Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Wounded EOD Warrior Event - WEODWF- 2 Day Ride!

All Hands - Read this message from Ens. Matt Byington.

"Hooya, Rembrandt!"

Family and Friends-

As you know, I am currently studying Arabic in the capital city of Amman, Jordan as part of my initial training to become an Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer. This training has been tough, but it has brought me many great experiences and opportunities to grow, such as this month-long immersion. However, another tremendous opportunity has presented itself, one that I need your help to accomplish.

From 13-15 November, a dedicated group of athletes will participate in a fully supported 2-day bike ride from Naval Station Point Mugu south to Liberty Station in San Diego in order to raise money for the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation. This event provides an opportunity to enjoy one of the most spectacular biking tracks in America, while supporting our Wounded EOD Warriors and their families. All proceeds will go to the WEODWF ( which funds and supports military EOD families caring for their loved ones at military medical facilities across the country. The resources provided to the families are above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The resources of the WEODWF are entirely obtained through donations and fund-raising events.

My goal is to raise $750 for this organization. For my part, I will be donating $250 as a start towards this goal. If you would like to help me along in this journey, I (as long as the EOD warriors receiving aid from this fundraiser) would greatly appreciate it.

If you would like to give a monetary donation, be it $5 or $50 or any other amount you would like to donate, please make checks payable to:

WEODWF 2-Day Ride

Also, please send the checks to my address so I can submit them all together. My address is:

5 Sommerset Vale
Monterey, CA 93940

I will be returning to Monterey on 23Oct, and will be submitting donations and the entrance for on 30Oct. However, any donations received after that I will submit prior to the event.

If you have any questions or would like any more information, please do not hesitate to ask. Also, if you know of anyone else that may be interested in donating, please let me know so I can get in contact with them. I hope that life is giving you all the best, and thank you for your support.

Very Respectfully,

ENS Matthew Byington

[Image: Matt Byington running in the Avenue of the Giants Marathon.]

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