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Legends of Adams County Charity Dual
is Paying Forward
SPC Ross A. McGinnis' Good Deed

Special event at Gettysburg High School - November 6th at 7 pm.  Proceeds go to the Ross' scholarship and
Pay A Good Deed Forward Token Program to aid veterans.

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SPC Ross A McGinnis Pay A Good Deed Forward Scholarship

"... It was a matter of simple
kindergarten arithmetic.
Four means more than
one" 

Thomas McGinnis

 Donate to the SPC Ross A McGinnis Pay A Good Deed Foward Scholarship

Village to Village Foundation (V2V) established a scholarship for combat veterans serving in Iraq or Afghanistan (other combat war veterans considered) attending Butler County Community College, Butler County PA, near Ross's hometown Knox, PA.  The scholarship continues forever to pay Ross' good deed forward.  Each year, V2V and Butler County Community College awards $500 of interest earned on invested funds to veterans to help pay cost of living needs (e.g. course materials, babysitting, rent, etc.)  Village's initial investment of $5,000 needs to grow to $10,000 by 2017 to make it a self-sustaining.

Donate today to keep Ross' good deed moving forward!

You can:

1. Mail your tax deductible scholarship donation to: 

        Village to Village Foundation
        Post Office Box 245
        New Oxford, PA 17350

 2.  Use the PayPal link below to make your tax deductible scholarship donation.

 

 Hello Villagers!

On November 6th at 7 pm Chris Haines and Gettysburg High School are hosting the Legends of Adams County Charity Dual.  They are paying forward Ross' good deed and donating the proceeds to the SPC Ross A McGinnis Pay A Good Deed Forward Scholarship and Pay A Good Deed Forward Token Program.  Past Adams County wrestling champions will return to the mats and face off for this charity benefit.  We would love to see you there.

This all would not be possible if it were not for Garrett Roche and his son Aiden.  Aiden found Diane's cell phone in December 2012, and Garrett tracked down Diane and returned her phone.  Diane promptly gave Garrett Ross' token and told him Ross' story.

Garrett took the token and then things started happening.  He thought about it and then requested another token through our website.  A year and a half passed.  Then in June 2014, Village to Village Foundation received an email from Garrett out of the blue, saying he knows how he would like to pay Ross' good deed forward.

Through Garrett's vision and desire to continue Ross' good deed, he asked if he could wear our logo on his training outfit; he decided to start training and competing in Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) fighting.  He designed the logo at the top of this page to wear on his shorts and t-shirt.  ...but Garrett didn't stop there.  He then contacted Coach Haines and asked if he would choose Village to Village Foundation as the Legend's charity for their 2014 event.

A special thanks to Garrett and his son Aiden for paying forward Ross' good deed.

You have to reach for the stars to get to the tops of the trees!  The view is awesome!

Galynn Wilkins
Chairwoman
Village to Village Foundation
 

 "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Italian architect, painter, & sculptor (1475 - 1564)


In Honor Of

Spc Ross A. McGinnis

The inspiration to create Village to Village Foundation came when the news of SPC Ross A McGinnis' (United States Army) heroic act was first heard of in December 2006. He is a young soldier who gave his life by using his body to cover a grenade; thereby saving four of his friends. Ross' unselfish and heroic action inspired the creation of this non-profit organization, to carry Ross' message forward. We are all in this together!

View His Video Below

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Medal of Honor

Mission

Our mission is to honor military heroes who have died for their country by generating name recognition, and be a champion for the courageous veterans who survived by generating funds and finding resources to support them as they cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

 

V2V is a 501(c)3

 

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The Village to Village Foundation (V2V) is a 501 (c) 3 organization meaning all contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent provided by law. We are managed by an all volunteer board with the help of all volunteer committees. By using all volunteers and seeking professionals whenever possible who desire to contribute their talents as donations, we are able to minimize our expenses. Our goal is to ensure your contribution will be used as efficiently as possible to accomplish the mission of V2V.
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