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charities for disabled skydivers? do they exist and what are they?

 


arlo  (D License)

Jul 14, 2005, 8:46 AM
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hey guys-

is anyone aware of a charity specifically set up for disabled skydivers? this is a serious question otherwise i'd be asking for ticket donations in MY name. ;)

but any help would be greatly appreciated. i am aware of the group "pieces of eight" so i'll research that a bit as well. specifics would be appreciated.

thanks in advance!
arlo


JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 14, 2005, 1:49 PM
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I don't understand what you're looking for.

Do you want a charity which will pay for a first jump for disabled people?

Or do you want a charity which will help someone financially who has been injured in a skydiving accident?

Or what?


arlo  (D License)

Jul 14, 2005, 2:00 PM
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i think it would be more to help someone who has been disabled in a skydiving accident - a way to help out a fellow skydiver.

the reason i'm asking is because our friend's mom may want donations to go to a charity for disabled skydivers. thta's all i really know. her son died on july 4th at crosskeys and the memorial service/ash dive is being held on the 23rd. i think she's looking for a way to "in lieu of flowers..." but i'm not 100% sure. i'm just throwing the feelers out now so i have some info.

sorry it's clear as mud. Frown


JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 15, 2005, 12:18 PM
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In reply to:
our friend's mom may want donations to go to a charity for disabled skydivers. thta's all i really know. her son died on july 4th at crosskeys and the memorial service/ash dive is being held on the 23rd. i think she's looking for a way to "in lieu of flowers..."

I don't know of any nationwide fund like that. These things tend to happen at the local level, on an as-needed basis, organized by local jumpers who are friends of someone who was injured.

The only national fund collection is for the USPA funds; Airport Access Defense Fund, or the Competition Fund.

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.


(This post was edited by JohnRich on Jul 15, 2005, 12:19 PM)



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