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The Travis Mills Foundation
Golf, Grub and Gravel Event Benefits The Travis Mills Foundation

Travis Mills is one of five quadruple amputees to survive his injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He and his family founded the Travis Mills Foundation.

Nortrax-Westbrook is proud to announce that the 8th Annual “Golf, Grub & Gravel” event raised $25,652 for The Travis Mills Foundation (TMF). Our 2015 event raised $9,625. A challenge was proposed last year to double the amount raised for 2016 – we met that challenge and then some.

The event includes golf, lunch, and the opportunity to try out some John Deere machines. Money was raised by sponsorships, donations (including $3,000 from Craig Attachments), hole sponsorships, golfing fees, T-shirt sales, 50/50 raffle, and a live auction where prizes ranged from John Deere hats to a trip for two to the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in the center of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway donated by Paladin Attachments.

All proceeds go to the TMF.

Who is Travis Mills?

Travis Mills is one of five quadruple amputees to survive his injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant, Travis Mills, of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device while on patrol. As a result, he lost portions of both legs and arms.

In September 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a non-profit organization benefiting and assisting combat-injured veterans. In March of 2015, the foundation purchased the former Elizabeth Arden estate in Rome, Maine, and has been renovating it into a “smart home” retreat to accommodate other amputee veterans. The retreat will fill a vital role in the recovery, camaraderie, spousal support, reconnection, relaxation, and reintegration and be a place where they can recover, relax, and enjoy a wide range of adaptive sports and activities.

“It’s not just about the retreat,” Mills said. “It’s about bringing the family back.”

“When I went into the hospital and I had to go on these trips, I was able to take my wife because of how injured I was. But some guys weren’t allowed to take their wives and their kids,” he explained.

Nortrax is a Silver sponsor of the TMF and has donated more than $155,000 in use of John Deere equipment for ground work renovations at the retreat. The employees of the Nortrax Westbrook branch will continue to support the TMF by donating their personal time next spring to help with grounds work and other miscellaneous tasks at the retreat.

Travis and his family had a vision to bring recalibrated warriors to their new home state of Maine so that they may continue their recovery and rehabilitation. That vision will be complete with plans to open in July 2017 hosting the first 6-8 families.

Nortrax Gives Back

Nortrax has been building a culture of giving back and our locations take pride in their support of charitable organizations in and around their communities. Nortrax employees have supported more than 30 different charitable organizations and helped with countless volunteer hours.

Employees have participated in events from beach and cemetery clean-ups, to all-night Relay for Life® walks and charity runs. They have donated money and given food, toys, school supplies, coats, and much more. Employees also have given talent and time, including weekends and vacation, to mentor projects and career days. There’s no better way to focus on what we are thankful for than to give back to our communities. When we give back with our teammates at our side, it is not only rewarding, but fun.

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