FURTHER INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW
The goal of this raffle is to raise funds to provide Disney vacations for wounded soldiers and their families. Often, these soldiers are away from their families for long periods of time and many return home with life-altering injuries. Providing a family vacation is our way of saying thank you for their service and sacrifice. We also wish to acknowledge the families these soldiers leave behind when they go off to war. Their spouses and children have sacrificed valuable family time that can not be replaced. Their sacrifice often goes unnoticed.
In the past, I have received generous donations from family and friends to make these trips happen. Since Christmas 2006, we have sent 10 families on all-expense paid trips to Disney. (Our 11th and 12th families are scheduled to go in May and June) One soldier expressed how valuable the trip was to his family by saying, "The trip to Disney was like a springboard for my family to re-connect, catch-up on time lost and to plan for our new future."
I will continue to donate my timeshare weeks to these soldiers as long as there are funds available to pay for the other expenses involved. Hopefully this raffle will allow us to continue for a few more trips.
The winner will be able to pick from a variety of weeks available through out the year (or next year if they wish). I will be as accommodating as possible for our winner.
The winner will be picked July 10, 2010 at Rockaway's Wounded Warrior Weekend festivities by one of our participating soldiers. The winner will be contacted by phone and be posted on the Graybeard's website (www.Graybeards.com)
Expenses of the trips vary greatly depending on the discounts available and where the soldiers are traveling from. I take care of the timeshare. The funds raised will cover traveling expenses of the families, park tickets, rental cars when needed, parking and a food stipend.
The timeshare is not a Disney Timeshare. The timeshare being raffled and the one the soldiers stay at is located 5 minutes outside the Disney Theme Parks. The name of the resort is the Westgate Vacation Villas.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Thank you very much for helping out. This has been a very worthwhile and rewarding experience that is greatly appreciated by our participating soldiers.
All the best,