EOD Warrior Foundation Partners with the UK Felix Fund to Raise Money for EOD Warriors and Their Families

NICEVILLE, Florida – (May 2, 2016) – The EOD Warrior Foundation teamed up for the first time with Felix Fund, the British Bomb Disposal Charity, to raise money for bomb disposal personnel and their family members.  On April 19, 2016, the inaugural event celebrating 75 years of U.S. and British forces training and fighting side by side, raised over $137,000.  The funds will support both foundations’ missions, which is to financially and emotionally support those in need.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with the Felix Fund,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “The two countries have fought and trained in bomb disposal tactic and techniques together since 1941. We look forward to this continued partnership of raising awareness and funds for this very elite community.” 

The event was held in London at the beautiful Gibson Hall and included a cocktail hour, dinner, a silent auction, and a keynote speaker. The keynote speaker, the Honorable Matthew W. Barzun, Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland left a very positive impression on the audience. Lee McKenzie filled the master of ceremonies role, a highly respected BBC broadcast journalist. 

The event sponsors were Ken and Julia Falke, The Chairman and Founder of the EOD Warrior Foundation, the Ozmen Foundation, a foundation lead by the founders of Sierra Nevada Corporation, a Nevada-based technology company that focuses on aerospace, aviation, electronics, and systems integration, Roger Davies, retired British Army EOD specialist, and founder of IMSL, a leading counter terrorism consultancy, as well as a fourth generous sponsor who prefers to remain anonymous. 

“This event was a huge success, and we look forward to doing it again,” added Melanie Moughton, chief executive for the Felix Fund. “Our missions are very important and fill gaps that our governments cannot fill.  We are honored that we can do so much to help so many people.” 

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps military EOD personnel and veterans and their families. There are around 7,000 EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) technicians in the U.S. military, performing the most dangerous job in the military as they disarm explosive devices on the battlefields. Many EOD personnel come home with debilitating injuries, including lost limbs, blindness, paralysis, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), burns, and the invisible wounds of war, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their fundraising events calendar, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org. 

About EOD Warrior Foundation

The EOD Warrior Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help EOD warriors and their family members to include families of fallen EOD warriors. Specific programs include emergency financial relief, college scholarships, hope and wellness retreats and care of the EOD Memorial located at Eglin AFB, Fla. To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their fundraising events calendar, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.

About Felix Fund

Felix Fund has been in existence since April 2011 when it was established to meet the then urgent needs of British bomb disposal personnel and their families. This small and unique trade within the British Army has very specific requirements, which could not be adequately met by general service charities. The aim of Felix Fund is to provide welfare support and financial assistance to the EOD community within the British military and their families, particularly following their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Felix Fund is totally self-funding, through donations, grants and volunteer fundraising events and activities.

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