Fear the Con 6’s charities
by Dan Repperger
As promised, here are some details on the charity running at Fear the Con 6. There will be an onsite raffle (more on that below), but I hope these are causes you’ll consider supporting even if you’re not able to attend the convention.
Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization
Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization (RMWDAO) is a non-profit organization based out of Universal City, Texas. RMWDAO is dedicated to helping our Nations retired military working dogs live a better, more comfortable life after they have finished serving our country’s needs.
RMWDAO’s long term goal is to be able to provide much needed financial aid for transportation and medical bills that become costly after adopting a retired MWD. Most MWDs are retired for medical reasons such as PTSD and require many veterinary visits once they have completed their service in the military. The majority of MWDs retiring are between the ages of 10 and 12 years old and have various special needs. With today’s economic financial hardships, it becomes an expensive responsibility owning one of these heroes. To help facilitate more adoptions of retiring MWDs, RMWDAO is here to provide support for medical bills and transportation to their forever homes.
Operation Freedom Paws
Leveraging the therapeutic magic of the canine-human relationship, Operation Freedom Paws empowers veterans and others with disabilities to restore their own independence. Operation Freedom Paws trains veterans and others with disabilities to train their own service dogs. We leverage the ability of the canine-human relationship to help our clients regain their sense of purpose, worth and value to society and their community.
Founded in January 2010, Operation Freedom Paws is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches dogs with individuals who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms, or other physical, neurological, psychological or mobility needs.
We train the individual to train their own dog, and then certify them together as a service dog team in a 32-week program. Most of the dogs come from rescue shelters. This unique opportunity enables our clients to feel safe and secure, and to manage their day-to-day lives. The very special therapeutic canine-human relationship helps them get back out in their communities and begin to view their future with renewed hope.
At the convention, Derek will be running a raffle. Each ticket is $10, with all money going evenly to both charities. There are going to be two prizes for the raffle. Each prize contains all the following items, barring shipping issues:
Bag of Holding
3 Black Dry Erase Markers
Glow in the Dark D20 set
Q WORKSHOP BATTLE DOG TAG WHITE DICE SET D6 X10
CHESSEX RECON SPECKLED SPECKLED 10 X D10 SET
Set of Fudge Dice
Shower Shock Caffinated Soap
GameMastery Basic Flip Mat
Nom Nom Nom Lunch Bag
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game Book
2x Decks of Cards with the Fear the Charity Logo
Tree of Life wood box to store both decks of cards
A titanium spork
A box of Ninja Pencils
4 Staedtler Plastic Erasers
Leather Notebook holder with a notebook
Car Lighter powered Retro Smart Mug
20 Medium Generic Pawns
10 Large Generic Pawns
5 Huge Generic Pawns
(There are some additional prizes that might be added as well, but confirmation is pending.)