“My Life Sentence”
My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. N
Feb 12 Jefferson County Adult Probation DUI Class
March 19 – 23 Bridge Builders Community Foundations Week of Giving. Please support Brandon’s Dad
April 9 Jefferson County Adult Probation DUI Class
April 26 Union High School, Clarion County
May 4 Clarion High School, Clarion County
Presently 25,000 people are killed each year in alcohol related accidents.
One American life is lost every 30 minutes in alcohol related auto crashes.
It is estimated that one out of every two Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident in his or her lifetime.
You can help me keep this effort going $1 at a time. You can either click the donate button or click buy now button to purchase a Frisbee. Every Dollar is used for prevention and greatly appreciated.Read More
• Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic fatalities
• Every other minute a person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash
• Teenage drivers are at a higher risk to be involved in a drinking and driving accident
• At the point when you have reached a six pack, your chances of being in a drunk driving accident are up to 44%.
My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. Now I serve a "Life Sentence" due to his drinking and driving. My Life Sentence is not one behind bars but a life full of sadness and emptiness. I share many things about his drinking world, both in high school and in college that most can relate to. My true-life story has had a life changing effect on many people. As you look through this site, think to yourself how this will impact your students. Working together we can save one more life.
If you are interested in my program and would like to help me impact more lives by delivering a presentation to your group or organization, or if you would just simply like to get more information click here to contact me.
Some key quotes from my presentations:
And not only how it effects you, but how it effects everyone around you..Forever
If a Police officer pulls you over for suspicion of DUI, You need to
thank them for possibly saving your life.
It's a phase; Most kids grow out of it,
Brandon will never see 22.
Think of your Mom and Dad,
What will they do when the police knock on their door?
Once Alcohol becomes important to you, it becomes important to have
The bar tender said, "When he left the bar he was fine." She was
the last one to see him alive.
We headed home to make arraignments to bury my son, my Drunk Driver
It was 8:00 in the morning and our lives have changed forever.
Please don't Drink, and definitely don't Drink and Drive.
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Please share with everyone,
Looking over the comments I have received over the years, here are some of the comments that keep me doing what I do to help others to make better choices. And these are just from High Schools.
Remember the Week Of Giving is March 19 - 23. (next week) If you want to help me reach more, log onto our link with the Bridge Builders Community Foundations at bbcfgives.org/organizations/20-brandon-s-dad and donate on line. ( the donate link is open but won't work until Monday at 7:00 am thru Friday at 10:00pm) You don't need PayPal, all you need is a checking account routing number and your account no. on the bottom of your checks or any credit card.
You can also mail a check made out to Bridge Builders Community Foundations with the memo marked Brandon's Dad. The date needs to be March 19 - 23 Send it to BBCF Gives, 206 Seneca St, Oil City, PA 16301
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Next week is our Biggest Fundraiser. Maybe you can help just a little, Maybe a lot ! Get a group of friends to come together and donate $25.00 together on line at bbcfgives.org/organizations/20-brandon-s-dad Monday thru Friday NEXT WEEK. When you do, EVERY Dollar will be matched and the donation is increased. Every dollar will help the Brandon's Dad organization to save lives thru DUI Prevention education.
I am told by so many that we make a difference. Now you can help us to make a difference for others too. We actually work to change the future in many peoples lives.
Thanks for your help and Thanks for your Help !!
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Bridge Builders Community Foundations Week of Giving
March 19, 2018, 7:00am - March 23, 2018, 10:00pm
OIL CITY, PA — Building on the success of its inaugural Week of Giving this year, Bridge Builders Community Foundations will reveal a new look in March 2018 to increase the excitement for its weeklong online fundraiser. The community foundation partnered with Contributary, an online Giving Day platform headquartered in State College, Pa, to help host the next Week of Giving slated for the week of March 19th though the 23rd of 2018. “The initial Week of Giving in 2017 was a success and we look to build on this next year. Inspiring and cultivating giving in our area is a key component of the Community Foundation, “said Trenton Moulin, executive director of Bridge Builders Community y Foundations. “The Week of Giving is an exciting, secure way to give and impact our community. This partnership with Contributary will offer a safe, secure and scalable process to connect with donors before and during the Week of Giving this coming March. ” The inaugural Week of Giving in March 2017 raised $105,000 for 88 nonprofits and BBCF Funds serving Clarion, Forest, Venango and Jefferson counties.
Just one week away !!! The Bridge Builders Community Foundations organization is ready to help other non-profits raise funds by helping to get the word out to the community about how much all of the non-profits depend on your financial help.
All it takes is a couple of dollars from many people like you to help us keep our billboards up and our DUI prevention message going. If you can help, please copy and post the link on this page and donate next week thru their Week of Giving event. Last year they matched every dollar donated by almost 25% meaning your $25.00 donation becomes $31.25. Your $50.00 donation becomes $62.50 !! It's that simple. Make a note on your calendar and get ready to help us have another successful year in saving lives thru DUI Prevention. Thanks personally from Brandon's Father, Vernon Hilyer
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Brandon's Dad is privileged to be participating in this years Week of Giving thru the Bridge Builders Community Foundations.
You can help us make it a HUGE Success when you donate a little and they match it with a little more.
Last year we were able to purchase a new 14' box trailer to haul the DUI Prevention Pedal Karts to fairs and high schools this year. We spent a lot last year and hope to replenish our funds this year to keep the billboards up on I-80 and the surrounding area. We also need funding to travel to the schools during Prom time and Red Ribbon week in Oct.
If you have seen a Brandon's Dad DUI Prevention Billboard then I hope our efforts have helped to make an impact on you, your children, your friends, and yes... even your parents lives. Now you can help us keep the message going.
**** The week of March 19 you can donate thru the Bridge Builders on our direct link for this event at bbcfgives.org/organizations/20-brandon-s-dad
We have impacted many lives in Western Pa and even reaching the Jamestown NY area with our high school programming but we can only do it with your help.
** Please give thru the "Week of Giving" and consider a monthly donation thru PayPal at email@example.com. You also can have this automatically transferred monthly.
Thanks in advance for helping us to Save Lives.
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