UPDATE 8/21/23: “This will now be my 4th trip and our focus will be ensuring each student graduates the course with their own VMC-1 detector.”
"I'm a husband, father of 3 and an EOD technician. I served in the US Army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician for 8 years before being medically retired for injuries sustained during my career. Following my tenure in the Army I have been involved in chemical weapons clearance, counter IED, humanitarian Demining, and other assorted EOD contracts.
We are veteran-founded, and Flanders is veteran-focused. They take once-struggling vets and give them purpose again by empowering them to change the world.
The EOD guy in the below photo is one of theirs, a dear friend of ours. He's a combat veteran of three wars, one of which he volunteered for, and he's yet again volunteering his EOD expertise in Ukraine.
We are hoping our network will help Flanders turn what started as a $5k goal into something much, MUCH larger, as our friend here is planning to train as many Ukrainians as he can to dispose of unexploded ordnance, teach them to safely remove and dispose of landmines, and make Ukraine a safe place for children to play outside without having to worry about getting blown up.
No matter your opinion on this war, none of us want to see kids suffer. Our brother in arms is going to do his part to ensure that never happens under his watch.
We'd like to see this effort 10x what the original goal was.
Are you willing to stand up and make a tax-deductible contribution towards a vet (in recovery from service-connected opiate addiction) go save lives?"