Last month, A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped in the Achin district of the Nangarhar provinc killing nearly 100 ISIS-K militants.
The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft to eliminate a series of underground bunkers and tunnels belonging to the terrorist group.
The flag that was flown on the MC-130 aircraft is now being raffled off in an effort to raise money to help benefit veterans and first responders.
The raffle has already raised more than $13,000 of its $25,000 goal as of Thursday afternoon. To be entered into the raffle, a minimum $10 donation is required. The raffle ends at the end of May.
The money will help veterans get treated through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy treatment that alleviates distress in memories in some mental health disorders such as PTSD.
Of the total money raised, 25% will go to Active Heroes, an IRS registered 501(c)3 charity with “the mission to support all U.S. military service members, veterans and their families through physical, educational, and emotional programs in an effort to eliminate suicide.”
The remaining 75% will go to the Cpl. Chad Eric Oligschlager Foundation for PTSD, whose “primary focus is to raise public awareness to the dangers our military personnel face from the pharmaceutical protocols used to treat PTSD; provide funding to medical professionals who can and do help get our troops all the way home; and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of our veterans.”