Business, Free News Articles, Sports and Activities

Toledo’s GPRS ‘Goes Hollywood’ to Help Bring Augmented Reality to the NFL

TOLEDO, Ohio -- When football fans tune in this season to watch their favorite teams play, and marvel at the amazing 3D mixed reality graphics that seem to leap off the field and onto their screens, they won't realize that a Toledo-based company - GPRS, and their latest acquisition, TruePoint Laser Scanning - played a large part in their enhanced fan experience.

Videos of Baltimore's menacing raven swooping in to perch on the uprights at M&T Bank Stadium and a fearsome panther stalking across the roof of Bank of America Stadium have gone viral, with millions of hits online, and they showcase just some of GPRS/TruePoint's exceptional work for clients like The Famous Group, who create the amazing mixed reality (MR) graphics for the NFL, among others.

Toledo's engineering powerhouse laser scans every millimeter of an NFL stadium (or NBA court, NHL rink, MLB diamond, or PGA course) to create the hyper-accurate 3D models that Hollywood special effects makers need to bring those video-game-inspired graphics to life.

In a recent interview, The Famous Group's Greg Harvey shared his thoughts about the particular difficulties associated with making the unreal, real, for the Baltimore Ravens:

"The beauty of mixed reality is the ability of computer-generated objects to interact with the physical environment, this sells the realism. To achieve this, parts of the stadium were captured with a laser-scanning technique. We scanned where the goal post was, where the field was, the vertical boards and brought that into a computer. When the bird is actually on the uprights, its claws wrap around the crossbar and its wings appear behind the uprights."

The Famous Group has tasked TruePoint with everything from creating a delicate 3D mesh virtual model of the "Gentle Giant" sculpture they used to create the North Carolina team's Panther in 3D, to scanning the entirety of the 3.1 million square feet of L.A.'s SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI's amazing mixed reality effects, which featured everything from Halle Berry to a perfectly rendered L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to virtual drones delivering the Vince Lombardi Trophy to centerfield.

None of those mind-boggling, real-time fan experiences could have occurred without GPRS/ TruePoint 3D laser scans, point clouds, and 3D models. TruePoint's Director of Laser Scanning, Ryan Hacker loves watching people's reaction to what they do.

"My favorite thing is to sit with a client, either a new client or somebody that just hasn't used laser scanning a lot, and just watch their jaw drop as they realize how much information they truly have at their fingertips," he shared with the Wrapped 2020 podcast.

One of the most unexpected outcomes of GPRS' recent acquisition of TruePoint Laser Scanning is how it brings professional football - and a host of other pro sports - to the forefront for this construction-centered business. Sr. Vice President of Customer Service & Marketing, Jason Schaff, explains why the work for pro sports differs from their usual construction-based contracts.

"Most of the work we do is completed and then we move on to the next project. These types of projects are rewarding because you can see the results of your efforts down the road implemented in such a unique way."

GPRS & TruePoint are full of former college and professional players and football fans who consider this work a special privilege.

About Ground Penetrating Radar Systems:

GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, visualizes the built world by providing utility locating, concrete scanning, 3D laser scanning, video pipe inspection, leak detection, and mapping & modeling services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms, and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States.

To learn more, visit https://www.gp-radar.com/.

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

New Financial Literacy Book – A Playbook for Financial Success

AKRON, Ohio -- "Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Lifestyle" (ISBN: 978-1667832098), written by Larry Szeliga and published by MYOB Publishing, is a financial literacy book that offers a fresh new solution to an age-old problem. It's not a book about how to get rich fast or how to make a million dollars, but rather a book that recounts the author's road to financial health.

Despite the author being a successful C-Level Executive with a six-figure income and a history of managing multi-million-dollar companies through decades of profitable growth, his personal finances were a mess. In fact, they were so poor that they led to a divorce and eventually to Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. It was a wake-up call that made him take control of his life and his finances.

When Szeliga first realized he was in financial trouble, he, like many, turned to the Internet for guidance. He quickly learned that he was not alone. Statistics showed that 78 percent of working adult Americans barely have enough money to pay their bills each month; and 40 percent couldn't cover an unexpected $400 expense. Those stats really hit home.

The author took action and got back on track. When he told a friend how he turned his financial health around, that friend suggested he "write a book" to teach others how to achieve financial health and maintain it.

"Escape the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Lifestyle" focuses on action, not theory. It gives readers practical tools and templates to use in making better financial decisions. It teaches readers how mindset and perseverance can impact financial well-being. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to collect and analyze information needed to make good money management decisions and puts readers in control. It shows them how to make their income go up and their expenses go down.

Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and understand why they're doing it. They'll apply fictious examples in the book to their own personal circumstances for a successful financial playbook that they can reference for years to come.

"I firmly believe that your life is your business, and you are the boss," Szeliga says. "People are the source of enormous, untapped potential and my goal is to help them unlock that potential."

For more information, visit: https://www.myobpublishing.com/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B354JTDX

About the Author:

Larry Szeliga is the founder and CEO of MYOB Publishing, LLC. He is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, business consultant and personal coach. He's recently retired and never has to work again.

Related link: https://www.myobpublishing.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate

Hero Homes Solutions acquires 30 homes in Urbana, Ohio

URBANA, Ohio -- Hero Homes Solutions, LLC, has acquired a 30-home subdivision in Urbana, Ohio located in Champaign County, Ohio from Waltco Investments LLC. To date the company has purchased over 500 homes in Ohio with a goal of getting to 1,000 homes within 24 months. This purchase represents the second closing with companies owned by Walter Raines who businesses owned over 80 homes in central Ohio and was liquidating his portfolio upon retirement. In 2021 Hero Homes Solutions closed the purchase of 36 homes in Springfield, OH from Rains Holdings LLC.

After the closing of the first 36 homes, Walter Raines Founder and CEO of Raines Holdings said, "The first transaction with Hero Homes Solutions went so smoothly that when I was ready to sell my second set of properties, I called them directly."

Urbana is centrally located between Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. It is a quiet and stable suburb of Springfield, offering tenants a relaxing lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of city life but within a manageable commute to the nearby metropolitan areas.

Sayam Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Hero Homes Solutions, LLC states, "We are excited about this new acquisition in Urbana and look forward to working alongside other property owners in the area to provide quality housing for local residents. We see value and potential in Urbana and are already currently negotiating the purchase of another 40 homes nearby."

Sayam went on to explain that, "We plan to invest over $300,000 in capital expenditures to improve the curb appeal and tenant quality of life in this subdivision. So far, the tenants seem excited as the upgrades are being implemented in the community."

About Hero Homes Solutions, LLC:

Hero Homes Solutions, LLC was founded in 2011 by Mr. Sayam Ibrahim along with his brothers Amiel and Xavier Ibrahim. Since 2011, Hero Homes Solutions, LLC has purchased and renovated over 500 homes in Ohio with an emphasis on Columbus, Dayton, Lima and Urbana. Mr. Ibrahim's brother, Amiel, is a full time Ohio resident and oversees all renovations of its assets while Xavier is based out of Florida and runs acquisitions for the company. This acquisition along with its existing homes will be managed by Mrs. Yvette Blanco, Hero Homes' executive property manager.

Herro Homes Solutions plans to buy 500 homes a year in Ohio and will be joined by U.S and international investors including: Mr. Jack Afik, Anthony Pollak, Michael Salkind, Joe Lubeck and Schloss Bros. L.P.

Learn more at: https://www.herohomessolutions.com/

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Hero Homes Solutions acquires 98 homes in Lima, Ohio

The acquisition of the four single family homes marks the company's 98th home purchase in Lima Ohio -- Hero Homes Solutions LLC, one of the fastest-growing single family owner-operators in Ohio, announces it has acquired four additional single family rental homes in Lima Ohio and is under contract to purchase an additional 22 with options to purchase an additional 60.

This marks the company's 6th portfolio acquisition in Lima in the past 10 months bringing the total number of homes it owns in Lima to 98. The company also owns and operates 352 homes in Urbana, Dayton Toledo and Columbus.

For generations Lima has been one of Ohio's most respected communities and was at a time more populous than Columbus. Years of underinvestment have forced residents away from the city center to the suburbs where all new construction was developed. Like Columbus, Lima is currently experiencing a reinvestment in the city center where many residents are seeking quality affordable housing. Over the past 5 years Lima has seen the development and improvement of schools, and the expansion of new business. The town is currently thriving with a 3.4% unemployment rate, one of its lowest rates in decades.

"We are pleased to expand our presence in Lima," said Sayam Ibrahim, Chief Executive officer of Hero Homes Solutions LLC. "The community is in the ideal location for those looking to live in a small, up-and-coming city, job opportunities and plenty of shopping and dining just minutes away." The plans to spend over $1 million in improvements on all the homes it has purchased in Lima. To date it has already completed the renovation of 35 of the 98 homes. Renovations include landscaping, roofing, kitchen and bath upgrades as well as improving siding, insulation and more energy efficient HVAC systems.

About Hero Homes Solutions LLC:

Hero Homes Solutions, LLC was founded in 2011 by Sayam Ibrahim along with his brothers Amiel and Xavier Ibrahim. Since 2011, Hero Homes Solutions, LLC has purchased and renovated over 400 homes in Ohio with an emphasis on Columbus, Dayton, Lima and Urbana. Mr. Ibrahim's brother, Amiel, is a resident of Ohio and oversees all renovations and property management of its assets while Xavier is based out of Florida and runs acquisitions for the company. Hero Homes Solutions plans to buy 500 homes a year in Ohio and is joined by U.S and international investors including: Mr. Jack Afik, Anthony Pollak, Michael Salkind, Joe Lubeck and Schloss Bros. L.P.

LEARN MORE: https://www.herohomessolutions.com/

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Business, Free News Articles

Don’s Auto Repair Commemorates 80 Years of Serving Local Families with Official ‘Don’s Auto Repair Day’ In Blue Ash, Ohio

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Don's Auto Repair is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its founding in 1942, with the official declaration of "Don's Auto Repair Day" in Blue Ash, Ohio from the city's very own Mayor Marc Sirkin. In celebration of this achievement, Don's Auto Repair has taken a day of celebration to reflect on their loyal clients, amazing community, dedicated employees, and their future growth opportunities.

The owners of Don's Auto Repair, Chad Schnitzler and Don Schnitzler III, are proud to share this anniversary milestone with the community of customers and business owners their family has worked hard over the decades to serve with the highest level of commitment to keeping their automobiles, trucks and commercial fleets running well.

"The last 80 years have given us the opportunity to serve generations of families in our community with excellence in auto repair," said Don Schnitzler, president of Don's Auto Repair. "Our success is a direct reflection of the trust our customers put in us to take care of their automobiles and business fleets every day."

The guest of honor for their 80th Anniversary, Don Schnitzler Sr., who was only 8 years old at the time his father, Marion Schnitzler, started the business, remembers the family history well. "My father started the business in 1942. I took over in 1958, then my son Don Jr. managed the business, and then my grandsons took over in 2010. I'm proud of my grandsons for their continued success, hard work, and growth through adding new locations and services."

Mayor Sirkin of the great City of Blue Ash in Ohio adds his thoughts to their anniversary day: "As mayor of the of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio, I am both proud and honored to have Don's Auto Repair as a thriving business in our community. It is my honor to declare today, June 30th, 2022 as 'Don's Auto Repair Day' in our great city of Blue Ash. There are few businesses that have been in business for over 80 years, and it speaks volumes to both the support our community gives to local businesses, and the excellent level of service Don's Auto Repair has provided over the years."

Don's Auto Repair has not only grown locally under their own brand and location, but has also expanded operations through opening an additional location to serve Cincinnati, Ohio in the Columbia-Tusculum area, and through acquisition of additional shops, brands, and business lines. Chad Schnitzler, Vice President expounds on operations, "With the expansion of our services and operations in Blue Ash, we acquired and maintain other long-standing businesses serving North Cincinnati. Bill's Auto Service And Towing and Bill's Towing have contributed to the ability to serve local residents well. Our mantra at Don's Auto Repair is "Our family serving yours, since 1942" and we look forward to serving more generations of families with excellence in auto care."

About Don's Auto Repair, Inc.:

Don's Auto Repair, located in Blue Ash, Ohio is a proud family-owned and operated business committed to providing the best and most comprehensive automotive service experience and repairs for your vehicle. Don's Auto Repair, Inc. also has a location downtown Cincinnati in the Columbia-Tusculum area on Delta Avenue and operates Bill's Auto Service and Towing as well as a full-service towing operation Bill's Towing available 24-hours serving all of the greater Cincinnati area. They can be found on the web at https://www.donsautorepairinc.com/

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles

GPRS Acquires TruePoint Laser Scanning

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) has acquired TruePoint Laser Scanning, LLC. TruePoint Laser Scanning is a leading provider of 3D laser scanning services to the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

"We're very excited about this acquisition," said Jason Schaff, Senior Vice President of Customer Service at GPRS. "The new partnership with TruePoint allows us to serve customers both in subsurface locating and above-ground mapping."

Ryan Hacker, President of TruePoint Laser Scanning, added, "GPRS is the leading service provider in the subsurface damage prevention industry. We're excited to join them in their mission and add our capabilities to their expanding vision."

TruePoint provides as-built surveys, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D BIM models for buildings, plants, facilities, and sites. Their services help expedite design planning, prefabrication, asset management, and facility modifications.

"This TruePoint Laser Scanning acquisition is a big step for GPRS," said Matt Aston, President of GPRS. The acquisition of TruePoint indicates a new step toward above-ground mapping services. "TruePoint Laser Scanning is an excellent company with impressive laser scanning capabilities. Our goal is to work more closely with their management team and fully utilize their services to serve our clients' needs better."

As GPRS approaches the launch of their newest offering, SiteMap, this acquisition indicates their future as a robust service provider, both for above-ground and belowground mapping and safety services.

About GPRS:

GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, provides private utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms, and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States. To learn more, visit https://www.gp-radar.com/.

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles

Vandalia Rental Grand Opening of Columbus, Ohio Location

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Vandalia Rental, a construction equipment rental company, held a Grand Opening event on May 19, 2022, at their new location at 2265 North Wilson Road in Columbus, Ohio. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a team meet-and-greet, food, beverages, equipment demonstrations, and gift basket raffles.

Vandalia Rental is the premier equipment rental solutions provider offering construction equipment and services to contractors, industrial, and municipal clients. Renting equipment reduces cost and eliminates the need for storage and maintenance.

A large group of contractors and government officials attended the grand opening of Vandalia Rental's newest branch. Ohio House of Representatives Minority Leader Allison Russo of the 24th District aided the Vandalia Rental team with the ribbon-cutting event.

"We are excited to be here in Columbus, with a terrific location in Central Ohio to provide equipment solutions and be a part of the community," shared Jimmy Hassan, Director of Sales for Vandalia Rental.

"As you can see, our reputation has created a bustling operation and for us to support many of Columbus' largest construction projects."

Russo took the opportunity to share a proclamation from the Statehouse with third-generation owner of Vandalia Rental, Kurt Barney.

"It's the ideal location to conveniently serve the equipment rental needs of contractors and industrial clients in Central Ohio," said Kurt Barney, President of Vandalia Rental.

"Vandalia Rental prides itself on personalized service. We are anxious to provide our exceptional service to the Columbus area community and allow customers to experience rental 'The Way It Should Be.'"

Focusing on the general construction contractor community in Columbus, Vandalia Rental will support their equipment rental needs with boom lifts, backhoes, air compressors, forklifts, track loaders, excavators, generators, scissor lifts, and many more items.

The Columbus location is open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information or to inquire about opening an account with Vandalia Rental, they can be reached at https://vandaliarental.com/ or at 614-350-7777 during business hours.

About Vandalia Rental:

Vandalia Rental has served the Greater Dayton, Greater Columbus, and Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky markets since 1961. Vandalia Rental's seven locations proudly service construction rental partners ranging from small businesses to large publicly traded corporations, government agencies, and municipalities throughout the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky regions.

Related link: https://vandaliarental.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Dispatch Media Group Names Westerwood a Winner of the Columbus Top Workplaces Award for the 7th Year in a Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Westerwood has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"We are honored and thrilled to be named a winner of the "Top Workplaces 2022" award by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine," said Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director. "This is the 7th year in a row Westerwood has received this recognition and it is so meaningful to us because the list is based solely on employee feedback."

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations and a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization to make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

About Westerwood:

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic retirement community just off the beaten path and minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back, and connecting with nature. Westerwood is the only true nonprofit Life Care community near Westerville and offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care Contract to provide predictable monthly living expenses regardless of care levels needed.

Rooted in the northeast side of Columbus since 1978, this wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an art studio, a woodshop, and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a 2020 Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Visit: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

About Energage:

Making the world a better place to work together.(tm)

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

Related link: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

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Business, Construction and Building, Free News Articles, Product Launches, Software

GPRS Creates a Novel Geospatial Solution: SiteMap

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (GPRS) is releasing a new software and service named SiteMap. GPRS is a private concrete scanning, utility locating, and leak detection company that provides critical subsurface mapping to construction contractors and facility managers. This new service offering will be the first of its kind in the private subsurface locating industry.

GPRS has been in collaborative efforts with the University of Toledo to test the new software to ensure that it delivers the functionality that its clients will require.

Jamie Althauser, Field Support Director of GPRS, said this about the company's new service offering, "The problem that GPRS is trying to solve is that the university is currently maintaining their records through multiple fragmented, unreliable platforms that are difficult to manage. We're providing an end-to-end solution for utility management and location data through a cloud-based solution that will allow greater efficiency, collaboration, and sharing."

GPRS has completed hundreds of thousands of subsurface scanning projects and keeps detailed documentation of its services. This documentation has been used to compile a comprehensive cloud service for future excavation, renovation, and construction projects.

Brian Skelding, GPRS's Director of Digital Transformation, said, "We believe SiteMap will empower our clients, providing critical information to their teams and project partners, both in the field and in the office. Not only will it help make the industry safer but it will create efficiencies and prevent costly utility hits."

GPRS plans on launching SiteMap by summer 2022. More information will be available soon on their new service offerings and specifications.

About GPRS:

GPRS, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, provides private utility locating and concrete scanning services to utilities, contractors, engineering firms, and environmental consultants in every major market in the United States. To learn more, visit http://www.gprsinc.com/.

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Country Music Artist Announces 2022 Concert Series to Benefit Veterans

WAYNESVILLE, Ohio -- International country chart-topper and member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame, Richard Lynch has announced the 2022 lineup of "Keepin' It Country Farm" concerts to benefit the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans. This year's lineup includes several #1 Billboard charting artists and a couple of stars from RFD TV.

Headliners include multi-#1 artist/writer, Paul Overstreet; Statler Brothers member, Jimmy Fortune; RFD TV's Penny Gilley, #1 Christian Country artist, Jeff Bates; and RFD performers, The Malpass Brothers.

Watch Richard's announcement at https://www.facebook.com/RichardLynchBand/videos/285021543664009

FULL LINEUP OF KEEPIN' IT COUNTRY FARM "LOVE TATTOO FOUNDATION BENEFIT CONCERTS"

Fri, June 3rd - Jeff Bates

Sat, July 16th - The Malpass Brothers

Sat, August 20th - Paul Overstreet

Sat, September 24th - Jimmy Fortune

Sat, October 8th - Penny Gilley w/Bonnie Riley

Sat, November 5th - Richard Lynch Band and Friends.

All shows start at 7 p.m., with the Richard Lynch Band hosting. Tickets, including a season pass to all shows, are available at https://lovetattoofoundation.org/.

ABOUT RICHARD LYNCH:

Over the past 3 decades, Richard Lynch has compiled a long list of country hits and chart-toppers on both domestic and international sales and radio airplay charts, including multiple #1 iTunes chart singles, several #1 New Music Weekly radio songs, #1 IndieWorld and Roots Music Report chart tracks and a Christian Music Weekly Top 20 single. Richard has been in Billboard Magazine, Taste Of Country, The Boot, CCM Magazine, Country Music People, and countless others. He has also appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV and more.

He has recorded popular duets with legendary artists like Ronnie McDowell and Leona Williams, as well as Grammy Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard Lynch is a proud member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame and the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. Lynch is also the owner of Keepin' It Country Farm in Waynesville, OH and co-founder of Love Tattoo Foundation that assists veterans.

Website: https://www.richardlynchband.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichardLynchBand/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/richardlynchbnd

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Ft2PD3ZFfdWgcysP7RYnb?si=52IT3X3BS-y-gRShvEW-Pg&dl_branch=1

ABOUT LOVE TATTOO FOUNDATION:

The Love Tattoo Foundation is a non-profit organization that honors and assists the American Veterans who carry mental or physical scars, from serving their country. Its mission is to raise money and awareness to help give these Veterans the opportunities they sacrificed, so others could have theirs.

The Love Tattoo Foundation was born as the positive outcome from a truly devastating event. Law Enforcement Officer, Charles "Chuck" Brisbin, was moved by a story he had heard of a young man who left for Afghanistan as a soldier for his country and came back disfigured. Being involved closely with our country's military, Chuck was compelled to honor this man in any way he could, to show his humble gratitude. So he turned to poetry. Chuck wrote a beautiful poem titled Love Tattoo.

After he finished the poem, he wanted to take it a step further by finding a voice that would be the spirit of his message; not only for this man, but for every man and woman who've sacrificed everything for what others have. Without hesitation, he turned to country music artist, Richard Lynch. Richard has a passion and respect for our military that is not to be taken lightly. He was humbled and honored to be asked to turn this poem into a song. Since then, Richard's adaptation of the poem has literally brought veterans of all ages and walks of life to tears on the spot.

From this, a greater cause was revealed. There are folks ranging from 18 to 81 years old that will carry mental and physical scars with them for the rest of their lives, because they fought for our citizens' freedoms. The most shocking fact of this is that there is no organization designated specifically to these folks and their needs. It came to our attention that these men and women almost feel ostracized; they feel like damaged goods. With very little discussion, it was decided that The Love Tattoo Foundation would take a stand and help these amazing people. They should be lifted up and honored, not put away on a dusty shelf. Learn more at: https://lovetattoofoundation.org/

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