This is great news! Every penny counts when it comes to veterans. Here is a press release courtesy of HAVA:
Longmeadow, MA – November 4, 2014 Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) announces receipt of a $4,000 donation from the Gun Bloggers Rendezvous (GBR) as the result of their gun and accessory raffle at their 9th annual Rendezvous held for 4 days in early September at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.
“HAVA is a worthy cause for all gun bloggers and their readers, and GBR is pleased to have facilitated this award as a result of merchandise donations from many of the leading shooting sports manufacturers, distributors and dealers,” said GBR Executive Director Mike Gallion. “Support for veterans is at the heart of our industry’s instincts, and HAVA does a great job with both disabled veterans and their families.”
“The Gun Bloggers Rendezvous’s donation to the HAVA mission will support disabled veterans in our shooting and hunting events, in a pro-gun environment consistent with both GBR’s mission to promote interest in firearms and our dozens of sponsors from the gun and outdoor industries. Whereas some large veteran’s charities support weakening of our 2nd Amendment rights, HAVA is at the forefront of the traditional view as the only veterans charity that is solely sponsored by shooting sports companies and their volunteers. We and our sponsors speak to veterans and their families with one voice in support of our traditional constitutional rights. Our 19 sustaining sponsors and dozens of other contributors are strong HAVA supporters, and many of them contributed to the GBR event.”
HAVA is a 501(c)3 organization formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans with their healing process through guided hunts, shooting events and other outdoor sports activities. The sustaining sponsor companies are Smith & Wesson, Mossberg, NSSF, Academi, ATK/Federal, Crimson Trace, Diamondback, FMG Publications, Glock, Hornady, Leupold & Stevens, Proof Research, Ruger, Surefire, Sig Sauer, Taurus, XS Sights, Barrett and Yamaha Outdoors among numerous contributing companies. Those who would like to learn more about the HAVA organization can do so at www.honoredveterans.org.
Gun Bloggers Rendezvous is an annual event to promote, educate and encourage the ownership and use of firearms in the United States by assembling the country’s leading gun bloggers for a few days of shooting, good fellowship and fun. It is supported by many industry organizations including the NSSF and NRA among several dozen others