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Vietnam Veteran spending summer raising $100,000 for disabled Nevada veterans

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A local Vietnam veteran spends his summers sitting outside in the hot sun, raising tens of thousands of dollars for disabled Nevada veterans and various veteran organizations across the region.

"Almost 20 years ago, somebody helped me out," says Veteran Frank Greenwood. "Ever since I have been paying it forward."

Frank Greenwood spends eight hours a day, seven days a week for three months out of the year selling raffle tickets in front of the Sportsman's Warehouse in Reno.

Several weapons and a Polaris UTV are available to the winning ticket holders come the end of August.

Greenwood, working with the Disabled American Veterans Reno Chapter #1, has a goal of selling $1,000 worth of raffle tickets a day, leading to a $100,000 total this summer.

"I have a reason to get up," says Greenwood. "I know, somewhere out there, there's a veteran who needs my assistance, that needs my help and I want to be there when the time comes."

Aside from donating to disabled veterans, Greenwood will give some of the money to Honor Flight Nevada, veteran organizations with the University of Nevada, Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College, along with other groups throughout northern Nevada.

The winning raffle tickets will be drawn in front of Sportsman's Warehouse at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 26th. Before the drawing, there will be a BBQ for everyone in attendance hosted by the Disabled American Veterans Reno Chapter #1.

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