ROME, Maine, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Ms. Lerynne West of Iowa, the recent winner of the $688 million Powerball Jackpot from Iowa, donated $500,000 to the Travis Mills Foundation, in support of recalibrated veterans and their families.
In a letter from SSG Travis Mills, his wife Kelsey, and the Travis Mills Foundation Board of Directors and Staff, he humbly thanks Ms. West for her gift:
"We feel incredibly honored to be chosen as the recipient of Ms. West's generosity, and her gift will be a catalyst for new projects as the Travis Mills Foundation continues to grow our mission to serve America's recalibrated veterans and their families.
When my family and I started our recovery journey, so many Americans from around the country lifted us up. When Kelsey and I started the Travis Mills Foundation in 2013, our vision was to give that same support to other recalibrated veteran families through our national retreat facility in Maine. This moment is living proof of that vision.
Since our inception, the Travis Mills Foundation mission has been supported by everyday proud Americans who come together to uplift these veteran families: to honor their sacrifice and encourage their futures.
Thank you to Ms. West for standing with us to show our recalibrated veteran families that their sacrifice for our freedoms is never forgotten."
To support the Travis Mills Foundation, go to travismillsfoundation.org. [http://www.travismillsfoundation.org __title__ Travis Mills Foundation]
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ABOUT TRAVIS MILLS
In 2012, SSG Mills was on a mission during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He set his backpack down and a buried IED exploded on impact. When Travis woke up four days later on his 25th birthday, he had lost all four limbs. Travis is one of only five veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his quadruple amputee injuries. [http://www.travismills.org
ABOUT THE TRAVIS MILLS FOUNDATION
The Travis Mills Foundation supports combat injured veterans and their families through long-term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. http://www.travismillsfoundation.org.
SOURCE Travis Mills