Erin Berky's Fundraiser:

30 by 30 - Berky's Birthday Memorial

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BENEFITING: EOD WARRIOR FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Mar 22, 2014

Erin Berky

THE STORY:

$30 by 30. Will you join me?

On March 22, 2014, Bryan Berky would have been 30 years old. He was just 12 days older than me, and throughout our 12 years of life together he never let me live those 12 days down. He loved to tease me about how he was older than me; that is, until the subject of turning 30 came up. I loved turning that joke around and reminding him he would turn 30 before me... neither of us ever thought that day might not come.

On September 12, 2009 at the young age of 25, Bryan, a USAF SSgt, gave his life for his country. A dedicated Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, Bryan was on his third deployment and was just a few weeks from returning home to his family: me, his parents, his brother, and especially his then-8-month-old baby boy, Harrison.

All who knew Bryan will never forget his passionate spirit, his huge smile, and his infectious laughter. He was a joker, a musician, the king of shenanigans. He was a devoted husband, a proud father, a loving son, a great brother, a loyal friend, and a tremendous EOD tech. Bryan made a huge impact during his 25 years, and will live forever in the hearts of many.

While Bryan is likely to be remembered for his crazy stories, at the end of the day he believed in giving to the things that mattered. To commemorate his 30th birthday, I would love to honor Bryan's memory by giving back to one of those thing -- the EOD community that was such a big part of his life. The EOD Warrior Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that honors fallen EOD warriors and provides assistance to wounded EOD warriors and the families of wounded and fallen EOD personnel.

This fundraiser will be open until Bryan's 30th birthday on 3/22/14. 30 days, $30 from each of us, for a 30th birthday that would have been celebrated with the vigor only understood by EOD. Will you join me?

Happy birthday, Bryan!

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To This Fundraiser

$3,605

MONEY RAISED
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  • Robert and Sheryl Cronan

    $30

  • Tammi Croteau, 319th EOD

    $30

  • Jenna Cragg Hewett

    $30

  • Erin Berky

    $90

  • Mike and Becky Davis

    $30

  • Matthew Hefti

    $30

  • April Green

    $30

  • Shane and Sariah Baze

    $30

  • A family of 6 by 30

    $180

  • Justin Hamilton

    $100

  • Carol Starr

    $30

  • Jessica

    $50

  • Joshua, Aiden and Gillian Rupp

    $100

  • The Blanton Family

    $30

  • David, Heather, Cooper and a Llama

    $120

  • Andrea Williams Lumpkin & Family

    $30

  • Jerbo

    $100

  • Larry and Bambi Lipinski

    $60

  • Charles, Ashley- Hodge

     

  • Ryan & Judith

    $100

  • Alex & Jen

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Colby and Ashley Maxwell

    $30

  • EOmfD

    $30

  • Anthony DeMarino

    $50

  • Harrison Berky

    $50

  • Annette Mosley

    $50

  • Penelope

    $100

  • Sullivan Family

    $30

  • Lee & Linda Wherry

    $60

  • Adam Grimm

    $30

  • Sean, Joy, Ethan and Zoe McLaughlin

    $120

  • Ryan & Olivia McClary

    $50

  • Harry Bounds

    $60

  • The Ostberg Family

    $60

  • Trudy & Lenny Eckstein

    $30

  • A proud EOD tech mom

    $30

  • Chris and Cathy Frost

    $30

  • David Howell

    $100

  • Jim & Doreen Fitzpatrick

     

  • Joe & Ellyn

    $60

  • Jeff & Katie England

    $30

  • The Marden Family

    $30

  • M.A.

     

  • Jon and Cyndi Lundgren

    $30

  • Angie Cox and Susan Jones

     

  • Kris & Phil (Western Australia)

    $30

  • Travis Few and Family

    $30

  • Cheryl and Harvey Ellis

     

  • Laz and Naomi Acosta

    $50

  • Doug and Robyn Moore

    $100

  • Doc, Tracy, and the other 3.

    $30

  • Whitney Wise

    $30

  • The Coppock Family

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andersen EOD Shop

    $100

  • Gunnrmike

    $30

  • Matthew Sullivan

    $30

  • Abram Lafferty

    $30

  • Kari H

    $50

  • Donna Hartley

    $30

  • Andrew Ehlers

    $100

  • Mike and Elizabeth

    $30

  • Greg & Tammy Mittelman

    $60

  • Cody Lee Cochran

    $30

  • Michael & Jennifer Arnold

     

  • Angelo Giannosa

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $90

  • Duane Kuhlow, Jr.

    $50

  • Linda and Ron Rumsey

    $30

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The Team: $3,605 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Erin Berky

Amount Raised:

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120% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Linda and Ron Rumsey

Linda and Ron Rumsey

DONATION: $30

Colby Maxwell's mother and father in-law 1 year ago

Duane Kuhlow, Jr.

Duane Kuhlow, Jr.

DONATION: $50

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $90

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ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

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Angelo Giannosa

Angelo Giannosa

DONATION: $50

Miss you bro! 1 year ago