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When compassion, patriotism and RVs collide, good issues occur. That is precisely why Epic RV has organized a – for lack of a greater phrase – epic fundraiser this Saturday benefitting Corporal Wyatt Wilson and household.
On August 26, Wilson, a Marine Corps corporal and Utah native was critically injured within the suicide bombing that killed 13 of his U.S. comrades, dozens of Afghan residents and injured many extra on the Kabul Airport. Initially from Carbon County, Wilson sustained a number of accidents to his chest and face, in accordance with a September KSL report. Whereas Wilson underwent surgical procedure to restore his jaw, he’ll want ongoing surgical procedures to deal with shrapnel wounds to his torso and extremities.
Whereas a GoFundMe has been arrange for Wilson and his household, the fund has obtained simply over $33,000 of its $100,000 purpose. With Wilson and his household – together with spouse Justice and daughter Poppy – nonetheless in want of assist via an sudden and troublesome time, Epic RV has stepped as much as the plate – lunch plate that’s. Saturday’s fundraiser features a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and scorching canine. The fee is $10 per plate and all proceeds go on to the Wilson household.
Whether or not or not you are having lunch, you will depart the occasion having finished some good – and perhaps with a candy new toy besides. In alternate in your $20 ticket, you will be entered right into a drawing for some wonderful prizes, together with a brand-new 2021 Aspen Path 17BH RV, courtesy of Epic RVs. Different prizes embrace a transportable Camp Chef pellet grill, Dewalt drill set, reward playing cards and different thrilling camping-themed prizes.
All proceeds of the occasion will go on to the Wilson household and might be used to cowl the myriad sudden bills they proceed to face all through this ordeal, together with journey, lodging and meals.
The occasion hits off Saturday, Oct. 9 from 12 p.m. to five p.m. at Epic RV at 5129 North Hwy 6 in Helper. Prize drawing tickets are $20 every, with a free ticket included for each 5 bought. Tickets are at present accessible at Epic RV, A1 Rental, Carbon Emery RV, JN Auto and Worth Auto Farm.
An opportunity to win an RV and you do not must be current to win
Tickets can be bought via Venmo. Please handle cost to @wilson_fundraiser. Whereas you do not want to be current to win any of the prizes, you should be over 18 to win the grand prize RV.
The occasion is only a small method to present appreciation for the state’s women and men in uniform. Final month, Senator Mitt Romney expressed his gratitude to U.S. service members in Afghanistan on the Senate flooring. The speech, as reported by Deseret Information, known as out Wilson particularly.
“You and your brothers and sisters in arms have answered the decision to serve with valor and devotion, and your service rendered continues to guard us to today,” Romney mentioned.
Should you’re in search of a possibility to specific your gratitude to one among Utah’s personal, make sure you take part in Saturday’s occasion – whether or not or not you could be there in individual.
For extra data non the fundraiser, go to Epic RV or name 435-472-2000.