The Great American Road Trip for Veterans: Is a nationwide fundraising event being organized to support specific foundations who are dedicated to charitable giving to our military veterans and their families. Intense planning and organizing is under way for this event. Many corporate sponsors, non-profit foundations, celebrities, military leaders and citizens from every walk of life are speaking with The Captain regarding this event. The goal of this campaign is to unite Americans across this great nation for the cause of supporting and honoring our military men and women for their heroic service in the war on terror.
The Captain: Scott Montefusco is the organizer for this campaign. Scott served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and has never forgotten his service to our country. Since separating from the Marine Corps, Scott had been active in veterans’ organizations and has befriended many aging heroes. He has always sought to promote all that is great about the United States and those who have served all of us, and has sought to inspire young people to share in his love for our nation’s great history. He has continued to serve our country in many capacities. Scott has been dedicated to keeping memories alive of those whose sacrifices have continued to keep this country free and great.
The Campaign: The Captain is in the process of restoring a World War II Willys Jeep. The Jeep will be hand-built by The Captain and readied for the Great American Road Trip by the Gartforvets support team. The Jeep will be driven from San Francisco through the heartland of America. The trip will conclude in New York City. There will be organized fundraising stops all the way across the country, so that veterans and young people alike will have a chance to see the restored Jeep and talk about America. Stops and events being considered are Veterans’ posts (VFWs, American Legions and Marine Corps League posts, corporate sponsor locations, and historical parks and museums. Corporate sponsored fundraising auctions will be held at all events along the way. At the final event in New York City, The Captain will auction off his Jeep for the cause…Semper Fidelis!
Headquarters for this campaign: Is in the Captain’s Area of Operation (AO), Salt Lake City, Utah. For this reason, many local sponsors are being organized to support the campaign. There will be a Great Road Trip kickoff event in Salt Lake City to recognize local sponsors for their support and to set a benchmark for what will be the first of many events with a patriotic theme to raise much-needed funds for several great non-profit foundations and organizations whose work has done much good for our service personnel. At the time of this writing, the list of organizations has not been finalized. Those being considered are very reputable and have historically served closest to the point of support as administratively possible. As soon as a final decision is made, the choices will be announced on this site.
This site will begin to grow with links for sponsors, stories, updates, news events, supporters and followers, and will be fleshed out as the campaign continues to gain momentum. The Captain is dedicating much time and all his life skills to this Great American Road Trip, hoping to raise awareness of the needs of veterans and their families and to bring in contributions to charitable organizations who support them. Many lifelong relationships will be built in service of this cause, which will strengthen patriotism in the hearts of Americans from all walks of life. The Captain is grateful to those who are sponsoring this exciting event.