Buhler Supports North Jersey Jeep Club and Wheelers For The Wounded
Jeff at Buhler shows their support for our wounded warriors
By Don Webb
HAMBURG- There was much fun and excitement for volunteers and veterans alike
on Sept. 15, as 40 veterans participated in Wheelers for the Wounded.
The event, run by the North Jersey Jeep Club, was held on a 260-acre
piece of private property in Hamburg, NJ next to cava winery.
for the Wounded is a national group that provides off roading for our
country's wounded military members. This multi-state program was
conceived by Jason Havlik of Texas, a Gulf War veteran. The North Jersey
Jeep Club adopted this program to help wounded vets have a day of fun
"We have had this program in New Jersey now for four
years and every year it gets better and better," said John Parrinello,
New Jersey's chapter president. There were 48 Jeeps that helped with
this year's event at Hamburg. Stu Feldman of West Milford, who is also
the vice president of the West Milford Chamber of Commerce, is one of
the committee members of the New Jersey Chapter of Wheelers for the
"We started doing this for the first two years in the
Ringwood State Park and last year on private land in Blairstown. I love
helping out these men and women," said Feldman. "They gave so much. We
will never be able to repay that debt to them, but at least groups like
ours can take steps to show people do care about them."
of Wantage was one of the many leaders on the day's steep rocky hill
trails. He was the lead on the moderate trail. While riding in his blue
Jeep Wranger, Barnes said, "I love four wheeling, I belong to the North
Jersey Jeep Club and helping out the vets and four wheeling at the same
time, does it get any better than that?"
Anyone interested in helping Wheelers for the Wounded, go to the Web site wftwnj.wordpress.com.