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Community - Nov 22, 2019

Waupaca Foundry employee collects hides to benefit nation’s heroes

Sara Timm | Waupaca Foundry

In 2012 Dave Hintz started collecting deer hides and selling them to traders, in turn donating the money earned to Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation. WWIA services all combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients, regardless of when they served in the armed forces.

Hides For Heroes collects more than deer hides, it raises support and awareness for WWIA, its services, and the heroes impacted. And it’s all thanks to Hides For Heroes’ network of volunteers and sponsors who passionately embrace and support veterans initiatives.

“I am also blessed to have met so many outstanding business owners who graciously allow us to put our collection boxes out and us promote our initiative,” said Dave Hintz.

Hides for Heroes has donated over $46,000 to WWIA since 2012.

Hides may be dropped off at these participating locations:

Amherst, Wisconsin area: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin area: Iola/Scandinavia, Wisconsin area: Manawa/Ogdensburg, Wisconsin area: Phillips, Wisconsin area Ironwood, MI area: Waupaca, Wisconsin area: Weyauwega/Fremont, Wisconsin area: Wild Rose, Wisconsin area: Winneconne, Wisconsin area:
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