PA Veterans’ Group Nets $200K Contribution from Trump Foundation

Donald TrumpAfter four months of dodging questions over the whereabouts of millions of dollars in donations, Donald Trump released his list of 41 veterans groups who will benefit.

In January, Trump skipped a FOXNews debate in Iowa and instead held a fundraiser for veterans, which he claimed at the time had brought in over $6 million for various charities.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee named the charities who will split $5.6 million in donations – including one from the Keystone State.

Two months ago, Racing for Heroes – located in Beech Creek – received a check for $100,000 from the Donald J. Trump Foundation, fulfilling Trump’s original commitments to the group.

Several weeks ago, a second $100K check came from Trump’s organization, RFH Founder and President Mike Evock said.

Racing for Heroes stages motorsports events to help soldiers manage the effects of traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, Evock said, while filling the void of adrenaline and giving them “another mission in life.”

With the donation, the group can expand its efforts to turn soldiers away from suicide and depression through auto racing, an “alternative therapy” that began in Evock’s own garage.

After retiring from active service and picking up motorsports again, Evock said he realized the power of veterans supporting each other through difficult times when he asked a friend who had been severely injured in Iraq to give him a hand.

“I noticed when I brought him to the garage, it brought a smile to his face,” Evock said, adding that it wasn’t long before he had 10 veterans helping in his garage.

Evock, a retired Special Forces chief warrant officer, said the large donation will allow RFH to continue running for at least a year, while some of the money has already been spent on the group’s annual Baja therapy race, held in April this year.

RFH will also use the donation to host a fundraising event of their own in September at the Nascar Hall of Fame in Charlotte, Evock said.

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  3. Oh … well if he donated to veterans groups he deserves to be POTUS … LOL … Some people are so stupid …

  4. dump the Drumpf’s and the Trumps. Both names are big fat liars.

  5. It’s more than the Clintons donated in the past 7 years.

    FTA Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton have donated $70,000 to veterans and military groups from their personal Clinton Family Foundation in recent years, according to public records.

    The list of donations from the Clintons is not comprehensive, but is dwarfed by Donald Trump’s release of a list of 41 groups that identified donations of $5.6 million to veterans groups.

    According to recent public records of the Clinton Family Foundation, the family donated $25,000 in 2009, $20,000 in 2010, $5,000 in 2011, $15,000 in 2012, and in 2014, they donated $5,000.

  6. Total POS. Only cares when people are watching. Veterans won’t be fooled. Neither will any non-retard, non-bigoted, non-inbred US citizens.

  7. News reports confirm that most of Drumpf’s donations were written in the past two weeks, after media interest. Scuzbag.

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