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DRY HOOTCH MADISON
CLICK HERE to support the new construction of Dryhootch!
We need your support! Dryhootch Madison is moving and we need to raise
$15,000 to finish construction and move in to our new location!
Dryhootch Madison iS relocating to 2825 University Ave – tucked into
the side of the IHOP and JUST blocks away from the Madison VA
Hospital. Our new Hootch is 1500 square feet and will include a coffee
bar, lounge/social space, private and group meeting rooms and much
more! With your help and support we are confident we can finish
construction and move into the new Hootch by June 1st 2015!!!
Our mission at Dryhootch is to “Help the Veteran and their family, who
survived the war, survive the peace.” Dryhootch is a nonprofit 501c3
organization formed by combat Veterans to help Veterans in their
return home. Dryhootch was envisioned as a place where Veterans could
gather informally in a coffee house; a safe, comfortable, drug and
alcohol free environment. The idea revolved around the creation of a
retail coffee shop run by and for Veterans, which would also support
an extended network of Veteran families and encourage Veteran
interaction with the community as a whole.
Peer Support is the basis for everything we do at Dryhootch. The
brothers and sisters who had your back while in service are now here
at Dryhootch, providing you with the same support in “the real world.”
They can give advice on benefits, explain how they made the transition
back, or just be a buddy that can finish your sentences. It is behind
everything we do here. Some of the many support groups offered at
Dryhootch Madison are:
* Vets Over Sixty
* Female Veterans
* Minority Veterans
* Spouses/Partners Group
* PTSD Group
* Trauma Release Exercise (TRE)
* Art Therapy
* Writing Collective
* Alcohol Anonymous (AA)
* Spiritual Guidance
* Healing Meditation
For a complete list of programs and services offered at Dryhootch
Madison visit us on facebook at:
The Patriot Tour:
- The Patriot Tour is a 100-day, 48-state, 14,000-mile journey of one American flag shepherded city-to-city on the back of a motorcycle. At each stop along the route the flag is transferred to a new flag bearer and escorted by as many as 500 riders to its next destination. In 2016 more than 150,000 riders across the nation stepped up to escort the flag.
- The purpose of the Tour is to honor our nation’s military personnel and raise funds for wounded veterans and their families.
- The Tour is sponsored by The Nation of Patriots® and is its largest annual fundraising event.
- The 2017 Patriot Tour will launch from Harley-Davidson of Madison (6200 Millpond Road) Saturday, May 27
- Riders are expected from across the state, with large groups joining from the Milwaukee area and Dodge County
- The opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend and ride with the flag on the first leg of its journey, to Waukon, Iowa.
- Kickstands up for an 11 a.m. departure for Waukon Harley-Davidson (Waukon, IA) with an expected arrival of 2:30 p.m.
- Along the route, the Tour will stop in Fennimore, WI and pass through Prairie du Chien. Local chambers in both towns are planning events to welcome and acknowledge the Tour as it passes through on Memorial Day weekend
- The 2017 fundraising goal is $200,000, 100 percent of which will be given directly to veterans across the United States
- Donations can be made in person or online at nationofpatriots.com
- There is no charge to ride, but a $5/rider donation is suggested. Riders can join the tour anywhere along the route between Madison and Waukon, Iowa.
- The Patriot Tour will return to Wisconsin for the Homecoming Ceremony and Celebration Saturday, September 9.
- Registration, Tour schedule, and contact information can be found at nationofpatriots.com.