BY SARAH STEPHENS
The Owasso Foundation of Clanton was the recipient of a $5,000 donation Monday night at the American Legion Post 133 in Millbrook.
The funds came from the recent Legacy/Owasso Charity Motorcycle Ride. In all, the event raised well over $10,000. Monday Legion members presented the first donation from those funds to the Owasso Foundation. A check presentation for the Legacy Scholarship Fund will come later.
“Every year we do a big fundraiser to raise money for a local charity,” American Legion Post 133 Commander Leslie Looney told the EAN. “This year we selected the Owasso Foundation, which is an owned by veterans, for veterans organization that helps homeless veterans and others that need help,”
The Owasso Foundation is located in Clanton, Alabama.
Present for the check presentation were: Commander Leslie Looney; Bo Thompson, Canteen Manager Post 133; Leslie Moses, president of Ladies Auxiliary for Post 133; Bill Burnette, Vice Chairman with Owasso Foundation; Mike Welborn, Chairman of the Board for Owasso Foundation; Frank Grizzell, Legion Riders Director for Post 133; and Jim Turpen, Sons of the American Legion.
About The Owasso Foundation from their Facebook Page:
We are run by veterans for veterans.
Owasso Foundation is a God given vision given to Owasso Foundation’s founder. This vision includes a full working cattle ranch – called Owasso Ranch and Retreat Center – where homeless veterans can come to get off the streets while learning new skills to become a self-sufficient, productive member of society. On the opposite side of the vision is the retreat side. This area will be available to veterans and their families to come, get away and relax. There will be cabins available for rent, an old towne complete with a general store where products from the ranch will be available for purchase, fishing, trail rides, primitive camping, and much more.
We are pleased that God has provided this mission to us to help the veteran community in Alabama. And would be ecstatic if you decided to help us with this venture! To God be the Glory!
Visit their Facebook page under Owasso Foundation. You can also reach them through: