A recent program managed by FUSE called upon Canadian artists from coast to coast to transform military helmets resembling those worn in combat into works of art. Participants were simply asked to apply their unique vision to demonstrate their support or that of their community of our Canadian troops and their respective families.
The helmets which were designed and donated by the artists were then sold as part of a silent auction at the True Patriot Love Tribute Dinner on November 10, 2009. All proceeds went to the True Patriot Love Foundation in support of military families (www.truepatriotlovefoundation.com).
The program was an overwhelming success with dozens of entries and some very high quality work which must have taken a ton of effort. Over $68,000 was raised from the initiative and will certainly go a long way to supporting a great cause!
Here are some samples of the work while you may see the entire collection on True Patriot Love's Flickr photostream
I simply wanted to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed and to wish our military and their families well as they continue to endure the many challenges they encounter!
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