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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 4 2017 4:39 AM UTC +00:00

About

My wife and I "took the plunge" and followed our dreams of owning our own business. CHICK E RIBS IS the brain child of years of dreaming, wishing, and hard work.... We have decided it's time to give back to those that have sacrificed so much for us... ... ALL OF US!

     Our son shocked us one day and told us he was joining the Marine Corps. Mixed feelings quickly gave way to the proudest a parent could ever feel! Although we had some reservations about our son joining the military, we fully supported his decision and before long we were immersed in the military lifestyle. Basic training, Graduation, MCT, another graduation, PDS, ... and all the acronyms we had to learn... it was clear our lives were all changed forever.

      PTSD, was one acronym that was coming up in the media on what seemed like a daily basis. We happened to catch a documentary on tv one night and PTSD was at the forefront of the story. At one point they threw a statistic out that was shockingly scary.... OUR servicemen and women were 2 X's more likely to commit suicide than their civilian counterparts. DID I MENTION SHOCKING... AND SCARY... So twice as many people in the military commit suicide then those of us in the civilian world? Really, ... and the government is doing "what" about this? 

Up until this point we were pretty comfortable with our sons decision. Sure we missed him,  we worried about his deployment, and when we would get to see him... but this statistic was absolutely mind blowing! MY IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS WHY? Then anger... if this is "common knowledge how can it still be such a big problem? It was at that moment that caused us to pursue and address this sickening statistic. WE DECIDED THE SUICIDE RATE AMONGST "OUR NATIONS HEROES" WAS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE!! 

Switching gears a bit...

     In the cold winter months of 2016, 2017, we poured all of our savings into building CHICK E RIBS from the ground up. We then borrowed money to start the LLC, and file the relentless piles of paperwork to turn our dream into a reality. Season one (still underway) had become a HUGE success. 

We are now faced with the dilemma that many small businesses encounter... expand and "make it", or watch all of our hard work and dreams die. FOR US, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION. WE KNEW... CHICK E RIBS was a way to give back... to make enough money to start a 501c3 non profit that was geared towards fighting the sad but true reality that a staggering number of these very young men and women, who signed their lives away for our freedom, were committing suicide at a truly alarming rate! For us, it's not just a hobby, it's a stepping stone to one day saving countless lives to a seriously flawed system... OUR MILITARY SYSTEM!  WE SPEND MONTHS, AND MONTHS TRAINING THESE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, WE IMMERSE THEM DEEPLY INTO THE MILITARY LIFESTYLE FOR YEARS. THEN WHEN THEY DECIDE, OR OUR GOVERNMENT DECIDES ITS TIME TO RETURN TO CIVILIAN LIFE... ... NOTHING... NO RE ENTRY, NO JOB PLACEMENT, VERY LITTLE SUPPORT...  So after (call it what you will), but in reality it's months to years of brainwashing, we just send them back into the world.... AGAIN, A SERIOUSLY FLAWED SYSTEM. I'LL BE DAMNED IF I JUST SIT BACK AND LET IT HAPPEN TO MY SON! TO ANYONE'S SON OR DAUGHTER! We need to fight for them!! Fight for them like they so willingly gave all to fight for us!

     So, we have a great following for being in business for a short period of time. Our recipes are unique and unlike BBQ that any have tasted before! Because of this, we absolutely need to expand grow our brand and continue with the non prifit and all It stands for. It's time to move from renting a location, to purchasing a location of our own. This will allow us the freedom to grow, add more seating, more signs, and more great food, but most important... more potential to grow the non profit, and SAVE LIVES! 

     Our sauces and recipes are one of a kind and we need to bring them to the world. By doing this it gives us the capabilities of bringing awareness to the world. A FLAWED  AND BROKEN SYSTEM THAT SITS BY AND LETS OUR KIDS BECOME ANOTHER MILITARY STATSISTIC IS 100% UNACCEPTABLE! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! PLEASE BE A DONOR. REAL LIVES ARE ON THE LINE. WE PLEDGE TO FIGHT! WE WILL SEE THIS THROUGH UNTIL OUR GOVERNMENT ADMITS TO, AND ADDRESSES THIS VERY REAL PROBLEM.  

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS THROUGH, AND FOR DONATING AS MUCH, OR AS LITTLE AS YOU CAN TO THIS CAUSE. WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL POLICY IS CHANGED, AND LIVES ARE SAVED! 

GOAL:

Obtain 501c3 status nonprofit

Job placement for ex military

Re entry classes/programs

Activities

"Homes for heroes" 

     And much more for "ONH" Our Nation's Heroes

THANK YOU!! 

YOUR DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED... AND NEEDED!

Risks and challenges

Although CHICK E RIBS IS doing very well, we cannot afford to expand to the size that it needs to in order to be on track to reach its full potential. Because our nonprofit and CHICK E RIBS go hand hand, We have and continue to re invest into the business, but we need help to make that next big leap and get the nonprofit working for our military men and women. It's simply do or die time... make it or break it time.... or as my grandfather use to say " shit or get off the pot". ... We are fully aware of the potential this nonprofit has , the lives it can save, and all that it can accomplish. CHICK E RIBS plays an intricate part in making all of this a reality , it's now simply time to turn all of that potential to a reality. Thank you for joining the fight and helping us make real changes that will save lives!

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    SUPPORT OUR TROOPS PACKAGE

    WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND ALL THAT IS WRONG WITH IT OVER NIGHT... a simple $5.00 donation is HUGE in our eyes. We plan on attacking this one small goal at a time Your simple $5 Will help us obtain 501c3 status, which allows us to obtain larger donations that we can use to complete these all important LIFE SAVING projects.
    With your $5 donation, you will be granted access to our personal email and contact info where you are free to ask questions and stay up to date on what we are working on, where the money is being used, and what's next for "ONH"
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    I GOT MY PORK PULLED T SHIRT

    Any pledges of $30.00 or more will receive our graphic T shirt that reads "I got my pork pulled at CHICK E RIBS" T shirt also includes our logo and phone number. Reverse side reads "we support America and love our troops. (Please select size and color) S, M, L, XL, XXL

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    Any pledges of $50.00 or more will not only receive the "I got my pork pulled at CHICK E RIBS" T SHIRT, but will also receive a $15.00 voucher for "lunch on us" let us thank you in person for your generous donation. Come have a delicious lunch on CHICK E RIBS

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    ONH STICKER, PERSONAL EMAIL, & T SHIRT

    Pledges of $100.00 or more will receive the CHICK E RIBS T shirt, "I got my pork pulled at CHICK E RIBS", a personal email from my wife and I thanking you for your support. Along with bi monthly updates, keeping you informed as to where we are, what we are doing, and future plans. We will also include an exclusive ONH sticker so you can proudly display your support for our beloved servicemen and women.

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