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.
Roger Uthoff and George Rickey were at Toyota Financial Services, where they were presented with a donation in the amount of $3130.00. This was a combination of employee donations and a company match. Thank you employees of Toyota Financial in Cedar Rapids for helping us continue our mission of honoring our veterans with a trip to their memorials in Washington, DC. In the picture below are (left to right) Patty Berzinski, Roger Uthoff (EIHF Treasurer), Tracy Bennett, Rebecca Nedrow, Megan Doyle, Forrest Wendling, and Thomas Janusz.
The first and second graders have a school store where they sell school supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, etc) during the school year. They always donate their proceeds to a charity. This year, they selected the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight as their charity of choice. We were presented with a check in the amount of $1650.00! Our thanks to Jessie Bushman(left) and Greta Davis (right) in the photo with Roger for the invitation and to the students for their support of Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.
We received a check for $1000 from their second annual Fundraising Dinner benefitting Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Our thanks to the Auxiliary for their continued support of our mission.
A big thank you once again to Rockwell Collins, a longtime supporter of Eastern Iowa Honor Flight and our mission to honor our veterans. Today, we received a check in the amount of $14,500.00 which is a second donation we have received to support an upcoming Flight. Pictured below (l-r): Roger Uthoff, EIHF Treasurer, Jenny Becker and Tim Carson of Rockwell Collins, and Mike Wilson, EIHF Board Advisor. Donors, whether corporate or individual, are who get our wheels off the ground.
On January 22, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight received a check in the amount of $7240.00 from the Iowa Interstate Railroad and their parent company Railroad Development Corporation. This was a fund raising effort of their employees along with a company match that raised funds for both The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight and the Quad Cities Honor Flight (Iowa Interstate also has operations in Illinois). President and CEO of Iowa Interstate, Jerome P. Lipka stated, “many of our employees are veterans. The employees of Iowa Interstate Railroad and Railroad Development Corporation have not forgotten the wounds and scars suffered by them and those who went before in keeping America free.” On behalf of the veterans we serve and our volunteers, the Board of Directors of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight would like to thank the many employees of Iowa Interstate, along with Jerome Lipka, Vice-President Carrie Evans, Bobbi Allen, Human Resources Director, and Cindy Meyer, Assistant Human Resources Director for this generous donation.
Thank you to the Isle of Iowa Parrot Head Club for their very generous total donation of $11,893.98 presented to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight this evening during their monthly meeting in Cedar Rapids. These were their proceeds from “Island Fever Phlocking 2013” which is their annual party and get-together. On behalf of the Board and Volunteers of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, as well as the veterans we serve, thank you!