Our Timeline - What We've Done

Chainsaws for Charity is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  We help families and organizations in need of financial assistance.  We strive to help families forget their burdens for at least one day.  We have traveled to many areas of the United States.  

 

Our current project is the American First Responders Memorial Monument.

 

See below for a timeline of our events.

 

 

 

September 2010

        * Carved 1st Tribute Sculpture for Vietnam Veterans

 

 

 

December 2010

     * Tribute 1 dedicated to National War Museum in Sandusky, Ohio

March 2011

     * Epilog Laser signed 2-year sponsorship deal

 

April 2011

     * Holley Performance Products signed 2-year sponsorship deal

 

July 2011

     * Stihl began open-ended equipment sponsorship

 

 

August 2011

     * Started carving Tribute II sculpture

October 15-16, 2011

     * ARCA Championship - Sight for Konner - Toledo Speedway - Helped send

             6-year-old Konner to China for intravenous stem cell implants

 

October 21, 2011

      * Benefit for Tanya Comfort - Laport Inn, Elyria, Ohio - Helped save home

             from foreclosure

February 2012

     * Met Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick

 

April 2012

     * Bandit signed 2 year sponsorship deal

     * NorthEast Forest Products Expo -

            Essex Junction, Vermont - Met Senator Randy Brock

 

 

May 2012

     * Finished detailing Tribute II sculpture

 

 

June 2012

     * Met Jesse James Dupree and Bob Hill - Sandusky, Ohio

 

 

July 2012

     * American Legion Post Memorial Park Fund - Luna Pier, Michigan

 

 

July 2012

     * American Vietnam Traveling Wall Tribute tour begins

 

 

July 11 - 15, 2012

     * Stop #1 - Tiffin, Ohio - Charity:  Seneca County (for Veterans)

 

 

July 18 - 22, 2012

     * Stop #2 - Versailes, Indiana -

           Charity:  Family of Cpl. John C. Bishop

 

 

July 24 - 28, 2012

     * Stop #3 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

 

August 3, 2012

     * Vicki Ballard Memorial Ride began at Worth Harley-Davidson

           in Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

August 5, 2012

     * Arrived at Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, South Dakota - 

           Met with Michael Ballard, owner

 

 

August 7, 2012

     * Commandeered a chopper and took aerial photos

 

 

August 9, 2012

     * Personal "Thank You" from Rear Admiral Leon Peretti's son

     * On-stage with Tribute II Sculpture and Jackyl

 

 

August 10, 2012

     * Peronal "Thank You" and meeting with 

           Ret. Brigadier General Lester Lyles-USAF

 

 

 

August 15, 2012

     * Secretary of Department of Interior gave green light for Mount Rushmore

           and Black Hills National Cemetery pictures

 

 

December 2012

     * Carved Tribute III for Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 55

 

 

April 2013

     * Tough as Chase - Chandler, Indiana - Benefit for

           4-year-old Chase Eaden who was fighting brain cancer

 

 

April 2013

     * Mike Skellie nominated and accepted into the global Who's Who of Marketing and

         Promotions

 

 

June 2013

     * Jeff Burton Memorial Ride - Osgood, Indiana -

           Benefitting Juvenile Diabetes

 

 

 

June 2013

     * Friendhship Shoot - Friendship, Indiana - Charity:  Family of

           Kaiden Chism - 2-year-old with diabetes

 

 

June 2013

     * Pollard's Bowl - Versailles, Indiana - Benefit for 4-year-old Kasey McAdams

           who is battling brain cancer

 

 

July 2013

     * 4th of July Parade - Milan, Indiana - Benefit for Milan EMS

 

 

July 2014

     * American Legion Park - Versailles, Indiana - Benefit for

           Kenny Benham who needs a kidney transplant

 

 

July 2013

     * Ripley County Fair, Osgood, Indiana - Benefit for Families of

           Kasey McAdams and Kenny Benham

 

 

August 2013

     * Fraternal Order of Eagles - Greensburg, Indiana - Benefit for

           Allie League who is battling cancer

 

 

August 2013

     * Conservation Club - Greensburg, Indiana - Benefit for

           Nick and Tommy Yorn to purchase their headstones

 

 

August 2013

     * Decatur County Fairgrounds - Greensburg, Indiana -

           Power of the Past - Benefitting Hospice of Decatur County

August 2013

     * Milan Park - Milan, Indiana - Cops and Kids -

           Benefitting Ripley County's "Shop With a Cop"

 

     * Steve Gore nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award

 

 

September 2013

    * Wallpe's Keg - Greensburg, Indiana - Benefit for Family of

           Jason McBeath to purchase a headstone

 

 

September 2013

     * Milan Community Park - Milan, Indiana - Johnathan's Journey / 

            Milan Rescue 30 Benefit

 

 

September 2013

     * Milan VFW - Milan, Indiana - Vets Helping Vets

 

 

October 2013

     * Milan Legion Park - Milan, Indiana - Prayers for Lisa - 

           Benefit for familty for healthcare costs

 

 

October 2013

     * Rick's Tavern & Grille - Fairfield, Ohio - Rock the Boob - 

           Benefit for breast cancer research - Interviewed by

           CinCity Rock radio

 

 

October 2013

     * Cutting Edge Farms - LaSalle, Michigan - Bofus Party -

           Benefit to raise money for "Secret Santa" for local family - 

           Interviewed by WTOL from Toledo

 

 

January 2014

     * Milan VFW - Milan, Indiana - Benefit for Tammy Douglas - a family

           friend battling cancer

 

 

January 2014

     * Steve Gore named a finalist in the Eagle Rare Life Award Contest!

 

March 2014

     * Romweber Marketplace - Batesville, Indiana - Batesville Regional

           Fine Arts Fair - Benefit for Domestic Violence Shelter

           "Safe Passage"

 

 

March 2014

    * Kathleen Dickman named one of the leading IT executives in the greater

         Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by LEAD magazine

 

March 2014

     * Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium - Louisville, Kentucky -

           St. Addie's Army - Benefit for Addie a 4-year-old battling cancer

 

 

May 2014

     * Milan VFW - Milan, Indiana - Celebration of Veterans and Military

 

 

September 2014

     * Wallpe's Keg - Greensburg, Indiana - 2nd Annual Jason McBeath

           Benefit

 

 

September 2014

     * Whitewater State Park - Liberty, Indiana - Chase vehicle

           in support of Veterans' Memorial Monument

 

 

January & February 2015

     * Greensburg & Batesville, Indiana - Sophia Strong - Benefit

           for Sophia Walsman a child battling cancer

 

April 2015

     * Milan VFW - Milan, Indiana - Austin Rohrig Memorial Benefit - 

           Benefit for SIDS research and local youth groups

 

May 2015

     * "The Square" in Batesville - Batesville, Indiana - Sawdust Days - 

           Benefit for Batesville Rotary Club

 

May 2015

     * Chainsaws for Charity, in partnership with Heroes Memorial

           Foundation, became a 501(c), non-profit organization

 

May 2015

     * Steve Gore nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award for the 

           3rd consecutive year.

 

 

June 2015

     * Wallpe's Keg - Greensburg, Indiana - Benefit for Brian Atchley

           to purchase headstone for his father.

 

July 2015

   * Pikeville, Kentucky - Organized and participated in

          the Gary Kidd Memorial Ride

 

 

August 2015

    * Jake's Mecca Cafe - West Harrison, Indiana - Benefit for

          Todd Hollins

 

 

August 2015

      * Wallpe's Keg - Greensburg, Indiana - Benefit for Nancy Killian

 

 

September 2015

   * Wallpe's Keg - Greensburg, Indiana - 3rd Annual Jason McBeath

         Benefit 

 

 

April 2016

   * Romweber Marketplace - Batesville, Indiana - 

        Batesville Rregional Fine Arts Fair

 

 

 

June 2016

   * Baytown, Texas - Helped arrange for transportation to a monster truck rally

         for a terminally ill toddler

 

 

 

July 2016

   * Marion, Indiana - Met up with Jesse James Dupree to update him on

         our activities and present him with an AFRMM / PTSD t-shirt

 

 

 

August 2016

* Lambertville, Michigan - 2nd Annual Stephen Machinski Memorial Golf Outing - 

            Proceeds from the Machinski Family to benefit the AFRMM

 

September 2016

* Milan, Indiana - Tim Miller and camerman from WTOL in Tolelo, Ohio

        visited shop and interviewed team for story for evening news

 

 

 

March 2017

  * Brookville, Indiana – American Legion - Benefit for Marvetta Pennington &

              Brenda Riley who are battling cancer

 

 

May 2017

* Batesville, Indiana - Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair - Worked with

          5 guest artists - Proceeds for Safe Passage Shelter & the AFRMM

 

June 2017

* Milan, Indiana - Brad Underwood and cameraman from Channel 12

        in Cincinnati, Ohio visited shop for an interview for news story

        for evening news

 

 

June 2017

* Harrison, Ohio - Rally for Callie - Benefit for Callie, a 4-year-old, 

         who is battling brain cancer

 

 

August 2017

* St. Paul, Minnesota - Soldiers-6 - Benefit to raise funds to train

       dogs and provide them to veterans suffering with PTSD

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