elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 7,864
edited July 2017 in The Porch

Dear friends and supporters of Operation Yellow Ribbon,

Thanks to you, we are beyond thrilled to say WE DID IT!  WE WON THE WAWA FOUNDATION HERO AWARD!

We cannot thank all of you enough for all the votes, shares and support.  Winning $50,000 from The Wawa Foundation puts us in a great position to continue sending morale boosting care packages to our brave women and men in harm's way for many days to come.

We are beyond grateful for everything.  Thank you for being a part of such a magical ride.  We are so blessed to have your help and support.  Thanks to you, many more smiles on the faces of those who deserve it the most will happen.

From the bottom of our hearts, we are so grateful for your help and support.

For the Troops,

Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey


As you may know Operation Yellow Ribbon is an all-volunteer 501c3 US Service Member support group that sends over 50,000 pounds of morale boosting care packages each year to our brave women and men serving in the US Armed Forces and deployed to the Middle East.

OYR is truly inspired by the activism of Pearl Jam and the amazing give and take relationship between the fan and the band.

We've had many Pearl Jam fans or family members of forum members here be care package recipients in the past.
So many of you have helped in the past and have been beyond generous.  With that said, I come here asking for your help again today:

Please vote for OYR by visiting https://www.thewawafoundation.org/hero-award/

We truly need your help. We try not to ask for too much during the year but this is a time we TRULY NEED YOUR HELP.

We are beyond thrilled to announce that Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey is one of four finalists for this year's Wawa Foundation Hero Award! OYR has a 1 in 4 chance of winning $50,000 which will truly help us with our mission of providing morale boosting care packages and smiles to our brave U.S. Military Personnel deployed to the Middle East.

1) Please vote for OYR by visiting https://www.thewawafoundation.org/hero-award/

Voting is limited to once per email address. You can vote June 15th through June 29th. The Wawa Foundation Hero Award will be announced on Independence Day morning as part of a ceremony on July 4th in front of Independence Hall. The recipient of The Wawa Foundation Hero Award will receive a $50,000 grant and the three runners up will receive $10,000 each.

Thank you for "all that you give and nothing you take"

For the Troops,


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  • cockagecockage Posts: 306
    Fuck + yes!

  • EdsonNascimentoEdsonNascimento Posts: 5,011
    Wow. Great work.  Congrats and good luck!
    Sorry. The world doesn't work the way you tell it to.
  • jeffbrjeffbr SeattlePosts: 5,839
    Voted. Great work elwayvedder!!
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  • pjsteelerfanpjsteelerfan MarylandPosts: 8,958
    ...got a mind full of questions and a teacher in my soul...
  • tino_11tino_11 Posts: 924
    Voted, good luck!!!
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    2014: Milan, Leeds, Milton Keynes
    2017: London II (EV)
    2018: Amsterdam I, London I, London II, Prague
    I voted.....good luck!
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,132
    Done, and thank you :)
  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,755
    Done and thank you as well. 
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    Fuckus rules all
  • RP112579RP112579 Tinley Park, ILPosts: 2,430
    Voted. Good luck!
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  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 4,877
    Cheers to Dave and OYR for all their great work!!
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
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  • a5pja5pj Hershey PAPosts: 3,167
    Done and done, how many emails can I make, hmmm
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  • wwsuicidewwsuicide Posts: 841
    Wife and I voted...good luck man!!
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 51,499
  • stuckinlinestuckinline Posts: 2,112

    Best of luck!
  • SD48277SD48277 Woodstock, NYPosts: 12,079
    Voted! :smile:
  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 7,864
    thank you everyone! i am beyond grateful and blessed to have your support over the years
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 6,519
    Good Luck. Great guy and charity.
  • sdavissdavis Posts: 722
    Hell yeah! Voted! Good luck!
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,142
    Voted and good luck :bee:
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 19,884
    Voted and good luck!
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  • FoxyRedLaFoxyRedLa Lauren / MIPosts: 4,720
    4 more votes in!

    Oh please let it rain today.
    Those that can be trusted can change their mind.
  • HobbesHobbes Pacific NorthwestPosts: 3,452
    Voted. :peace:
  • BIGDaddyWilBIGDaddyWil MichiganPosts: 2,139
    Hell yes!!!! I voted! Great work!
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 14,039
    done.  Good luck Dave!
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 7,262
    Voted twice, work and personal emails. Voter fraud, but for a worthy cause 
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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,491
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 19,884
    Voted twice, work and personal emails. Voter fraud, but for a worthy cause 
    Oh thanks for the idea, count one more vote when I get back to ofice
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    2009 - Toronto
    2010 - Buffalo
    2011 - Toronto 1&2
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    2014 - Cincinnati, St. Louis, Detroit
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  • electronblueelectronblue Posts: 3,387
    Voted and good luck!!
    I need your healing..
    I need to feel what you're feeling..
    I need to ride the wave ~
    I need for you to save me, now..


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  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 7,864
    thanks everyone. keep em coming!  i met with WaWa, NBC and the other 3 charities in the running for $50k this morning and some aren't all volunteer and have paid employees etc,. Our ALL VOLUNTEERS need your help.  So do our BRAVE.
    Thank you
  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,010
    Done!  Thanks again for everything you and OYR do.
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