GruntLife Elbert Wood WWII Fund

For: Elbert Wood
Organizer: DEREK CLOUTIER
GruntLife Elbert Wood WWII Fund (Elbert Wood)
$6,500
of $8,000 goal.
Raised by 164 donors
81% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

HELP US SUPPORT A MAN THAT HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR OUR COUNTRY!!

Elbert Wood, a WW2 Marine Corps veteran, came home to the unthinkable on Jan 21, 2013. His home had been vandalized by 2 boys. The boys had spray painted his walls, furniture, carpeting, television and nearly anything else they could. At 93 years old, Mr. Elbert Wood, though disabled, chooses to remain within his own home that he built 55 years ago in Houston, TX. Just over 2 weeks prior to this incident, Mr. Wood had laid his wife to rest. We are now seeking the funds to send Mr. Wood to Washington D.C., so he may go and see the WW2 memorial. The funds raised will help to cover all expenses for the trip to include airfare, transportation in D.C., food and other expenses for both Mr. Elbert Wood and one caregiver.

On behalf of Mr. Elbert Wood, his family, GruntLife and veterans everywhere, we THANK YOU sincerely.

Semper Fi, 
Derek Cloutier
[email protected]
www.GruntLife.org
www.facebook.com.GruntLifeUSA

News Links...
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8964256

http://marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/01/marine-marines-help-world-war-II-veteran-house-destroyed-vandals-elbert-wood-012813

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/20877802/2013/01/30/online-donations-help-world-war-ii-veteran-victim-of-home-invasion

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 27, 2013

Posted on February 27, 2013

Today is the last day of our fundraiser for Mr. Wood. It has been a long road repairing his home and raising the money. The amount of help, love and support you all have given is outstanding and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I will be discussing trip details with the Wood family very soon, once I recieve the funds from this site I will make out a check for Mr. Elbert Wood and send it out to him. I'll be posting a confirmation of funds on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/GruntLifeUSA 

Thanks you so much
Semper Fi
Derek Cloutier
GruntLife


Posted on January 30, 2013

Posted on January 30, 2013

Thank you so much for all your support. So far we have reached $5680 in our attempt to raise money for Mr. Wood, and family. As of now we are in the planning process to get him everything he needs for his trip to Washington D.C. Let's not let this cause slow down. We raised the bar after we realised how awesome everyone has been in helping this fundraiser. Just to let you know Mr. Wood's story made it into the Marine Corps Times this week as well, please check out the story and post a comment. (LINK BELOW).

http://marinecorpstimes.com/news/2013/01/marine-marines-help-world-war-II-veteran-house-destroyed-vandals-elbert-wood-012813

Please help us share this with all you know or send emails to your local news stations, radios stations etc. If you have any connections with airlines, hotels, transportation, etc or you would like to sponser Mr. Wood and family please send us an email. 

If you would like to reach us at GRUNTLIFE, please send all emails to...
[email protected]

Semper Fi,
GRUNTLIFE


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