little body heat for a good cause... The plunge is Feb 27th, in Fredericksburg, VA and we will be plunging into the Rappahannock river.

These are pictures from last years Polar Bear Plunge. Please check them out. They will post pic of this years also.

I need to get as many folks as possible to sponsor me- it can be as little as $1.00 or as much as you like. I am doing the plunge- even if I only raise $10.00-
but won't you help me raise more for these brave soldiers.

I am attaching a poster for the event, and a sponsor sheet. If you know other folks who may be able to donate- please feel free to collect from them and fill out the sponsor form. It has the mailing address and the info if you want a tax receipt. Please list me Lori Dunn as the person you are sponsoring- Sherri has the rest of my info. If you are the only donor- just make the check out to "WEODWF" and list my name on your check under the memo heading as the plunger. The mailing address is listed below.
Or you can pay by Paypal .

I truly appreciate any and all help you can give me on this fund raiser. It's Bold to be Cold! and it is for a great cause. If you have more questions, please feel free to call Sherri Beck, 540-373-2766 or
Thank you so much!
Lori Dunn

Polar Bear Plunge 2010

mail to
Sherri Beck
c/o Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation
11905 Bowman Drive, Suite 510
Fredericksburg, VA

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