We wrote about Horton's Heroes picking-up their new Hero Edition 2009 Wakesetter VLX in late May. Yesterday we received some photos form Attila Tassi, founder of Horton's Heroes, showing the new boat doing its job on the water providing fun and relaxation to an injured serviceman.
Check out the photos of Josh in the Horton's Heroes Wakesetter VLX on flickr.
Horton's Heroes was launched in 2004 by a private citizen [Attila Tassi] looking to make a difference in the lives of Marines, Soldiers, Navy Personnel and Airmen who have served and been wounded in combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Incorporated on October 11, 2007, Horton's Heroes mission is to support injured service personnel undergoing therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital; to try to bring some sense of normalcy to their lives; to show these men and women that people do care.
Horton's Heroes provides a wide range of support. Currently, they provide tickets to sporting events such as the Washington Redskins and Capitals games. They also provide dinners as well as movie and concert tickets. They have funded trips to Las Vegas and sky-diving trips to Ocean City, Maryland. And now they are taking service personnel wakeboarding and tubing on the Potomac River behind their new 2009 Heroes Edition Wakesetter VLX.
Unfortunately, many of the Marines and Soldiers return from combat severely wounded. Providing these services helps them heal mentally and physically. As we obtain more funding and support, we will expand the support we provide to include other services such as legal and financial counseling.
For more information on Horton's Heroes e-mail the founder of the organization, Attila Tassi firstname.lastname@example.org, call 703-928-5516.
If you would like to make a donation, please send your contribution to Horton's Heroes c/o Attila Tassi, 43760 Trade Center Pl. Suite 165, Dulles VA 20166. Please make checks payable to Horton's Heroes. Your donations are tax deductible under section 501 (c) (3) of the internal revenue code and all monies raised directly benefit injured US Military Service Personnel.
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