GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,– Twin sisters Hannah and Sarah Neeley have been busy this summer making magnets to raise money for a special cause. They’re selling the hand painted creations in the shape of Michigan for $5 dollars each, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the David Warsen Memorial Foundation.
“We don’t want to keep all the money, so we decided to donate it,” explained Hannah Neeley. “We know [the Warsen family] and it was a good cause because he was a Navy SEAL.”
David Warsen, a Grand Rapids Navy SEAL, was killed during a special mission in Afghanistan in August 2012. The East Kentwood grad served in the Navy nearly 4 years, and died just months before he was set to return home.
The David Warsen Foundation, created by family members in his honor, raises funds to support local soccer players in the community and the Navy Seal Foundation.
“I don’t think you find many teenagers that take their summer to do that,” said Taryn Frey, Warsen’s aunt.”I was just so moved, that I thought people need to know this story…Doing something positive is something David would want us to do.”
The girls have raised about $200 dollars so far. Their goal is $500 dollars.
The girls will be selling the magnets on July 4th from 9:00-11:00am in front of the Village Kids Consignment Boutique, located at 408 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI.
For more information on the magnets and the “David Warsen Memorial Foundation”, click here.