Fecon, Lebanon, Ohio, will auction off a Bull Hog® mulcher attachment to raise funds for Children of Fallen Patriots. The auction of the BH74 will take place online and all proceeds will be donated to Children of Fallen Patriots.
The auction will be conducted on eBay in early August, with complete details posted on the Fecon website and social media channels. Children of Fallen Patriots provides scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The organization serves the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses and other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“This is the second year we’ve done a charity auction. This year, we want to raise awareness for the incredible work Fallen Patriots is doing,” said Mark Middendorf, Fecon’s executive vice president of sales. “Their commitment to the education and success of the children of fallen troops drew us in immediately, and we hope the auction will direct attention and funds to this worthy cause.”
The high-flow skid-steer mulching attachment will be custom painted with the colors of Children of Fallen Patriots.
“Fecon, our dealers and our contractors are a patriotic group that strongly support the U.S. armed forces,” said Bob Dieckman, Fecon CEO. “As a brand designed, built and supported in the USA in Lebanon, Ohio, we knew this foundation was the right fit for our team and our customers.”
Research done on behalf of Children of Fallen Patriots showed that nearly 25,000 dependents have been left behind by troops who have fallen in the line of duty in the last 35 years. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $69 million in scholarships and other assistance to more than 2,800 children of fallen service members. Loyal donors and corporate sponsors fund all scholarships and financial aid.