Visit to Las Vegas

December 28th, 2009

I was so excited when we got our official 501c3 designation from the IRS. It came at the right time because I was so worried that I could not continue to personally fund our efforts anymore!

As soon as we obtained our 501c3 designation, I decided to expand our efforts West. So I decided to spend time with one of our Flowers for Heroes Board of Directors Members, Myra Peterson-Love. I traveled to Las Vegas to spend time at her home and office to prioritize our efforts for 2010. In addition, I wanted to meet with potential sponsors. I had the opportunity to present Flowers for Heroes to several influential people in Las Vegas. I was met with positive feedback about what we have accomplished since our launch in June and got commitments to take the next step. Overall, I felt that my trip was productive and very successful.

I look forward to returning for the beginning of the New Year and traveling to California to meet with additional potential sponsors that are being lined up. We need money to keep our dream alive to help Gold Star Families and I am ready to go for it.

Russ Phillip Jr.

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