Felling Trailers, Inc. will conduct its 10th online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer benefiting a nonprofit organization. Eagle’s Healing Nest is the 2022 recipient. Felling Trailers wants to help generate awareness about the invisible wounds of war that our veterans carry. Thus, Felling Trailers manufactured and painted one of its most popular trailers a custom metallic “Patriot Blue” with chrome pinstriping. The trailer bears Eagle’s Healing Nest’s emblem as well as its credo “Promises Made. Promises Kept.”
The online trailer auction will run for six days: August 22nd through August 27th. Further, several Felling Trailers’ suppliers have joined to support Eagle’s Healing Nest by sponsoring the trailer build from lighting to tires to decking. The 2022 Trailer for a Cause sponsors are Trans-Texas, PPG, Dexter, Sealco, Peterson, Industrial Wood (Blackwood), Demco, Pacific Rim, and Metal Crafters/Flexco. One hundred percent of the winning bid will benefit Eagle’s Healing Nest.
THE EAGLE’S HEALING NEST
Founder Melony Butler created the Nest to be a place of peace as well as healing for veterans struggling from a host of issues ranging from depression, anxiety, PTSD, decades of homelessness, to addictions of many sorts. Veterans come to the Nest to heal with honor from the invisible wounds of war and time of service. Eagle’s Healing Nest is located in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, on 124 acres with 24 buildings. Originally Minnesota Home School for girls, a veteran’s healing center came to life out of an old dormitory. Melony opened the Eagle’s Healing Nest in 2012 with two functional buildings. She stated: “We will build the Nest one branch at a time until it is complete. A place to call home and a place to heal with honor.”
Since then, with donations from organizations, veterans, and volunteer contributions, Eagle’s Healing Nest has renovated 21 of the 24 buildings. When all the buildings are complete, the Nest will house 180 to 200 veterans, service members, and their families.
The Trailer for a Cause auction begins on Monday, August 22nd at 7 am. It ends Saturday, August 27th at noon at Eagle’s Healing Nest’s Nest Fest.
The Eagle’s Healing Nest is a nonprofit organization that receives no government funding. Nest Fest is one of a few fundraising events the Nest hosts yearly. Now in its ninth year, volunteers and residents of the Nest open their doors to the community. The fest will feature veteran-made crafts as well as a silent auction, bake sale, tours, and this year, the Trailer for a Cause auction. The online auction can be viewed at www.felling.com/our-company/trailer-for-a-cause/. Arrangements to be made for pick up at Felling Trailers’ manufacturing facility or delivery (freight extra).