Thunder-Mountain Wind and Fire (501C3)

Charity Motorcycle Ride to Benefit “American Heroes in Action”

Post Ride: September 10, 2022 was a great day considering 47 degrees and raining all day. We saw significantly lower rider numbers (less that 20), but TMWF and our riders rose to the occasion and raised over $5000 for American Heroes in Action. TMWF has one online fundraiser still in progress, then a final 2022 amount will be announced for AHA.

See Flyer and video below explaining TMWF philanthropic work with Mexico, US rural fire agencies, and annual charity events.

TMWF Mexico Project and work with US rural fire agencies, and annual fund raising ride information video:

American Anti-Social Violence

Are guns really the problem? Let us explore in a respectful dialogue some ideas which might actually lead to answers:

How about this instead of guns as focused answers: President Biden proposes an over 21 age requirement to access any movie, video game, or other entertainment that depicts graphic violence deemed to have antisocial violence lacking in any moral context. Moral context examples are where good overcomes evil. Antisocial violence depicts violence without remorse or social consequences. Additionally, propose legislation for extreme financial consequences for the entertainment industry for influencing and promoting the use of antisocial violence by any means. Simply, focusing on guns makes inept people sound as if they are doing something. Data proves this does not work. For the sake of argument, ok the guns are now gone and controlled as a means for violence. What now? Will the evil and violent intents being fueled by a society lacking a moral compass simply be gone? No, it only means now creativity will determine the means to perpetrate their antisocial violent acts. Let’s all make this the narrative our elected SERVANTS discuss and implement.

What say you?

Memorial Day – Honor the Sacrifice All Year…

What in your life is worth dying for?

When I think of the ultimate sacrifice as being willing to, much different than wanting to, put one’s self in imminent danger for the sake and safety of others. This sacrifice is the essence of courage and love.

As a veteran, I was fortunate to serve with highly moral and capable leaders, both in the US and overseas. A wise old Staff Sargent schooled me one day that our duty was to fight to the death to preserve another person’s right to say to our face what we abhor. This lesson my friends, is the essence of freedom and what Memorial Day is all about.

What say you?

Philanthropic Work in Mexico

Some of the most significant efforts of my professional and personal life have come through serving others and paying to do it. This video is after a six track fire academy in three cities involving over 100 bomberos. The instructor team was celebrating well, and this is an amazing video and great memories.

Significance of Bomberos and August 22 each year:

In Mexico, Firefighter’s Day is commemorated on August 22, as a way of evoking the creation of the first fire department, which took place in the Port of Veracruz in 1873; for 1922 the Regulation of the Fire Department of the Federal District was issued and in 1951, by presidential decree, it was granted the character of “Heroic”.

Consulting: Business, Emergency Services, Education, Philanthropy