Anyone who has ever been to an HFP Racing event knows of our fondness for Team RWB and the awesome work they do with Veterans. Eagles Rock, and we love seeing them carrying the colors before and during the races! One of our Ohio Eagles just had his “snowglobe shaken” badly, and is in need of our help. As always, Team RWB convenes a congress of Eagles, and our injured Eagle isn’t flying solo. Here’s how you can help too.
Matt and Callie Kelley appear to be what everyone strives to be when we wish we were better people. Matt is a US Army veteran who served honorably for years, including combat deployments. Callie is a social worker in the Cincinnati area, and together they serve as foster parents for at risk kids in the Cincinnati area, with as many as 10 kids in their home at a time, waiting for a forever family. Heart, service, and love are all words that can accurately paint the Kelley picture. Matt hasn’t been a regular at HFR Races in the past few years because of his commitment to his every growing family, but he’s still “one of us”.
One day last month, Matt came home to find his wife Callie lifeless in bed. She had passed away overnight, and he was left to continue on without her. I personally can’t image many worse days.
Over the last few weeks Matt has been reshaping his world, while still managing to help shape the worlds of his 6 kids. The mission continues.
Our chance to be of assistance comes this weekend (and longer) as their friends and family are hosting a benefit to support the family of Callie Marie Kelley. Held at the 50 West Brewery in Cincinnati, it will feature auction items, raffles, and more in an effort to help Matt with continuing on. HFP Racing has donated a “race for a year” certificate – good for all races in the 2018 season. Other folks have also donated some great items, and there is a GoFundMe page set up in her honor at
https://www.gofundme.com/callie-marie-kelley. If you are so inclined in this “week of giving”, please consider helping out by donating, adding items of value to the raffle or auction, or by joining us in the festivities Noon – 5pm at 50 West Brewery, 7605 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati. Call Jesse at 895-250-9815 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to lend other assistance.
Thanks for your consideration for a fellow Eagle and we hope to see you at 50 West Brewery on Sunday.