So......I got the paperwork and sent it along with the requirements, a very brief summery of the costs, and what I would be covering personally, which for a very poor student that is currently attending school full-time (19 credit hours this semester alone.) is significant. As more complete lists of the "hard" costs become available, more accurate cost analysis will be, publicly available via our website and Facebook Fan page. This weekend I will be posting this cost analysis and our documentation of incorporation as a non-profit (as of 01/25/11: Control # 99NFK Graffiti of War Foundation). All costs raised by our website (PayPal), through our sale of merchandise through our Merchandise Page along with personal contributions by Doc, SSG D., Mel will go to fund the costs associated with my travel as an independent journalist to capture and document artistic creations for the purpose of completing a book.
The focus of this foundation following the completion of the project is to use those funds to help our brothers and sisters-in-arms use artistic expression to fight this inner battle, to heal those unseen, silent wounds. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves. We have a lot to focus on to ensure the success of garnering the approval of DOD, so we need to take it one-step at a time. And today was a first step forward to get that approval.
As always, we are open to suggestions, ideas, comments, partners towards the common goal, etc. Please feel free to contact Doc and SSG D. directly by clicking the link. All of us working on this project can assure all of our fans and supporters we are committed to this project to the very end and will strive towards reality, honesty, and honor. I was once told, "Shoot for the stars, and at the very least you will hit the moon.", so we hope the change the world, but even just one person would be life changing. We hope we can count on your support through this journey, our journey.
Jaeson "Doc" Parsons