For the 4th year in a row, the cover of our newsletter honors a MHP Trooper who gave his life in the line of duty. Trooper David DeLaittre was 23 and the youngest trooper to die protecting his community. David followed his father Dennis and his own dream when he joined the Montana Highway Patrol. Dennis and Nancy DeLaittre were long time supporters of the Montana Hope Project and handled the bear duties for many years. David was stationed in his home town of Three Forks at the time of his death. May you rest in peace David, you are a true hero.
The Hope Project will finish another successful year in 2010 only because of the great individuals and businesses that gave of their time and financial support so we may continue to provide wishes to these awesome children and their families.
We will hit the ground running in 2011, as we already have 11 children on the wish list. Everyone committed to the Hope Project will see that each wish is fulfilled. Once again our fund-raisers exceeded all of our expectations, even with the economy still struggling. I believe this is one reason that Montana is the last best place. We Montanans are raised on the time honored tradition of helping our neighbors in their time of need.
To all of our sponsors, thank you for all your help, we are proud of our relationship with you. To our new families, welcome to the Montana Hope Project.
God bless everyone,
Trooper Richard Hader MHP 160, Superior