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Chris Neal Farm

Camp Hope is dedicated to honoring the fallen by helping the wounded. Created by Gold Star parents, William "Mike" and Galia White, the 170-acre farm located 70 miles southeast of Lambert-St. Louis Airport in Missouri, was created to honor the memory of their son. Pfc Christopher Neal White, a 23-year-old Marine, was tragically killed in action in Al Anbar, Iraq on June 20, 2006.

Camp Hope provides FREE outdoor adventures to combat wounded veterans of the War on Terror and active-duty combat-wounded Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors.

The mission of Camp Hope is to allow wounded warriors the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities with dignity - to not think about what they "can't" do, only to think what they want to do. Soldiers can shoot skeet, hunt turkey and deer, fish, hike, explore the country, or relax around the ever-burning firepit.

More than 42,000 Soldiers have been wounded in the War on Terror. Camp Hope is committed to letting them heal through nature. Since 2007, dozens of Soldiers - male and female, representing all branches of the military, from across the country, have experienced, enjoyed, and sought solace at Camp Hope.
Founder White says he, "never had a clue his idea could help in a Soldier's recovery." But one of the first Soldiers to visit shares, "Camp Hope heals."

6th Annual Poker Run this Saturday, August 15th

The Wolfpack “Ride for Fred” Annual Poker Run will be held on this Saturday.This event is held in memory of Freddie Danuser. There is a $10.00 per hand fee – High and Low hands win. Registration from 8:00 to 11:00 rain or shine at the Washington American Legion Post 218, Washington, MO. All proceeds will go to CAMP HOPE. Don’t miss this event!

CAMP HOPE POKER RUN - AUGUST 29th

On Saturday, August 29th, 2015, the AMVETS RIDERS – Chapter MO48 will hold the 8th Annual CAMP HOPE POKER RUN. All cars & bikes are welcome!
Breakfast available at 8 am/s - sign up at 8:30 am at the AMVETS Post, Hwy. 21 & AMVETS Dr., De Soto, MO. For additional information call 314-602-9115.

HORSEPOWER FOR HOPE

Great big THANK YOU to the Auto Plaza Group of De Soto and Fredericktown for coordinating and sponsoring “Horsepower for Hope” for Camp Hope!

This huge fundraiser, underwritten by the Auto Plaza Group, was held on Saturday, June 27th at Bonne Terre Drag Strip. Proceeds and all concessions from the event went to Camp Hope. Events included drag racing, dyno runs, a show and shine and a 50/50 drawing, which the winner donated back to fundraiser total.

A GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT!

Ride for the Wounded Poker Run took place on May 16th. This was the third time they’ve held this event for Camp Hope. The weather did not cooperate and that significantly impacted attendance. 45 Riders bared the elements though and they raised $550 and plus $95 in T-shirts sales. The event culminated with a final stop at BoBeck’s in Waterloo, IL. A great time for all involved!

GENEROSITY OF MORE CARING PEOPLE

Wounded Veteran’s Camp Honors Memory Of Marine


Several times a year, groups of wounded veterans visit the camp, all expenses paid, to enjoy the great outdoors just like Chris did. They hunt turkey or deer, hike, fish, go 4-wheeling or just enjoy the camaraderie of others who have had their “boots in the same dirt.”

Action Trak

The growth of Camp Hope in the last few years - the lodge, cabins, hunting areas and more - have all grown because there is a growing group of people who rally to Camp Hope's mission of getting America's wounded veterans back to nature. This dedicated group of veterans, volunteers, donors and friends make up the Camp Hope Family.

For one Army veteran, the Camp Hope family has found a way to get him back outdoors whenever he needs.

Six Veterans go fishing in America's Last Frontier

The many partnerships Camp Hope has forged with other organizations in supporting our veterans has given us the opportunity to take vets out to see some of the most beautiful parts of our nation. In September Camp Hope took six Veterans to Anchorage, Alaska for a fishing trip and some awesome sight seeing.

Army Captain Joe Bogart

After an IED Explosion legally blinded me I knew my life would not be the same. I thought I would never be able to participate in the activities I enjoyed before fighting overseas. Then I spent a weekend at Camp Hope and now all that has changed. Thank you, Camp Hope!

Army Sgt Bobby Lisek

Thank you so much for this great opportunity, I have finally met someone that has been through the same stuff as me, it has been a blessing.

Army Sgt Jared Feldman

It means a lot for me to be here this weekend, this is incredible, I am really touched by what they are doing.

Camp Hope: Honoring the Fallen by Helping the Wounded
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