4th Annual “Help A Vet Fundraiser”
Location: Rodeside Grill in Windsor/Deforest.
We raise money that will be distributed to a number of local organizations that work with our Vets. Causes include feeding homeless veterans on Thanksgiving, Badger Honor Flight, Home Health United and more. This year’s goal is $25,000, between donations, raffle ticket sales and Rodeside Gill’s donating 10% of their sales raised on Veterans Day we strive to achieve this goal. Plus as an added feature this year, we will have former Green Bay Packer kicker Chris Jacke present, signing autographs and taking pictures, all proceeds raised will be donated back for the fundraiser.
This event started with a simple idea of raising $500 during a lunch hour by donating tips and the Rodeside Gill giving 10%of their sales to the fundraiser.
It turned into raising over $3000 plus the amount of free meals to Veterans that stopped in for lunch or dinner that day. Last year we raised over $10,000 through our raffle and donations. Each year we presented the money to V.F.W. Post 7591 on Cottage Grove Road in Madison, so that they could distribute the money to the proper shelters and places that were hosting Thanksgiving dinner for homeless Veterans. – David Whedon, organizer