Eastern Iowa Honor Flight was presented a check in the amount of $85,000.00 from the employees of Quaker through fundraising efforts of the Valor Group. These are employees of Quaker who are veterans, and are driven to make sure that as many veterans possible get the opportunity to travel to see the memorials in Washington, DC dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Our thanks to Allen Stekl, Jason Brandon, Steve Blake, the members of the Valor Group, and the many employees of Quaker, and their parent company PepsiCo for their company match.
We stopped by PMX Industries to present the company with a certificate of appreciation for their recent donation of $20,050.00. Company President S G Kim accepted for the company on behalf of the employees.
This certificate of appreciation was presented to the one entity who is a vital supporting component of our operations. Without them and their support, our flight operations would get very interesting. We stopped by the Eastern Iowa Airport to thank them for their continuing partnership and support.
The Wright-Way Trailer Company of Hiawatha, IA recently provided the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight with a trailer for our use until such time as we are no longer in business. This greatly increases our logistics ability. So we stopped by to thank them, and also present them with a certificate of appreciation.
International Paper Company – Cedar River Mill. We received a donation of $2000.00 from them.
We would like to thank the Riders from American Legion Post #45, Manchester, Iowa for their support of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. They came to our meeting and presented us with a check in the amount of $1100.00. Our thanks to Mike Zellner (President), Travis Letts (Vice-President), Samantha Edwards (Secretary), Mike Paulsen, and Loras Mensen, along with other members of the group for their tremendous donation. Thank you for thinking of our veterans and the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Also shown in the picture is Russ Dunn (far left), President, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, and Roger Uthoff (far right), Treasurer, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.
We received a donation in the amount of $4700.00 from the Hawkeye Area Labor Council. The represents the proceeds from the August 16th golf outing at the Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg, IA. Thank you, Hawkeye Area Labor Council, for your tremendous donation (2nd year in a row) to the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight and our mission of honoring our veterans. Shown left to right, Russ Dunn, President, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, Rick Moyle, President, Hawkeye Area Labor Council, and Roger Uthoff, EIHF Treasurer.
On August 8th, the Valor Group of Quaker Employees hosted a golf tournament at Brown Deer course in Coralville. We received just over $10,000.00 from that outing. ON behalf of the veterans we serve, the EIHF Board of Directors and volunteers would like to thank the Quaker Employees and in particular the Valor Group for making this event and donation happen.
On Saturday. August 16th at the Wildcat Golf Course in Shellsburg was the site for the annual Hawkeye Labor Council’s golf outing. Once again, EIHF benefitted from this outing. On behalf of the veterans we serve, the EIHF Board of Directors and volunteers would like to express our thanks to Rick Moyle and the other members of the Labor Council as well as all participants, for a donation of $4714.00 from this outing.