This week we recognize Greg Collins, volunteer of four years with the Homer Alaska Friends of NRA.
During his service, Greg has sold 100 banquet tickets raising $6,500, sold 15 sponsorships totaling $31,500, raised $25,000 in pre and post-event raffles, acquired 25 donations valued over $45,000, and has arranged for underwriting of 25 items totaling $6,000.
“Greg has personal attributes that make people proud to call him friend and organizations proud to be associated with.”“Greg continues to energize this committee,” shared Alaska Field Representative Greg Stephens. “He’s an amazing source for new and exciting ideas to help this banquet grow.” Stephens continues to share how much of an asset Greg has been to the committee by securing donations of fishing charters, firearms, various merchandise, a custom smoker, and even travel and lodging for the chef – all in efforts for the good of the banquet. Greg's also taken lead with coordinating all social media posts and is the voice of the Home committee for all live radio interviews. His efforts don’t stop there as he’s also helped to pioneer a new mini event fundraiser called Date Night Wall of Guns. In all, Greg’s dedication to his committee proves to be immense and it's even estimated that he spends about 450 hours annually on banquet related activities.
Outside of preparing for the banquet, Greg serves on the Alaska State Fund Committee, attends meetings for the Kackemak Gun Club, and actively participates in local and state wide Second Amendment related issues. He owns two local businesses and yet still manages to find the time to volunteer as a Fireman and EMT in his community. The embodiment of a model freedom demanding, Second Amendment loving leader truly exemplifies Greg Collins and all other volunteers of the Friends of NRA program. Stephens concludes, “Greg has personal attributes that make people proud to call him friend and organizations proud to be associated with.”
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