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Special Fundraiser for The WAVES Project

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BENEFITING: Waves Project Inc

Drew Richardson

THE STORY:

Many years ago, like you, I fell in love with diving and it remains a passion for me to this day. I understand the power of teaching people to dive and have personally seen fear changed to courage as scuba diving transforms people across the planet. In my life’s journey as a diver, I have been amazed by the remarkable effects of scuba diving as both a psychological and physical therapy for people with disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) this is a particularly profound, powerful and beneficial effect gained when our wounded warrior veterans are provided with an opportunity to engage.

Some time ago I met the incredible people at the W.A.V.E.S. Project (Wounded American Veterans Experience SCUBA). The WAVES Project is a small 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization established in Southern California to provide an opportunity for our American veterans who have service related injuries, from physical injuries to PTSD, and also their families to experience the freedom of SCUBA Diving. It is a passionate group of people who have big hearts and volunteer their time to help wounded veterans and their family’s experience the joy of scuba diving. The WAVES Project’s programs are focused on continued support, services, rehabilitation and diving companionship for a lifetime. The nonprofit teaches and trains veterans to become scuba divers, giving them new found freedom, confidence and a chance to dive below the surface to discover a life-altering experience. I am impressed with the efficiency of the WAVES organization in keeping administrative costs down to a minimum in order to provide direct benefits to more people in need and fulfilling their mission.  Click here to see the WAVES Project in action: ABC 7 Los Angeles

The PADI organization supports the WAVES Project’s Mission and work and I personally believe that grassroots programs like this are a critical ingredient to help us all pay it forward in life. The WAVES Project needs your help too. This special fundraiser is trying to raise $30,000 for the organization and hope that you will find it in your heart to make a contribution to this campaign. Through your support and donation, the WAVES Project will be enabled to provide the diving experience at no cost to veterans in need, their dive buddy and family. Will you help?

Thank you so much for your kind consideration of support and safe diving to you.

Warm regards,

Drew Richardson, Ed.D

President and CEO PADI Worldwide

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To This Fundraiser

$6,510

MONEY RAISED
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  • Drew Richardson, President & CEO PADI Worldwide

    $1,500

  • Jennifer Small

    $50

  • Nancy Fisher

    $100

  • Jenn and Chris Thomas

    $50

  • Lucy Dunbar

    $50

  • Darah Dreyer

    $50

  • Julie Cano

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lauren Wiskerson

    $25

  • James Marttila

    $100

  • Ross Neill

    $50

  • Lisa Joralemon

    $25

  • Lauren Richardson

    $25

  • Kelly Rockwood

    $25

  • Will Hughes

    $50

  • Peter Wilde

    $1,000

  • David Phillips

     

  • AlanJan

    $25

  • Mary Kaye & Deryl Hester

    $50

  • Smokey Mountain Catering

     

  • Mary & Gary Winter

     

  • Natalie

    $25

  • Bill Lindsey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom Ingram

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Dellasanta

    $250

  • Julian Friel

     

  • Kelsi Currier and Kevin Gibbons

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • jose gonzales

    $100

  • The Guenza Family

     

  • Chris Osterman

    $25

  • Lisa Schreiber

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Garry Cotton

    $50

  • Lisa Loomis

    $50

  • Steven Larson

    $100

  • sivakumar sethuraman

    $20

  • Brad Smith

    $50

  • Michael and Penny Janssen

    $200

  • Steve Clifford

    $250

  • Kristin Valette

    $250

  • Elizabeth Rubel

    $25

  • Cing Chang

    $25

  • LeRoy Wickham

    $100

  • Janet Callahan

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Captain Steven Grover & Family

    $100

  • USAF RET Michael and Jean Maberry

    $25

  • CA Dream Diver's Club

    $400

  • Ed Stolzenberg

    $50

  • Mary Solomon, Lt Col, USAF(Ret) & PADI DM

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wesley Chee

    $10

  • Linda Burrus

    $100

  • Alan Jan

    $25

  • Nancy Simpson

    $25

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22% Raised of$30,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,510 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Drew Richardson

Amount Raised

$6,510

 

22% Raised of$30,000 Goal

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Bruce Bartlow

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson

DONATION: $25

Tribute to Patricia Shelton 3 years ago

Alan Jan

Alan Jan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Linda Burrus

Linda Burrus

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Wesley Chee

Wesley Chee

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Mary Solomon, Lt Col, USAF(Ret) & PADI DM

Mary Solomon, Lt Col, USAF(Ret) & PADI DM

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ed Stolzenberg

Ed Stolzenberg

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

CA Dream Diver's Club

CA Dream Diver's Club

DONATION: $400

3 years ago

USAF RET Michael and Jean Maberry

USAF RET Michael and Jean Maberry

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Captain Steven Grover & Family

Captain Steven Grover & Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago