Friday, September 28, 2007

Tribute to Trane McCloud

Trane McCloud was a TN Alpha graduate who was killed in Iraq. Some of his friends, and he had many, are sponsoring a tribute and fundraiser (Click to see the PDF flyer) to help provide for his children.
Dear Friend-

On December 3, 2006, Lieutenant-Colonel, Trane McCloud (USMC) was killed when his helicopter crashed in Iraq. Trane was a career Marine who left behind a family of three children and a wife.

Since joining the military, Trane has lived in Alexandria, VA. But, his roots run deep in Grosse Pointe, MI. He attended Trombly Elementary, Pierce Middle School and graduated from Grosse Pointe South High in 1985. He lived in Grosse Pointe almost twenty years. He always referred to it as his hometown.

Since Trane’s death, we have been on a mission to show our support for this true American patriot and his family. On October 26, 2007, we are holding a benefit charity auction at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Proceeds from this event will be given directly to The McCloud Family Fund—a fund developed to support his children’s future.

Your charitable contribution of auction item(s) will help raise money for this deserving family. Perhaps you have season tickets to a local sporting event and would be willing to give up a game. Perhaps you own a business and would gladly give up some of your product or services. Dinner for two at your restaurant, a guitar lesson, a personal training session, a piece of original art…Whatever you feel capable or comfortable giving, we would like to put it to auction and give the proceeds to Trane’s family.

If you are willing to donate an auction item to the cause, please contact one of the two organizers below before Sep. 1, 2007. A forthcoming email and invitation to the event will follow.

Thank you,
Terry Ayrault  Gerry Finazzo
(313) 610-5439 cell  (586) 909-2915 cell
theayraults@comcast.net  gjf1232@comcast.net
We had earlier posts about Trane here and here. If you can help them out please contact the organizers. I know it says "before Sep. 1" but give them a call anyway. I bet they can work something out.