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Rod's Ironman for Veterans Recovery Resources

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owner profile imageFINAL UPDATE: $11,225 RAISED FOR VETERANS RECOVERY RESOURCES!!!
November 06, 2017

All, I and everyone associated with Veterans Recovery Resources (VRR) are humbled by your very generous support for our heroes in need.  Together,  See more

BENEFITING: Veterans Recovery Resources

EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2017

Rod Middleton

THE STORY:

In September 2017, I retired from US federal government service with more than 36 years of work in the US Air Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Instead of seeking another job, I have decided I will volunteer as much of my time as possible for charitable causes. Through a work colleague, I became aware of Veterans Recovery Resources, a Mobile, Alabama based public charity established by veterans, for veterans. Veterans Recovery Resources' mission is to deliver the highest-quality, compassionate, affordable mental wellness and addiction recovery services to all veterans–and their families–who need help. Veterans Recovery Resources will provide, without discrimination, care for emergency mental health conditions to individuals regardless of their eligibility for financial assistance or for governmental assistance. On November 4, 2017, I will compete in Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach. This race covers 140.6 miles and includes, in order, a 2.4 mile ocean swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. The total distance must be covered in no more than 17 hours. In 2015, I competed in Ironman Florida and raised more than $8,000 for another charity. Despite the fact that my body crumbled at mile 127.5, ending my race that year, I found the fundraising experience extremely fulfilling. In 2016, I again competed in Ironman Florida. This time, though, I did not raise money for a charity. I felt like I had to first prove to myself and everyone else that I could actually finish the race. Then, and only then, I believed I could again ask people for support for a charity. That year, I completed the race in 14 hours and 36 minutes. Although thrilled to have finished the event, I discovered the lack of fundraising left me with a somewhat empty feeling. In 2017, I am dedicating my participation in Ironman Florida to all veterans, particularly those in need. I am setting a lofty goal to raise $15,000 for Veterans Recovery Resources. While I welcome encouragement to help me finish the race, I would really appreciate financial support to help our veterans. Please join me in this cause.

$11,225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa Reiter

    $50

  • Levonda Huntley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jay & Lee Jacko

    $100

  • Dru Moore

    $25

  • George

     

  • Erika Soucie

    $25

  • Jodi

    $50

  • Doak

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Caitlin

    $100

  • John & Nancy Hamill

     

  • JC

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pete and Lisa Mangelsdorf

    $100

  • K2

    $250

  • Allan Frank

    $100

  • Icey Jenkins

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lynn & Nick Edwards

    $500

  • Miranda Middleton

    $100

  • Todd J. Piantedosi

    $50

  • B & K Connor

    $200

  • Doug and Susan RHB

    $100

  • Lauren Casa

    $50

  • Claudene Nichols

    $100

  • Chad

    $100

  • Will Bardenwerper

    $25

  • Harris5

    $100

  • Brian Guy

    $100

  • David French

    $50

  • John Hess

    $100

  • Vickie

    $50

  • William Finegan

     

  • Michael Smith

    $50

  • Adam & Heidi

    $100

  • Tom Ravenelle & Terry Sousoures

     

  • Tom & Tip Neer

     

  • Mark and Sue Connor

    $100

  • Foster Family

    $50

  • Todd & Sylvia

    $250

  • The Seegers

    $50

  • Dede Nevin

    $50

  • Ken Harris

    $40

  • Amy

    $50

  • Joseph & Katie Bolton

    $50

  • Kelly & Chris

    $50

  • D-Day

    $100

  • Dan and Cheryl Stankoski

    $100

  • Dennis Perkins

    $50

  • Jim Caimano

    $50

  • Bob Zelina

    $100

  • Howard Whittaker

    $50

  • James Hamilton

    $100

  • BMac

    $50

  • Diane

    $50

  • Mickey Ferron

    $100

  • Megan & Scott

    $100

  • Joe & Renee Sowards

    $25

  • Scott Birkland

    $100

  • Greg N.

    $50

  • Gerd Ballner

    $25

  • Jolene & Darlene Squires

    $100

  • Patricia Middleton

    $100

  • Phil and Beth

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave and Amy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mickey Degnan

    $50

  • Lance and Stacy Kuhn

     

  • Brian Shelly

    $230

  • Glenn Posto

    $50

  • John and Amanda Morton

     

  • Amy, Don, and Samantha

    $50

  • Amy, Don, and Samantha

    $25

  • JVG

     

  • Robert Middleton

    $100

  • Twigs

    $100

  • Dell Lopez

    $50

  • Maureen

     

  • Go Navy!

    $250

  • Buddy & Pat Mathis

    $50

  • Zack

    $50

  • T. Taylor

    $50

  • Alex Correa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • T. Mayes

    $25

  • Christopher Donohue

     

  • Robert Lasky

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian Turner

    $100

  • Laura D.

     

  • Ray Smith

    $136

  • The GARRETT GROUP, Inc.

    $250

  • Tommy and Julie Garrett

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Water bottles extended - For Life!

    $284

  • Nick Shoultz

    $100

  • The Cables

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

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75% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $11,225 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Rod Middleton

Amount Raised

$10,450

 

70% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Hayes

Amount Raised

$775

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

The Cables

The Cables

1 year ago

Nick Shoultz

Nick Shoultz

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Water bottles extended - For Life!

Water bottles extended - For Life!

DONATION: $284

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Tommy and Julie Garrett

Tommy and Julie Garrett

DONATION: $250

Thank you for all of your support of veterans...and our great country! 1 year ago

The GARRETT GROUP, Inc.

The GARRETT GROUP, Inc.

DONATION: $250

Thank you for supporting Veterans Recovery Resources...and everything you've done in support of our great country. Have fun in the Ironman...if such a thing is possible. 1 year ago

Ray Smith

Ray Smith

DONATION: $136

Rod's service 1 year ago

Laura D.

Laura D.

Good luck!! 1 year ago

Brian Turner

Brian Turner

DONATION: $100

1 year ago