With the support of many hands, we’ve been on the road for 545 days, driven 39,095 miles, visited 36 states, completed 38 projects, have worked with 46 Veterans and 117 creatives, and launched 14 projects with 24 more currently preparing to launch. Now, 18 months later, our initial funds have been fully utilized and deployed, causing us to pause the upcoming tour projects in order to raise the finances needed to complete the rest of our nationwide mission.
*Each of the Veteran’s stories from the 50 States: Veterans + Artists United projects are produced into Limited Edition products where 25% of the proceeds directly benefit each Veteran and their family.
CHASE THE CHALLENGES
U.S. Navy Veteran Bob Williams – AKA “Willard” — and graphic designer Andrew Barton collaborated to create “Chase,” an illustrative depiction of Bob’s fun-loving and adventurous nature. Born to fly, Bob was a pilot during the Vietnam War, flying an A-6 Intruder on the USS Constellation and USS Forrestal before it caught fire in 1967. He later flew an A-4 Skyhawk in the Reserves while he was a Landing Signal Officer (LSO), teaching and coaching pilots through the difficult task of landing planes on aircraft carriers.
Accepting of all that life has to offer, Bob doesn’t shy away from a good challenge. In fact, he lives his life as daringly as he can. In the design “Chase,” Andrew captured Bob’s playful personality through the bright red color against a dark green, inspired by the red and green ink he used in his hand-written flight logs. With an A-6 Intruder flying through the type, Andrew demonstrates how Bob views life as a rollercoaster ride. Together, they hope that “Chase” inspires others, in particular Veterans, to embrace all that life is, the good, the bad, and in particular, the challenges.
Your support of any amount will help enable [HAS HEART] to pay a small token of appreciation to state project participants (Veteran, Designer, Photographer, Videographer, Writer) from each project in addition to minimal project costs and basic travel logistics.
It can start with something as simple as donating a cup of coffee to a Veteran participant or buying lunch for the six-member project crew — any level of support will go a long way in supporting [HAS HEART] in sharing a Veteran’s story.
[$123,728 RAISED OF OUR $250,000 GOAL]
(AS OF JANUARY 01, 2019)