Chapter 776 in Bettendorf donated $723 to Jason’s Box to help with the purchase of a track wheel chair that will be used to help wounded warriors fish and hunt when they visit the Quad City area this summer.
Gold Star Mother Teri Johnson started Jason’s Box after losing her son in combat. Teri made it her mission to honor her son’s memory by improving the health and well-being of military men and women. Initially the organization solely focused on providing care packages to deployed troops, but over the years it has grown into much more. In addition to education and training, outreach and support programs, the organization is creating “Battle Buddy, ” a system that will pair up returning soldiers with older veterans in an effort to help make transitioning back into civilian life a little easier.