THE GUN CLEANERS
The Gun Cleaners is owned and operated by the Gates’s and Jamison Smith, some of the most wonderful folks you’d every hope to meet. They have been wonderful friends to OATH for quite some time, and their willingness to support our ministry is second to none. The Gun Cleaners was formed in Texas in 2011, and it is an LEO owned professional ultrasonic gun cleaning company. From their U.S. franchise stores and mobile cleaning trailer, The Gun Cleaners have been able to provide a superior cleaning service to many happy customers along with offering franchise business opportunities to anyone of interest. This is a business opportunity that is definitely ideal for veterans. While perfecting the ultimate ultrasonic gun cleaning process, The Gun Cleaners, along with a U.S. based solvent and lubrication company, were able to develop cleaning and lubrication products that are superior to most all products on the market. These products are available on their website.
The OATH Memorial Walk began in 2016 when Gary Bartels, the OATH Founder and Executive Director, decided to walk from Houston, Texas to his hometown of Kountze, Texas to honor the Texans who fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Gary walked 150.25 miles in 4 days, averaging 37.5 miles a day ! Based on the outpouring of support and encouragement OATH received for that first Memorial Walk, Gary said he knew that this would be an annual event. The following year, the OATH Walking Team grew with more members, and since 2016, the Team has walked close to 2,000 miles ! For the entire duration of the walk, the Team wears a rucksack which carries a notebook containing a photo of each of those fallen Heroes, as well as a set of dogtags for each. The memory and the legacy of these Heroes are with the Team every step of the way!
In partnering with The Gun Cleaners, OATH is excited to not only gain more awareness for the OATH Memorial Walk and the Heroes it honors, but to also gain exposure for The Gun Cleaners by giving back to that business ! How is OATH doing this you might ask ?? EASY ! Whatever amount is collected via this partnership, OATH will spend half of that money with The Gun Cleaners on items and services that will help our OATH Registered Veterans. Your donation, no matter how small, allows both OATH and The Gun Cleaners to bridge the gap of support and help folks in need. Whether it’s $5, $10 or $100, each and every dollar matters as we directly impact Heroes on your behalf!
If you would like to donate and help support this year’s Memorial Walk as well as The Gun Cleaners, you can do so by using the PayPal link below. PLEASE USE THE “FRIENDS AND FAMILY” OPTION !! This PayPal link has a short reference code implemented that will earmark your donated funds for our partnership, so at the end of the endeavor, OATH can gladly spend half of what’s collected with The Gun Cleaners in support of our Heroes ! Once you complete your online donation, a electronic receipt will be sent to your email address. Please retain this receipt for your tax records.
If you’d like to donate by check, please mail a check to the below address (made payable to OATH), and write “OATH / TGC” in the memo section of your check. Upon receipt of your check, you will be sent a donation receipt for your tax records.
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