The Friends of the 133rd Auction, held on April 2, 2011 at the Elks Lodge in Laramie, Wyoming to benefit the Captain Hays Apache Project, was a great success. With the help of many generous donors and more than 60 participants and bidders, over $13,000 raised!
Due to the overwhelming response of generous donors, cash donations are no longer needed for the Apache truck restoration. Donations are now being accepted for The Bruce Hays Legacy Scholarship which has been created at WyoTech in Laramie. We’ve made donating easy through PayPal which is now set up on our Donations page. All donations are tax deductible and will be applied toward scholarships for returning veterans and their children who are enrolled at WyoTech, in the name of Captain Bruce Hays. The scholarship fund is getting a boost with a donation of over $14,000 from Friends of the 133rd thanks to the hard work of Stacy Morton, founder of the non-profit group.
On the restoration front, WyoTech is in the process of finishing the frame of the truck. The frame should be completed on or about May 13th when I will be picking it up from WyoTech to bring it down to Colorado to Stevinson Chevrolet in Lakewood so the restoration can begin. Stevinson Chevrolet has tentatively scheduled a barbecue on Saturday, May 14th, and everyone will be invited to gather over lunch, view the progress, and talk to those involved in turning Captain Hays’ dream into reality. Details will be posted on the website once we know the truck will be ready on the 13th. Everyone who has contacted us will receive an e-mail with the event details and will be asked to RSVP so we know how many to expect at the barbecue. If you want to be included on the e-mail invite, please send us your e-mail address at email@example.com.
While cash donations are no longer needed for the truck restoration, parts donations and kind thoughts are always appreciated! If you have a part you would like to donate, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep checking the website to remain current on the project, and once again, many thanks to everyone for your generous offers of support.
Kent P. Stevinson