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The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) and Quality of Life Plus (QL+) will host The Blaster’s Garage, a six episode YouTube series, which began airing on July 20th. The rebuilt car will be raffled off at the EOD Auction in Fort Walton Beach, FL on May 3, 2019. The fully restored FJ60 will be on display at the EOD Auction and all are welcome to attend this event.
The proceeds from this raffle will be given to EODWF and QL+ for programmatic support. The Blaster’s Garage program will be filmed in Templeton, CA and structured to not only highlight the rebuilding of the car and veteran involvement but also many aspects of the military’s EOD program and facets of military life. We would like to extend a special thank you to Jim Parminter for donating this vehicle.
In addition to the '84 FJ60, the winner of the truck will win the artist's signed original of this artwork.
To read the official raffle rules, click here.
One of the EOD Warrior Foundation's pillars of support is Hope & Wellness. The Foundation strives to bring hope and healing to the EOD Community by offering EOD warriors and their families the opportunity to attend therapeutic, healing retreats. This Fall, the EOD Warrior Foundation sent six EOD couples to a Songwriting with Soldiers Retreat.
What is Quality of Life + (QL+)? In this episode, we sit down with Jon Monett, Founder of QL+, to discuss the history of the organization and how he is helping our wounded warriors.
What is the EOD Warrior Foundation? In this episode, we sit down with Nicole Motsek, Executive Director of the Foundation, to discuss what EOD is and how the Foundation is serving and supporting EOD warriors and their families.
What is Blaster's Garage and how is your raffle ticket purchase benefiting our warriors?
EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal - the detection, disarming and disposal of bombs. These technicians are highly-trained, forward deployed military members, integrated with various Combatant Commanders, Special Forces, and warfare units within the Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Army. They are also called upon to support civilian law enforcement, the Secret Service, Homeland Security, ATF and FBI. In short, they are our nation’s premier bomb squad.
The mission of the EODWF is to improve quality of life for the EOD family by providing financial relief, scholarships, and physical, social, and emotional support through retreats and community engagement. This assistance and the resources provided are intended to provide support above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the US and local Governments.
QL+ is dedicated to improving the lives of both veterans and first responders who have been injured while serving their country. They established their first lab at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo using engineering seniors to take on challenges provided by the Program. This lab is an integral part of Cal Poly’s engineering program and provides an industrial grade facility where students can collectively focus their creative and intellectual horsepower on solving some of the most difficult challenges facing our nation’s patriots.
Since its inception, Cal Poly student teams have completed over 85 engineering challenges, improving the lives of many severely injured veterans. Many of their challengers are former EOD technicians, creating a natural partnership with EODWF.