Boat fundraiser benefits Wound Warrior project

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Joe’s motor service is Hartford has been helping with this annual event for four years now.

Joe Riley donates a Rhino boat, engine and trailer every year and the boat is then auctioned off.

The proceeds going to build the Wounded Warrior cabin on  Lake Tholocco.

Riley is a veteran himself and says he knows the importance of helping this organization.

Over 50 man-hours of work were put into making the boat for the fundraiser.

“Joe actually built it from scratch for us and made the design perfect and they love that boat because there are families getting out that didn’t get out before,” said John Klansky manager of Outdoor Recreation at Fort Rucker. “There was a double amputee sitting in the house and how they can get out and take his grand kids tubing and stuff or he can go fishing with his buddy. That’s what it’s all about… Getting them outside.”

Tickets are just $5 for a chance at winning the boat and they can be purchased from a number of retailers including Joe’s motor service. 

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