In direct response to public inquiries made regarding Raider Project's Raider 7 Memorial Funds and expenses the following detailed overview has been completed and is available at:
Below we have listed each item and quantity sold as well as the price it at which it was sold, resulting in gross revenue.
Raider 7 T-shirts Sold
Total = qty:4,444 price:$30
Men’s - $110,520
Women’s - $22,800
*Cost of Goods: $48,884
Net revenue: $84,436.00
Raider 7 Stickers Sold (dONATION ITEM)
Total = QTY: 487 PRICE:$5
Raider 7 Posters (donation item)
TOTAL = QTY: 5 PRICE $42 donated per print
Total = $210
Raider 7 Memorial Posters (donation item)
Total = QTY: 42 PRICE: 24*$50 18*$34
Raider 7 Hoodies Tee Spring
QTY = 467 PRICE: *varies per size, material, and color.
Remaining Merchandise NOT SOLD
Raider 7 T-shirts qty: 1,186
Men's QTY: 726
Women's QTY: 460
*cost of goods: $13,046.00
This remaining unsold merchandise was a result of a later run of shirts that was pulled due to a direct brand/company request to be removed from further/continued runs of the Raider 7 shirt production as well as Raider Project's caution surrounding the possibility of trademark infringement. All unsold Raider 7 shirts were donated to veterans and the 2nd Marine Raider Bn.
BREAKDOWN net revenue total: $80,857.93
TOTAL net profitS FROM ALL ITEMS SOLD: $93,903.93
*COST OF GOODS FOR ITEMS NOT SOLD: $13,046.00
TOTAL NET revenue: $80,857.93.
**Grants and Services total: $84,934.00
$72,850.00 IN services and GRANTS TO FAMILY MEMBERS
$4,000.00 DONATION TO RAISING RAIDERS
$4,184.00 IN TRAVEL SUPPORT
$3900.00 IN MEMORIAL SUPPORT
*COSTS OF GOODS are identified AS THE PRICE PAID FOR EACH ITEM, FREIGHT SHIPPING OF ORDERS TO OUR FACILITY, shipping materials purchased in bulk for all orders, LABOR AND OVERHEAD INVENTORY EXPENSES, RESULTING IN NET PROFITS.
**SERVICES AND GRANTS are identified as both financial grants to a person, as well as financial assistance with specific bills, purchases, or costs.
*** Raider 7 Wristbands were created to commemorate the fallen. They were donated to the friends and family members of the Raider 7. Raider Project did not offer this item for sale.
The Raider 7 Memorial Apparel endeavor was put together by the Raider Project immediately following the tragedy. The Raider Project consists of a very small team of staff and volunteers.
The Raider Project's goal was to first respond to immediate needs that arose among Raider 7 families. Financial assistance, provision of travel and memorial support were immediately provided to several wives/partners of the fallen as the Raider Project was informed of specific needs.
In the summer of 2015, the Raider Project then met with the wives and the remaining team members to discuss their wishes.
On October 19th, 2015 the remaining funds were dispersed evenly between the 7 wives/partners of the fallen heroes.
In addition, Raider Project also hosted the Raising Raiders Crowdrise link on our pages to channel money directly to their organization and support the cause even further.
as a result of your support, Raider Project was able to raise an additional $20,621 for families through the Raising Raider charity Crowdrise fundraising page.
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I hope this letter reaches you in relative peace. I am Fritz Sleigher and just retired out of MARSOC after 22 years in our beloved Corps. Thank you for the retirement note. I served as an 02, 0369, 0311, and 0317 with a smattering of other MOS’ at various units. I retired as a Gunny, which will come into play shortly.
I watched your video and feel your pain. Although we have never met, I am certain that you feel each loss of life and are just as confused as to why Marines are taking their lives at an alarming rate. I’ll never understand the monumental burden of command you bear, but I am certain we both share the feeling of loss, guilt, and confusion after each suicide.
The BLUF on suicide is this: The current culture of the Corps conflicts with itself and creates an environment where those in need feel even more secluded. I re-posted your article on FB, and several peers (recently retired enlisted combat vets) sing the same tune: The Corps let them down.
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