Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) May 27, 2011
Bid-Bob.com, a brand new Auction Website based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina announces a special charitable giving program for Memorial Day Weekend. To honor Memorial Day and pay respect to our fallen soldiers and their families, Bid-Bob.com will donate 10% of its total Sales for Saturday May 28th, Sunday May 29th, and Monday May 30th to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was instrumental in supporting the families and parents of fallen soldiers before Federal Legislation in 2005 substantially increased benefits to families of soldiers killed in action or the performance of their regular duties. Since 2005, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has directed the majority of their support efforts to military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and veterans injured in other operations and the performance of their duties.
Bid-Bob.com is an online entertainment shopping site focused on providing customers with the opportunity to purchase high end electronics, major retail gift cards, small kitchen appliances, and more at a potential savings of 80-95% off retail price. Bid-Bob.com provides a dynamic and exciting auction format for its customers. Bid-Bob.com will donate 10% of all Bid Pack Sales for Saturday May 28th, Sunday May 29th, and Monday May 30th to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Current members of Bid-Bob.com may purchase Bid Packs by logging into their account and buying a Bid Pack. Individuals who are interested in joining Bid-Bob.com and participating in our Bid Pack Drive to support The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund may visit Bid-Bob.com, Register for a Free Account, and purchase a Bid Pack for use during Product Auctions. Bid Pack Purchases must be made over Memorial Day Weekend to qualify as part of our Memorial Day Weekend Charity Drive. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is in no way affiliated with Bid-Bob.com, and does not directly or indirectly support or align themselves with our company. Bid-Bob.com chooses to provide a charitable donation to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for the outstanding work they provide and for their future ventures to assist the military and their families.
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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Information:
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 under the auspices of the Intrepid Museum Foundation and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund.
From 2000 to 2005 the Fund provided close to $20 million to families of United States and British military personnel lost in performance of their duty, mostly in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Fund provided unrestricted grants to each spouse and dependent child; and to parents of unmarried service members. The payments were coordinated with the casualty offices of the Armed Forces, to ensure all eligible families received those benefits. In 2005 federal legislation substantially increased the benefits granted to these families. With that mission accomplished, the Fund redirected its support toward the severely injured.
In January 2007 the Fund completed construction of the Center for the Intrepid, a $55 million world-class state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Center serves military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties. The 60,000 square foot Center provides ample space and facilities for the rehabilitation needs of the patients and their caregivers. It includes modern physical rehabilitation equipment and extensive indoor and outdoor facilities.
Following the opening of the Center for the Intrepid, the Fund turned toward another critical issue faced by our wounded troops: the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Fund addressed this need by constructing the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE). NICoE is a 72,000 square foot, two-story facility located on the Navy campus in Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, with close access to the Uniformed Services University, the National Institutes of Health, and the Veterans Health Administration. NICoE will provide the most advanced services for the advanced diagnostics, initial treatment plan and family education, introduction to therapeutic modalities, referral and reintegration support for military personnel and veterans with TBI and post traumatic stress. Further, NICoE will conduct research, test new protocols and provide comprehensive training and education to patients, providers and families while maintaining ongoing telehealth follow-up care across the country and throughout the world. The NICoE was dedicated on June 24th, 2010 and has now begun its critically important work.