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Posted by Bacon on October 3rd, 2013 filed in Hero of the week, Stories

Iraqi Freedom
COL David Sutherland

Hundreds of thousands of veterans are coming home. Tens of thousands of veteran service organizations want to help, but the effort is disjointed.

Someone needs to do something.

That someone is David Sutherland – Army veteran and one of the heroes of the surge in Iraq. He and Navy veteran Kim Mitchell run the Dixon Center and they need our help.

Through Veterans Day, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Community Services at Easter Seals is being featured in Newman’s Own Honoring Those Who Serve Challenge. They need 75 donations by the end of the week to qualify for extra dollars. Help them out by donating and spreading the word. I believe in the Dixon Center’s mission, and I believe in the people who lead it.

You can – and should – donate today. There is no minimum donation, so you don’t have to break the bank to do your part in helping out other veterans.

Donate by clicking here.

So what is Dixon Center and who is David Sutherland?

Dixon Center is named after Army Staff Sergeant Donnie D. Dixon, who was killed by enemy action during his second tour in Iraq. The center named for him works to focus the efforts of veteran organizations so that they work together effectively, side-by-side, to benefit the veterans returning home.

COL Sutherland was the Coalition Force Commander in Diyala Province from October 2006 – December 2007. The land where he and his troops fought was arguably the most dangerous place on earth at the time. His experiences there compelled him to continue taking care of his troops long after he took off the uniform.

This is a noble effort. Many lives will be impacted by the work done by COL Sutherland and the Dixon Center. Please contribute.

I did.

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