In December of 2016 we thought it would be a great idea to try and help a ham out there that may need a little assistance in getting on the air. We asked for nominations or suggestions from our large customer base. We received eighteen total nominations with some of them coming in for the same ham in need.
We sold, on our website, basically a donation for a gift certificate. We agreed to kick in at least $500. $871 Donations came in on the website, in the store and even at a hamfest we attended in December
Below is a list of folks that donated that didn't choose to remain anonymous.
Mike Currie. Margena Skuravy, Donald Kemp, Edward Warzecha, Sam Burnes, Budd Dunson, James Jones, Sam Burnes, George Zafiropoulos, Danny Shive, Stephen Elliot, Toby Roberson, Andrew Ellis, Sam Burnes, Matt Patterson, Craig Boyer, Nik Lutz, Sam Burnes, Rocky Wilson, Rebekkah Whiting, Ken Keese, Dennis Little, Richard Lesnik, Charles Vincent, Henry "BugCatcher" Allen, Kevin Vickers, Royce Rainwater, Terrel Cantrell, Edwin Matthews, Jennifer Scott, Clark Highsmith, Paul Bernard, Tom Stephens, Shane Ronan, Allen Herrick, Lawrence Kelar, Leo Salas, Jim Ed Clark, Frank and Sue Perras, Levis and Others from the Minden La Hamfest as well as several that chose to remain anonymous.
Out of all the nominations that came in, we had a hard decision to make and we wanted to make the money go as far as possible
As mentioned earlier, Multiple nominations came in for some of the same people. We took that into consideration as well. The Staff at MTC met early this morning 12-21-16 and decided on Sending a Kenwood TS-2000 to Randy Leftwich K5RWL of Beaumont Tx-Congrats to Randy
There was another Ham that we wanted to help too
Judy Cox KG5HCR of Cleburne Texas. We are sending her a Kenwood TM-V71A dual Band mobile, with coax and a dual band base antenna.
There are a couple of others that we are going to try and do a little something for as well.
We wanted to help all of them but with the above items we are well over the dollar amount that we have to work with. If you think you may want to help a ham this year and didnt get in on this, please contact us. We have some folks out there that need some help
Thank you all, God Bless and Happy Holidays
Richard and Christine Lenoir
And the staff at MTC