612……let that number sink in for a moment.   Think about it.   What do you think it represents?   Give up?   That number represents the number of Texas Heroes, who in support of our great country, fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  612 brave men and women…courageous and selfless men and women….heroes, each of them.  Here’s another number……41……that’s the number of West Virginia Heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in those campaigns.   Yet another number is 123.  That number represents the fallen from the great state of Wisconsin.   This year, OATH will again take to the highways and back roads across this amazing country and pay homage to these heroes as we walk in their honor.  Unfortunately, due to the CoViD-19 issue, we will not be walking as a collective team as we’ve done for the past four years.  Instead, each team member will be walking within their own respective states and areas.  Some are walking 10 miles.  Some are walking 100 miles.  Some are walking every day for the entire month of May.  As we cover the miles, we will not only honor these Heroes that have made the ultimate sacrifice, but we will also seek to bring awareness to the true meaning of Memorial Day by turning it into the OATH MEMORIAL MONTH !!! 

Other than the sad fact that we have added more souls to this year’s list of fallen heroes , this year will be no different in terms of the honor and the tribute that will be paid to one of this nation’s greatest treasures…..her fallen veterans.   If you’d like to join the OATH Walking Team, please let Gary know ASAP !  You can email him at [email protected] or text him at 281-352-6972 or send him a PM via Facebook Messenger.  Gary will assist you with the creation of your Facebook Fundraiser, as well as publishing your photo and link on this OATH Memorial Walk Team fundraising page. 

In doing this walk, we do not seek fanfare.  We do not seek praise, and we do not seek any sort of “Man, y’all are so awesome” praise and glorification.  What we do seek, however, is your money to further our ministry.  $40,000 to be exact.  Plain and simple.  Our goal is to raise $40,000 this year that, coupled with the money we raised last year, will be spread out across several different programs and initiatives.  Some will be used to fuel our Battle Buddy Trips.   Some will be used to fuel our Warrior Wives Retreats.  Some will be used to fuel our Brother’s Keeper Trips.  Other’s will be to fuel our Foxhole Program Trips.  Bottom line, these funds will be carefully distributed and spent in a manner that is both honorable and transparent in fashion.  

During this walk, folks will be wearing backpacks.     Some will be wearing military issued rucksacks.  Others will be carrying photos of the fallen in their pockets.  In Texas, the rucksacks worn to honor the 612 fallen Texans will contain a notebook with a photo of every one of those brave souls we represent.  In the rucksack will also be a set of dog tags for each of these 612 Heroes.   They’ll be with the Texas team every step and every tear and every prayer along the way.  For them, we welcome the pain.  We all benefited from these warriors laying their lives down on the altar of freedom, so now, let’s all grip hands and do something bold and epic and fitting of that sacrifice.

We’re not asking you to donate $1,000.  We’re not asking you to donate $100.  We’re simply asking for each and every person that visits this page to visit the Walker’s Facebook Fundraiser portals below and donate an amount that fits within your budget.  Then, please SHARE SHARE SHARE these Facebook Fundraisers and encourage your friends to also donate and share.  Our team would be so incredibly thankful if you could do that for them.  These Walkers are all over the country, and they’ll be walking to support honor the very best that our nation had to offer.  These walkers need your help to be successful, so please dig deep and help us !!!  Once you donate online, you will immediately receive an online donation receipt for your tax records.

If you’d prefer, you can also mail a check to the address shown below, and we’ll take these funds and use them to support our Heroes and to further God’s Kingdom via love and compassion and understanding.  For those wanting to mail a check, please make the check payable to OATH, and write the name of the Walker you’d like to sponsor in the memo section.  You can then mail that check to :

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

Once we receive your check, we will mail you a donation receipt for your tax records. 

Dig deep, folks.  

Let’s get those donations rolling in today !!!  

Do not put it off.  

Do it.  

Be part of this, it’s going to be quite amazing.  

Now please share this with ALL of your closest friends !!!

Thanks for all of your continued amazing support, we genuinely appreciate you !!!

GOAL : $61,500.00

CURRENT :  $59,721.32

GAP : $1,778.68

 

WALKERS

 

Gary Bartels

GOAL : $25,000

CURRENT : $27,685.28

GAP : $0

If you’d like to sponsor Gary, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Gary Bartels OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $14,065.28

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $3,095 ….. $500 ….. $10,000

PAYPAL : $25

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Crystal Smith

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $550

GAP : $450

If you’d like to sponsor Crystal, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Crystal Smith OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $550

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Jeff New

GOAL : $1,250

CURRENT : $675

GAP : $575

If you’d like to sponsor Jeff, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Jeff New OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $675

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Royce Carnley

GOAL : $1,500

CURRENT : $865

GAP : $635

If you’d like to sponsor Royce, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Royce Carnley OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $865

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Adam Berry

GOAL : $2.500

CURRENT : $2,000

GAP : $500

If you’d like to sponsor Adam, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Adam Berry OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $2,000

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Jesse Hernandez

GOAL : $1,250

CURRENT : $1,495.15

GAP : $0

If you’d like to sponsor Jesse, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Jesse Hernandez OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $1,495.15

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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John Coggins

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $140

GAP : $860

If you’d like to sponsor John, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “John Coggins OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $140

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Regina Bartels

GOAL : $3,750

CURRENT : $3,385

GAP : $365

If you’d like to sponsor Regina, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Regina Bartels OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $2,917

CASH : $30

CHECKS : $160

PAYPAL : $153 ….. $25 ….. $100

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Bridget Aleem

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $375

GAP : $625

If you’d like to sponsor Bridget, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Bridget Aleem OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $375

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Evan McWethy

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $160

GAP : $840

If you’d like to sponsor Evan, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Evan McWethy OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $160

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Kash Aleem

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $45

GAP : $955

If you’d like to sponsor Kash, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Kash Aleem OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $45

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Renee Bonin

GOAL : $1,500

CURRENT : $1,045

GAP : $455

If you’d like to sponsor Renee, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Renee Bonin OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $545

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $500 ($250 MATCHED)

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Jennie and David McGinn

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $165

GAP : $835

If you’d like to sponsor Jennie and David, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “McGinn OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $165

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Amy Paik

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $265

GAP : $735

If you’d like to sponsor Amy, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Amy Paik OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $265

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Kristi and David Gonzales

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $105

GAP : $895

If you’d like to sponsor Kristi and David, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Gonzales OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $105

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Shawn Dale Owens

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $40

GAP : $960

If you’d like to sponsor Shawn, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Shawn Dale Owens OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $40

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Joshua Wimer

GOAL : $1,250

CURRENT : $745

GAP : $505

If you’d like to sponsor Joshua, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Joshua Wimer OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $745

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Willis Parr

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $90

GAP : $910

If you’d like to sponsor Willis, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Willis Parr OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $90

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Team Motivation

GOAL : $1,500

CURRENT : $970

GAP : $530

If you’d like to sponsor Team Motivation, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Team Motivation OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $970

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Kim and Brian Zickefoose

GOAL : $2,000

CURRENT : $1,615

GAP : $385

If you’d like to sponsor Kim and Brian, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Team Zickefoose OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $1,615170

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Kimberly Kalsey

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $110

GAP : $890

If you’d like to sponsor Kimberly, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Kimberly Kalsey OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $110

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Brandon M. Calhoun

GOAL : $1,250

CURRENT : $875

GAP : $375

If you’d like to sponsor Brandon, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Brandon M. Calhoun OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $875

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Carissa and BJ Wheeler

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $190

GAP : $810

If you’d like to sponsor Carissa and BJ, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Team Wheeler OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $190

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Greg Robins

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $1,075

GAP : $0

If you’d like to sponsor Greg, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Greg Robins OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $1,075

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Rob Evans

GOAL : $1,500

CURRENT : $13,480

GAP : $0

If you’d like to sponsor Rob, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Rob Evans OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $780

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $300 ….. $100 ….. $12,300

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Noel Orsak and Jay Faith

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $120

GAP : $880

If you’d like to sponsor Noel and Jay, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Noel and Jay OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $120

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Brian Lohnes

GOAL : $1,250

CURRENT : $895.89

GAP : $354.11

If you’d like to sponsor Brian, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Brian Lohnes OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $895.89

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Denise Chambers

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $40

GAP : $960

If you’d like to sponsor Denise, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Denise Chambers OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $40

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Amy Dial

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $350

GAP : $650

If you’d like to sponsor Amy, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Amy Dial OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $350

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0

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Mark Montooth

GOAL : $1,000

CURRENT : $170

GAP : $830

If you’d like to sponsor Mark, you may do so by donating via this Facebook Fundraiser.

You may also donate by sending a check (payable to OATH) to

OATH, Inc.
27314 Piney Ranch Lane
Katy, TX
77494

In the memo section of the check, please write “Amy Dial OP612”.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS : $170

CASH : $0

CHECKS : $0